2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S Sedan2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Sedan for sale in Salt Lake City

  Volkswagen Passat (2.0T)
 Subaru Legacy (2.5i)
 Total MSRP
$23,845 (AT)
$23,055 (CVT)
 City / HWY Fuel Economy
25 / 3625 / 34
 All-Wheel Drive
Not Available
 Headroom / Legroom (Front)
38.3 / 42.440.0 / 42.9
* CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission

While the Passat offers slightly better highway fuel economy on paper, it's important to highlight that the Legacy is the only vehicle to offer AWD. So it becomes a choice between a few extra miles per gallon, and capability when you need it most (snow, mud, etc.).

The 2018 Subaru Legacy Takes on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat in Salt Lake City, UT

When it comes to a midsize sedan with sporty performance, a comfortable interior that boasts versatility, and safety that caters to you and your passengers throughout every commute, there are few sedans on today's market that can compete with the 2018 Subaru Legacy. If you've considered upgrading to a new five-passenger sedan for your everyday commute through Salt Lake City or Park City, UT, we've provided some in-depth details on why the 2018 Legacy should be at the top of the list. If you're undecided about which sedan model you should steer toward, we've laid out a side-by-side comparison to one of the Legacy's biggest rivals, the Volkswagen Passat. Here's what drivers can look forward to when sizing these two sedans up against each other.

  VW Passat Driving on Dry Road

Performance for the Utah Driving Elements

When it comes to reliable endurance and high-quality performance, the 2018 Subaru Legacy is a strong candidate for drivers searching for a sedan that provides robust quality and longevity. Both engines for these sedans are just under the 200-horsepower mark and within upper trim levels, both offer larger engine sizes. However, the Passat lacks a few features that come standard with the Legacy. The Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel drive comes standard and enhances your grip on the roads and highways by delivering individual levels of torque to each wheel.

The Subaru also provides a continuously variable transmission which makes gear changes effortless and smooth. The Passat provides an automatic transmission but has not yet upgraded to the new CVT technology. Though the Passat has standard electronic stability control, the Subaru offers more with the standard Vehicle Dynamics Control, Traction Control System, and the Active Torque Vectoring for an easy-to-handle drive no matter what the weather brings to the Highways in West Valley City, UT.

2018 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Interior2018 VW Passat 2.0T S Interior

Interior and Safety

The available leather-trim interior for the Legacy competes with what's offered inside the Passat. And though technology and driver assist features are nearly identical for both models, there are a few differences that prospecting sedan buyers can look forward to inside the Legacy model's spacious interior. Drivers can expect 104.6 cu.ft of passenger volume when choosing the 2018 Legacy and a total cargo volume of 15-cu.ft. Ideal for packing in taller backseat riders and more gear for your weekend explorations around Utah. The Passat offers a total of 102 cu.ft of total passenger volume.

Drivers can look forward to a broader selection when it comes to passive safety features in the Legacy. The Passat provides Side Curtain Protection® head airbags, as well as front and rear airbags. With the Legacy, drivers can look forward to more with passive safety features like the Subaru advanced frontal airbag system, side curtain airbags, seat-mounted front side impact airbags, driver and front passenger seat cushion airbags, whiplash-protection front seats with height and tilt adjustable head restraints, as well as a collapsible steering column. You'll hit the roads and highways with a peace of mind knowing you and your passengers have maximum safety features within even the basic of trim levels.


For drivers seeking affordability for their future vehicle purchase, the Legacy provides you more amenities within the standard trim levels at a better price. A starting MSRP for the 2018 Legacy is $22,195, and for the Passat, drivers can look forward to paying around $22,995. More options within performance and safety, and you save some money for other family expenditures.

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