2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Chevy Malibu

Do you need more than the Volkswagen Jetta can offer? The logical next step up is the Volkswagen Passat. Now with a new model out, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is new and improved, better than ever. Still, what's to keep you staying with another Volkswagen vehicle if there's better out there? How does the 2018 VW Passat compare to the competition?

We've previously compared the Volkswagen Jetta against the Chevy Cruze. Seeing as the Passat is a full-size sedan compared to the compact sedan build of the Jetta, we've decided to choose a Chevy counterpart again. Today, it's the 2018 Volkswagen Passat vs the 2018 Chevy Malibu!

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Chevy Malibu

2L Inline 4 Baseline Engine 1.5L Inline 4
174 hp 184 lb-ft Horsepower / Torque 160 hp / 184 lb-ft
18.5 gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 15.8 gal.
15.9 ft3 Cargo Capacity 15.8 ft3

2018 Volkswagen Passat Oneonta, NY

The 2018 Chevy Malibu is a bit more efficient due to being slightly leaner, but the 2018 Volkswagen Passat wins in every other category. It has more room for its passengers and cargo, more engine power, a bigger fuel tank, and better performance features. That's in addition to its broad list of features, including:

  • VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Heated Front and Rear Seats
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • DSG® Transmission
  • Rearview Camera System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Hands-Free Easy Open Trunk
  • Fender® Premium Audio
  • SiruisXM® Satellite Radio
  • Park Pilot
  • Climatronic® Dual-Zone Automatic Climate Control
  • And more!

Here at the Volkswagen Oneonta dealership, we currently have every trim level of the 2018 VW Passat in stock. That means whether you want the baseline 2018 VW Passat S, the specialized 2018 VW Passat SEL Premium, or even the exclusive R-Line package for the 2018 VW Passat, we've got it for our community! Come try one and all with a test drive here in Otsego County at VW Oneonta!