2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat near College Park, MD

Stand Out with the 2016 Hyundai Sonata

The Sonata will truly impress you in this comparison of the 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat near College Park, MD. At Pohanka Hyundai we want to assure you that you’re taking a champion home. See how and why the Hyundai Sonata beats the competition.

When deciding which car to buy, one of the elements that matters the most is performance, and the 2016 Hyundai Sonata gives you a ton from the start with its standard 2.4L Gasoline Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine, which features an outstanding 185 horsepower. In comparison, the 2016 Volkswagen’s standard 1.8L turbocharged engine only offers 170 horsepower1. And even though the 245 horsepower of the Sonata’s available 2.0L Gasoline Direct Injection 4-cylinder engine with twin-scroll turbocharger is slightly overcast by the Passat’s 280 horsepower1 of its V6 FSI® engine, it compensates by its superior fuel efficiency of 23/32 MPG city/hwy2 against the Passat’s 20/28 MPG city/hwy3. Plus, the Passat requires premium fuel to achieve this potency1, which will also put a higher dent in your wallet.

Another element that you seek in a car is comfort and convenience. Here too, the Sonata gives you more in this 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat near College Park, MD, comparison. Riders will get ample dimensions and can carry more of their belongings in the Sonata, with 106.1 cubic ft. of passenger volume and 122.4 cubic ft. of cargo volume, versus the Passat’s 102 cubic ft. of passenger volume and 15.9 cubic ft. of cargo volume. Enjoy the look and feel of premium cloth furnishings in the Sonata, while the Passat will just give you common cloth surfaces. And even though both the Sonata and the Passat offer available heated front and rear seats, only the Sonata will give you the option of ventilated front seats as well.

Additionally, the Sonata features a first-in-class4 available hands-free smart trunk, which automatically opens when it senses you standing behind it for more than three seconds with the fob key in your purse or pocket, and available sunshades in the rear side windows to keep the glare out. The Passat possesses neither of these features. HD Radio™ technology with multicasting and SiriusXM® Satellite Radio5 come standard in the Sonata, whereas the 2016 Passat does not offer the option of HD Radio™ and only provides SiriusXM® Satellite Radio6 on its V6 trims.

Now that you’ve witnessed the many ways in which the 2016 Sonata comes on top in this 2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat near College Park, MD, don’t miss the opportunity to come see it in person here at Pohanka Hyundai.


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1. Performance specifications based on manufacturer's ratings achieved with premium fuel.

2. 2016 Sonata SE: 25 City/38 Hwy. 2016 Sonata Sport/Limited: 25 City/36 Hwy. 2016 Sonata Sport 2.0T: 23 City/32 Hwy. 2016 Sonata Limited 2.0T: 21 City/31 Hwy. 2016 Sonata Eco: 28 City/38 Hwy. EPA estimates. For comparison only. Your actual mileage may vary with options, driving conditions, driving habits and vehicle’s condition.

3. Based on EPA estimates. See www.fueleconomy.gov for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

4. Class comparison based on primary midsize sedan competitors as defined by Hyundai Motor America. Competitors within this class are Ford Fusion, Toyota Camry, Chevrolet Malibu, Nissan Altima and Honda Accord. Claim based on comparison of specifications on manufacturer websites.

5. SiriusXM Satellite Radio and SiriusXM Travel Link each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter, and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at thencurrent rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel, call us at 1-866-635-2349. See our Customer Agreement for complete terms at siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. ©2015 Sirius XM Radio Inc. Sirius, XM and all related marks and logos are trademarks of Sirius XM Radio Inc.

6. Always pay careful attention to the road, do not drive while distracted. SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. To cancel, you must call SiriusXM at 1-866-635-2349. See SiriusXM Customer Agreement for complete terms at www.siriusxm.com. All fees and programming subject to change. Sirius, XM, and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc.

2016 Hyundai Sonata vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat near College Park, MD

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