The 2016 VW Passat is likely to become even more popular across Winnipeg and Brandon now that it has been named ‘Best Midsize Sedan’ by Cars.com. It took top honors when placed against all other segment leaders, ultimately winning judges over with ease thanks to its combination of power, safety, and state-of-the-art technology.
The Best Midsize Selection Process
It wasn’t just the team at Cars.com who made this selection; they even sought out the additional experience of MotorWeek to determine the segment leader in their Midsize Sedan Challenge. A panel of experts met with a local Atlanta couple looking for a new sedan, then put the following popular vehicles through their paces:
• 2016 Chevrolet Malibu
• 2016 Hyundai Sonata
• 2016 Honda Accord
• 2016 Kia Optima
• 2016 Toyota Camry
• 2016 Mazda6
• 2016 Volkswagen Passat
• 2016 Subaru Legacy
• 2016 Nissan Altima
Each vehicle was put through a 220-mile course covering diverse road types in order to test real-world mpg ratings and performance. They were also driven back-to-back by each expert in order to gauge acceleration, handling, braking, and other ride features, then tested and inspected by real consumers. In the end, the Passat secured first place with both the expert judges and the in-market shoppers.
What Makes the 2016 VW Passat So Special?
The 2016 Passat wasn’t named Best Midsize Sedan by the people at Cars.com for just one reason; they praised everything from comfort to convenience features. With a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA and a Top Safety Pick+ award from the IIHS, it isn’t hard to see why the Passat came in first for peace of mind, and new technologies such as Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration have helped it appeal to modern drivers.
Beyond this, Cars.com commented that the Passat is “plain old fun to drive.” That’s the case even with the 170 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque 1.8L TSI that comes fitted as standard. With the 3.6L V6 purring under your hood to produce up to 258 lb-ft of torque, your ride will turn into something completely out of the ordinary.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat Easily Surpasses the Competition
The 2016 Passat’s strong complement of amenities and spectacular dedication to safety and performance have ensured that it reigns supreme at the top of the midsize segment. Everything else is fighting for second place.