Comparison - Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium 2018 - vs - Mercedes-Benz C-Class AMG C 43 2018

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Average Price: 
31,650
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
53,400
Updated: 
09 Jun 2018
Car Type: 
Car
Car
Year: 
2018
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
6-speed Shiftable Automatic
9-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
no
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
18.50gals
17.40gals

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

There have been some changes to standard and optional equipment across the C-Class lineup, and Mercedes has simplified some options packages and stand-alone options. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available in the C-Class, too. A plug-in hybrid, the C350e, is essentially new, though it technically debuted very late in the 2017 model year.

PROS
Interior is impeccably crafted
Many available cutting-edge features
Exterior styling turns heads everywhere
Multiple high-horsepower powertrains available

CONS
Stiff standard suspension
Clumsy touchpad infotainment interface

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class ranked #10 in Luxury Small Cars. Currently the Mercedes-Benz C-Class has a score of 8.4 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 47 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Elegant interior with high-grade materials
Refined, powerful engines

Cons
Complicated infotainment system and controls
Small rear seats
Poor predicted reliability rating

By: 
usnews.com

Very expensive and still not very large, the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C-Class nonetheless leads its luxury niche with fabulous style and fantastic power and grip.

Pros
Coupe, convertible, or sedan
A great-looking family
Powertrains range from great to GREAT
Best C-Class handling ever

Cons
Automatic-only
From $$ to $$$$
Tight rear seats
Shy on cargo space
Plug-in hybrid adds little

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
25.00mpg
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
36.00mpg
27.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
Inline
6
V
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
3.00L
Torque: 
184ft-lbs
at 1 500rpm
384ft-lbs
at 2 000rpm
Horsepower: 
174hp
at 5 000rpm
362hp
at 5 550rpm
Turning Circle: 
36.40Feet
38.40Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

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
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
More in Convenience: 
Universal Remote Transmitter (For Garage Door, Security System, Etc.)
Leather Steering Wheel
Keyless Ignition

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
191.90in
185.00in
Width: 
72.20in
71.30in
Height: 
58.50in
56.30in
Ground Clearance: 
5.40in
Wheel Base: 
110.40in
111.80in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
38.30
37.10
Front Leg Room: 
42.40in
41.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
56.90in
55.30in
Rear Head Room: 
37.80
37.10
Rear leg room: 
39.10in
35.20in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.00in
55.50in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
15.90cu.ft
12.60cu.ft
Curb Weight: 
3274.00lbs
3759.00lbs

Instruments

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

Power Features

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

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
no
Front Seats Features: 
8 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
10 -Way Power Driver Seat
10 -Way Power Passenger Seat
Height Adjustable Passenger Seat
Sport Front Seats
Leatherette/Suede
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Folding With Pass-Thru Center Armrest
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Rear Ventilation Ducts

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
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
9 Total Speakers
5 Total Speakers
Memory Card Slot
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
6 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
USB Connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
no
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 8.0
18 X 8.5
Wheels more: 
Run Flat Tires
Painted Alloy Wheels
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
215.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

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

Options

Packages: 
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather Package
Advanced Lighting Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather Package
AMG Night Package
Designo Saddle Brown/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Parking Assist Package
Multimedia Package
Designo Platinum White Pearl/Black Nappa Leather W/AMG Performance Seats
Premium Driver Assistance Package
Smartphone Integration Package
Exterior Options: 
Carbon Fiber Rear Spoiler
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke W/Black Accents
Wheel Locks
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels W/Black Accents
Illuminated Star
LED Headlamps
AMG Exterior Carbon-Fiber Package
19" AMG Split 5-Spoke
Panorama Sunroof
19" AMG Multispoke Wheels
Chrome Door Handle Inserts
LED Logo Projectors
Interior Options: 
Head-Up Display
Burmester Surround Sound System
Rear-Side Window Sunshades
Replace Red Or Silver Seat Belts W/Black
Garmin MAP PILOT SD Card
AMG Nappa/DINAMICA Performance Steering Wheel
Power Rear-Window Sunshade
AMG Performance Seats
Heated And Ventilated Front Seats
Air Balance Cabin Air Purification And Fragrance System
AMG Track Pace Application