Comparison - Hyundai Sonata SE Hybrid 2018 - vs - Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 2018

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Model: 
Average Price: 
25,500
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
31,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
15.90gals
18.50gals

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata receives a much-needed injection of style.

Pros
More stylish than before
Relaxing, comfortable ride quality
Flexible engines
Android or Apple, your interface is OK
Roomy interior

Cons
Light on personality
Sport isn’t all that sporty
Limited customization options
Interior a little downmarket

By: 
thecarconnection.com

one might consider Hyundai’s refreshed 2018 Sonata the brand’s rerelease of its seventh-generation mid-size sedan that was launched for the 2015 model year. That Sonata was a nice enough family four-door that failed to catch on with the buying public in the same way that its slinkier predecessor did; Hyundai is hoping this updated version will climb higher up the sales charts.

Pros
Quiet cabin,
easy-to-use infotainment system,
standard blind-spot monitor.

Cons
Dynamically dull,
1.6T engine limited to Eco trim,
active-safety features not available on all models.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2018 Hyundai Sonata had been restyled inside and out and receives updates to its suspension and steering aimed at improving ride quality, response and feel.

PROS
Solid list of standard features and tons of available tech
Spacious interior accommodations and generous trunk space
Excellent user interface receives a more upscale redesign
10-year powertrain warranty offers peace of mind

CONS
No options available on Edmunds' recommended Eco model
Slightly less rear legroom than the segment leaders
Top turbocharged engine trails performance of its competitors
Lackluster power from base engine

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat ranked #13 in Midsize Cars. Currently the Volkswagen Passat has a score of 8.1 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 60 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Extremely spacious seats
Large trunk
Smooth ride

Cons
Competitors are more upscale inside
Rivals have more impressive tech offerings

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.

Pros
Massive interior
Conservative, quality feel
Good ride quality
Lots of standard safety tech

Cons
Totally devoid of personality
V-6 is very thirsty
Some cheap bits inside
Could a mid-size sedan be less interesting?

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Regular Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
40.00mpg
25.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
46.00mpg
36.00mpg
Engine type: 
Hybrid
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
16
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
4
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
2.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
Horsepower: 
193hp
at 6 000rpm
174hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
35.60Feet
36.40Feet

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
yes
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.10in
191.90in
Width: 
73.40in
72.20in
Height: 
57.90in
58.50in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
110.40in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.40
38.30
Rear Head Room: 
38.00
37.80
Front Leg Room: 
45.50in
42.40in
Rear leg room: 
35.60in
39.10in
Front Hip Room: 
55.30in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.90in
56.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
56.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.50in
57.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
13.40cu.ft
15.90cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3497.00lbs
3274.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
no
Techometer: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
yes
yes

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
1 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
no
yes
Front Seats Features: 
6 -Way Manual Driver Seat Adjustments
6 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Cloth
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front Stabilizer Bar
Front Stabilizer Bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
9 Total Speakers

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
16 X 6.5
18 X 8.0
Wheels more: 
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
205.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
65
Diameter: 
R16
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Ventilated front disc brakes
Ventilated front disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear brakes: 
Rear ventilated disc brakes
solid rear disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
no
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Turn Signal Mirrors
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Blind Spot Warning Accident Avoidance System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System

Options

Packages: 
Option Group 01
Exterior Options: 
Rear Bumper Applique
Wheel Lock
Mud Guards
Interior Options: 
All-Weather Floor Mats
Cargo Net
Cargo Trunk Mat
Dual USB Plug-N-Play
Carpeted Floor Mats