Volkswagen of Palm Springs

2018 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen Golf

2018 Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Golf vs. Volkswagen Passat


Both the Volkswagen Golf and the Volkswagen Passat are Palm Springs favorites, so it’s little surprise that the current versions of the Volkswagen Golf and the Volkswagen Passat improve on old favorites.

But which five-seater is best for you? Both the Volkswagen Golf and the Volkswagen Passat boast impressive safety features, as well as advanced touchscreen entertainment – great for blasting tunes on your SR 111 cruise. Find out which one fits your lifestyle before taking one or both on a test drive at Volkswagen of Palm Springs in Cathedral City, CA!


Both vehicles offer turbocharged engines, but which one is best for you? The Golf lends itself better for cruises down Sonny Bono Memorial Freeway, while the Passat is more race-ready.

  • Volkswagen Golf:

    • 199 lb.-ft. of torque

    • 1.8L turbocharged engine

    • 170 hp

    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city / 34 mpg highway

    • Available Tiptronic® with Sport mode allows for sportier Indio drives

  • Volkswagen Passat:

    • 184 lb.-ft. of torque

    • turbocharged 2.0L TSI engine

    • 174 hp

    • EPA-estimated 25 mpg city / 36 mpg highway

    • Available DSG automatic transmission allows easy acceleration and gear changes

Want an even sportier drive? Upgrade the Volkswagen Passat to a 3.6L V6 engine, which boasts 280 hp and 258 lb.-ft. of torque.


The competitive Volkswagen Golf may appeal to younger drivers or adventurers, due to more cargo space than passenger volume. Meanwhile, the Passat offers a more spacious cabin for small families to take advantage of. Both vehicles offer Bluetooth technology and European style.

  • Volkswagen Golf: The cabin offers 93.5 cubic feet of passenger space, and up to 52.7 cubic feet of cargo room with seats folded.

  • Volkswagen Passat: There’s a little more breathing room inside the Volkswagen Passat interior with 102 cubic feet of passenger space.

Try One or Both Today!

Luckily, you don’t have to choose just yet. Visit Volkswagen of Palm Springs to meet both the Volkswagen Golf and the Volkswagen Passat to see which suits you. We’re located in Cathedral City, CA, and we are standing by to help you apply for financing . Reach out online today!

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