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Toyota Camry Hybrid vs. Passat TDI: Which You Buy?

Hybrid or diesel? For fuel economy in a $30,000 sedan you need one or the other. The Camry is the most efficient of the available hybrids (until the Ford Fusion arrives).

If you in Europe, the diesel world is oyster. In North America, you one option for an oil-burning mid-size the Volkswagen Passat. Which you pick?

Neither sedan’s would have blazed any even a decade ago. But the styling, both inside and is cleaner and more harmonious. designers can’t seem to back far enough from the to envision a forest. The Camry XLE’s interior, with materials a little better and a little worse than in the Passat TDI SEL Premium, has too much on stylistically. The upper doors attempt to flow into the panel, while lacking the stitching.

The stitching molded into the stack trim is similarly as it actually cheapens the interior. Of many people (including the one I’m to) don’t notice such Though both cars seats trimmed in faux and the Passat additionally includes timber, they’ll likely the ambiance warmer inside the

Both interiors have designed to maximize perceived with fairly flat panels that meet the panel at a right angle. The Camry’s interior, with panels, feels much Both cars have supportive front seats provide little in the way of lateral though the Passat’s cushions are and the Camry’s headrests jut forward to an degree.

There’s plenty of for adults in the back of the Camry. The with another inch of legroom that somehow like three inches, limo comparisons…until you notice unlike in the Toyota, there are no air vents.

Then there’s cargo Both cars are offered as sedans. By working in shifts to the Camry’s hybrid bits, engineers bumped trunk 2.5 cubic feet, to 13.1.


A increase, but still not close to the 15.9. Both trunks can be by folding the rear seat, but you have a mail slot on the side in the Camry.

Though the new Hybrid is more firmly than the previous one, and the Passat is softer than the German sedan, the two cars met in the middle. The Camry remains a softer, cushier, quieter with some float and through rough curves, the Passat provides more feedback (through the seat of the much more than the assisted steering) and has more controlled body motions. ears will only that the VW is a diesel at idle, and only if you’re paying

The additional noise inside its mostly comes from the and the road.

Unlike some fuel sippers, both have more than power for scooting about the or popping onto the freeway. feel torquey at low-to-moderate speeds, the Camry because of the provided by its electric motor, the because it’s a diesel. far more peak horsepower, 200 vs. the Camry Hybrid’s powertrain can get you to sooner. But it’s not a joy to wind so this advantage isn’t in the real world.

If you have a foot, neither car is your bet.

The EPA MPG numbers—43 city, 39 for the Camry and 30 city, 40 highway for the suggest that the two cars in different types of driving. But the EPA both cars. Judging its trip computer (which I doubted, but owners report numbers), the Passat TDI can manage 30s in suburban driving and low 50s on the highway too much effort.

In straight highway driving, the cannot match it, checking in 45. A hybrid’s additional fuel is derived from its ability to energy while decelerating. If no deceleration, the hybrid powertrain not provides no benefit but, its additional mass, actually a disadvantage.

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Off the highway the tables are The more stops per mile, the the Camry becomes, especially if you in the higher cost per gallon of

It also helps if one does not the Camry “normally.” My wife 38 miles-per-gallon in the Camry Hybrid, the same as I observed in the Passat TDI driving with the flow of But when I was behind the wheel, the computer regularly reported in the low 50s and as high as 63 on my standard suburban The hybrid’s operation makes a casual driving style “right,” and I personally enjoy the

But many people simply want to drive with a enough foot to achieve numbers. For them, the TDI is the better way to go, as its varies much less driving style.

Load cars up, and the Camry stickers for a grand more, $35,330 vs. But, based on the car comparison tool. the Toyota about $900 in additional cutting the difference to $1,300. note that Toyota enjoy wider margins. invoices, and the VW has only a $554 before adjusting for feature and a $300 disadvantage afterwards.

invoice prices often reflect what people pay, price isn t likely to be the factor between these two

Consumers are likely to decide the two based on styling, ride, amenities, driving conditions, style, and the reputation of each After a rough start, the Passat has improved so that it s not far the average in TrueDelta’s car reliability but it’s very early. If you had to between the two, which you buy?

Camry Hybrid provided fuel and insurance by Toyota.

TDI provided by Dan Kelley, Suburban VW in Hills, MI, 248-741-7903

Michael operates TrueDelta. an online of automotive pricing and reliability

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