2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Passat

2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Toyota Camry

2018 Toyota Camry


If you’re looking for a family sedan near Culver City, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Toyota Camry both offer excellent safety, lots of convenience, and plenty of tech features — and they’re both available from LAcarGUY dealerships in Santa Monica.


Volkswagen Passat Specs vs. Toyota Camry Specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Toyota Camry both feature capable engine options, but the recently redesigned Camry has the edge in these categories:

VW Passat Specs

Toyota Camry Specs

Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder (174 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque)

Base Engine Horsepower and Torque

2.5L 4-cylinder (203 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque

3.6L V6 (280 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque)

Upgraded Engine Horsepower and Torque

3.5L V6 (301 hp, 267 lb-ft of torque)

34 mpg highway**, 23 mpg city**

Top Fuel Economy Numbers

41 mpg highway, 29 mpg city

2018 Volkswagen Passat

Passenger and Cargo Space

While both of these vehicles can easily seat up to five adults, the VW Passat interior is a bit larger than the Toyota Camry’s:

VW Passat

Toyota Camry


Seating Capacity


117.9 cubic feet

Total Interior Volume

115.5 cubic feet

15.9 cubic feet

Trunk space

15.1 cubic feet

2018 Volkswagen Passat

Starting Price

Both of these vehicles are affordable for midsize cars, but the VW Jetta comes in with a slightly lower starting price:

  • 2018 Volkswagen Passat S 2.0L TSI® - Starting MSRP of $22,995*
  • 2018 Toyota Camry - Starting MSRP of $23,495

Get a New VW Passat or Toyota Camry Near Beverly Hills

The 2018 VW Passat has the edge among those who champion affordability and interior space, while the 2018 Toyota Camry wins out among Culver City drivers looking for better performance and fuel economy in a midsize sedan.

Volkswagen Santa Monica has the VW Passat for sale right now at 2440 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica, CA, and we’re open for sales seven days a week. Contact us with questions at (855) 975-9627, and stop down the street to check out the Toyota Camry as well!

2018 Volkswagen Passat


*Prices exclude transportation, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

**EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.