2018 VW Passat Compare


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2018 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Chevy Malibu are both mid-size sedans, but that’s about where their similarities end. The Passat offers more power, a variety of features, and more advanced safety tech. See how the Malibu falls short of the Passat below, then stop by Auffenberg Volkswagen to see it for yourself!


When it comes to providing the standard safety equipment to keep our Madison neighbors secure, the Passat delivers many features not found on the Chevy Malibu:

  • Seat Belts: The Passat has height-adjustable front shoulder belts while the Malibu has fixed-length shoulder belts built for a single size of person.
  • Post-Collision Braking: This safety feature is a standard on the Passat, helping your vehicle come to a stop in the event of a collision, yet the Malibu doesn’t even offer it.
  • Intelligent Crash Response: Another standard safety feature of the Passat; the closest the Malibu comes to it is the OnStar response system, which requires a subscription service.
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Caseyville drivers also get access to more of the luxury and convenience features they want:

  • Bluetooth Smartphone Connectivity: This standard Passat feature is expected by many modern drivers, yet the Malibu requires an upgrade for full Bluetooth.
  • Heated Rear Seating: The Passat gives drivers the option for heated rear seats to help keep the cabin warm and combat Midwestern winters, but your rear passengers will just have to warm themselves up in a Malibu.
  • Rain-sensing Wipers: The convenience of having a car that knows what to do can extend from safety to radio volume to your windshield wipers – it’s why we’re surprised the Malibu doesn’t have rain sensing wipers available. The Passat does.
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Discover Your Next Sedan at Auffenberg Volkswagen

Stop by Auffenberg Volkswagen today to experience a new Volkswagen Passat in person or take advantage of our Passat lease deals. With advanced interior features, the Passat may be the car for you. Schedule your test drive today.

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