This is the midsize car that costs the least over 5 years

VW Passat 2021

Estimated cost of ownership over 5 years: $36,368

Compared to the segment average: – $1,528

Though it doesn’t sell in close numbers to the Accord, Altima, Camry, or Sonata, the Tennessee-built Volkswagen
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The Passat won the title of Best Midsize Car in the 2021 KBB 5-Year Cost of Ownership Awards.

An impressive performance. But calling this front-wheel-drive VW a midsize car is misleading because the Passat is an exceptionally roomy five-passenger sedan. Its back seat is huge, and its trunk, nearly 16 cubic feet, is cavernous.

A few words from KBB Expert Review: “Putting the Passat ahead of the competition is VW’s free 2-year maintenance plan, alongside a competitive 4-year/50,000-mile warranty. Although not as powerful as Kia
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Stinger or Nissan
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The Passat’s turbocharged 2.0-liter Maxima is a powerful one, hitting 36 mpg on the highway. “

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That proven engine sends 174 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque to the front wheels through a six-speed automatic transmission. While we wouldn’t describe the Passat chassis as nimble, it’s been tuned for ride comfort while maintaining some sportiness.

All 2021 Volkswagen Passats have Apple
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CarPlay and Android Auto. The base car, which starts at $23,995, has important standard safety features like automatic emergency braking, a blind-spot monitor, and rear cross-traffic alert. Top Passat, $29,995 R-Line, 19-inch sporty alloy wheels, paddle shifters, Fender audio system, navigation and gloss black exterior trim.

With its simple trim structure (S, SE, R-Line), the attractively priced Passat is the top midsize sedan in the 2021 KBB Five Price to Own Awards.

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KBB’s Cost of ownership for 5 years is the total amount of car-related expenses you’ll likely have to cover during the first five years of owning a car. This includes out-of-pocket expenses such as fuel and insurance, and vehicle depreciation (loss of value).

This story originally ran on KBB.com.

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