Comparison - Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 2018 - vs - Chevrolet Impala Premier 2019

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Model: 
Average Price: 
31,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
$
36,720
Updated: 
07 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2019
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
18.50gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
GRAPHITE METALLIC
#2D3D3E
MOSAIC BLACK METALLIC
#0F0F10
NIGHTFALL GRAY METALLIC
#2E3332
PEPPERDUST METALLIC
#9A9388
SILVER ICE METALLIC
#C7D0D8
BLACK
#020303
IRIDESCENT PEARL TRICOAT
#D7D7D7
CAJUN RED TINTCOAT
#B70125

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

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

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala ranked #7 in Large Cars. Currently the Chevrolet Impala has a score of 8.2 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 33 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Muscular V6 engine option
Balanced, comfortable handling
Spacious second row and trunk
Intuitive infotainment features

Cons
Weak standard engine
Some mediocre cabin materials

By: 
usnews.com

The 2019 Chevrolet Impala does big car hauling with sports car design flair.

Pros
Sharp styling
Good value overall
Comfortable interior
Great ride/handling balance

Cons
A hybrid would help
So would more active safety tech
Less rear-seat headroom than expected
Stiff ride with 20-inch wheels

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Highlights of the 2019 Chevrolet Impala include its smooth ride, roomy interior with lots of space for rear-seat passengers, and one of the most massive trunks available in any sedan. Chevy has also updated the latest Impala generation over its life with newer infotainment and connectivity features.

Pros
Smooth, quiet ride
Spacious rear seat and trunk
Sleek cabin with lots of technology upgrades
Capable optional V6

Cons
Advanced collision prevention tech restricted to top trim level
Thick roof pillars hamper visibility
Some interior surfaces feel cheap
Underwhelming performance and fuel economy from standard four-cylinder

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Flexible
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
36.00mpg
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Flexible-fuel vehicle (FFV)

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.60L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
264ft-lbs
at 5 200rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 5 000rpm
305hp
at 6 800rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.80Feet

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
Sun Sensor

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.90in
201.30in
Width: 
72.20in
73.00in
Height: 
58.50in
58.90in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
111.70in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
45.80in
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
39.80in
Front Hip Room: 
54.90in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.90in
57.90in
Rear Hip Room: 
54.10in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
56.90in

Weights and capacites

Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1000lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.90cu.ft
18.80cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3274.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated Mirrors
4 One-Touch Power Windows
Heated Mirrors

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Bucket Front Seats
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Leather
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
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: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Keyless Ignition

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
9 Total Speakers
6 Total Speakers
USB Connection
3 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
100 Watts Stereo Output
Memory Card Slot

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
19 In
Wheels more: 
Inside Mounted Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
All Season Tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
45
Diameter: 
R19

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: 
solid rear 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: 
yes
no
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: 
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Blind Spot And Lane Departure Warnings Accident Avoidance System
Post-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Xenon High Intensity Discharge Headlamp
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation

Options

Packages: 
Premier Convenience Package
All-Weather Mat Protection Package
Premier Confidence Package
Midnight Edition Appearance Package
Exterior Options: 
Gloss Black Emblems
Front And Rear Splash Guards
Front License Plate Bracket
Rear Spoiler
Power Sunroof
Wheel Locks
Interior Options: 
Trunk Organizer
First Aid Kit
Premium All-Weather Cargo Mat
Premium All-Weather Floor Mats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Jet Black/Dark Titanium, leather
#A29B93
Jet Black, leather
#000000
Jet Black/Light Wheat, leather
#C3C2BD