While SUVs, minivans and hatchbacks have all grown in popularity over the years, the midsize sedan is still the vehicle body style of choice for many drivers. Within this segment, many drivers find it difficult to choose between the 2019 Toyota Camry vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. But in terms of performance and available technology, the 2019 Toyota Camry outshines its Volkswagen competitor.
The 2019 Toyota Camry’s standard powertrain, a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine which produces 203 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, outperforms the 2018 Passat’s engine. The 2018 Passat, in comparison, comes equipped with a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine with 174 horsepoawer and 184 pound-feet of torque as a standard. While both powertrains are equivalent in terms of torque, the 2019 Camry’s additional horsepower will provide drivers with a more exciting ride.
Naturally, there are other qualities to compare between two sedans other than performance. When it comes to technology, the 2019 Toyota Camry comes equipped with many standard features that 2018 Passat owners only has access to in higher trim levels. Examples of this include a built-in navigation system and a driver assistance package, which is featured in all 2019 Camry models but are optional for the 2018 Passat. Other standard technology features found in the 2019 Camry include a USB port, an auxiliary audio jack, a five-inch touchscreen display and Bluetooth support.
2019 Toyota Camry comfort & convenience features include: interior air filtration, air conditioning, front and rear door pockets, adaptive cruise control, audio and cruise controls on the steering wheel, dual vanity mirrors, front and rear cupholders, a tilt and telescopic steering wheel, an overhead storage unit, a rearview camera, front seatback storage and electric power steering.