2022 Volkswagen Passat vs 2022 Nissan Altima

It is 2022 and it is time to upgrade to a new vehicle. If you are searching for a new daily driver, we at McMinnville Volkswagen in McMinnville, Oregon, recommend the 2022 Volkswagen Passat. Here is a comparison article between the 2022 Passat and the 2022 Nissan Altima that will give you some clarity on what makes the 2022 Passat a preferable option.

Passat has been an integral part of Volkswagen’s success in both the American and global markets. That said, the time has come for Volkswagen to bring closure to this legendary nametag. 2022 will be the last model year for the Volkswagen Passat. In this light, Volkswagen has added a special limited-edition model to its trim lineup. On the other hand, the Altima remains unchanged for the 2022 model year except for a few upgrades like the addition of a new Midnight Edition Package for the SR variant, and the addition of heated exterior mirrors with LED turn signals for those who opt for the SV Premium package. The 2022 Passat is available in three configurations – SE, R-Line, and Limited Edition. Pricing ranges from $27,575 MSRP* for the base SE trim and goes up to $30,575 MSRP* for the Limited Edition trim. Nissan offers more variants for the 2022 Altima, namely S, SV, SR, SR Midnight Edition®, SL, and SR VC-Turbo™. The base Altima S costs $24,650 MSRP* and the top-end SR VC-Turbo™ costs $30,090 MSRP*.

2022 Volkswagen Passat


2022 Nissan Altima

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-four-cylinder Engine 2.5-liter inline-four cylinder
174 hp / 206 ft-lbs. Horsepower / Torque 188 hp / 180 ft-lbs.
15.9 cu. ft. Cargo Capacity 15.4 cu. ft.
102 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 100.8 cu. ft.

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Altima takes the lead in terms of overall performance thanks to the peppy base engine as well as the availability of an additional turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out 248 horsepower. However, the Passat surely takes the cake when it comes to comfort and smoothness. Power delivery is balanced. Also, the Passat’s torque output is high which helps in quick accelerations from a standstill.

Moving to the interiors, the Altima comes nowhere close to what the Passat has to offer. This is thanks to the quality of materials used and the fit-and-finish precision. Not to forget, the simple and minimalist design that Volkswagens are known for. The base Passat trim gets comfort seats with synthetic leather upholstery along with heated front seats and a power-adjustable driver’s seat. This is surely a step up from the Altima’s cloth upholstery and manually adjustable driver’s seat. Passat’s information system is also well-equipped. It gets a 6.3-inch touchscreen display with Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, and Bluetooth connectivity, to name some of them, as standard features. On the other hand, Altima's base trim does not get Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.

Volkswagen’s safety features are world-renowned, and the 2022 Passat is no exception. It has a wide range of standard safety and active driver-assistance features.