Just take a look at segment saloons socks to see how he spends any maker involved. Except in manufacturers recognized as premium, in most cases their saloons socks pass for their best products. And indeed, you perceive one quality Y category in their models that takes you to question the added value, apart from that you play by the brand image, of those other noble saloons seal. In addition, builders generalists They have played very well the trick of size, the packaging of their saloons, without ties or commitments that might affect a saloons superiors who do not have or are commercially anecdotal in their ranges.
The best example of this strategy is the new Mondeo, which continues with an unstoppable growth, to touch this generation practically 4.9 meters of length. Its proportions eventually give it a presence spectacular, languish makes a portentous BMW 7 Series of the previous generation, with which I have faced in our parking lot these days. One might wonder how they will continue to grow cars and consequently how they will define the different segments, because somehow the greatness this Mondeo you can come back against him, according to comments I've heard calling him a bulky (From people who also has led) to be a half saloon (Loitering, parking, daily use, etc).
Without assessing whether the excess or deficiency or under size is a handicap in Volkswagen They have had enough. East Passat It is the first of a series of 8 generations which has stopped growing (Even announces 2 millimeters less, for a total of 4.77 meters). But not the Passat renounces progress in size ... interior. Now so distance between axis as the Mondeo, He contrives to offer more space for the legs rival and higher trunk with wheel from replacement normal in both.
The immense cave of over 600 liters we have verified in another Mondeo with spare wheel (Standard), we have now cubed 480 liters, a volume that seems ridiculous to the claims of a family sedan (545 liters at Passat, always with wheel from replacement conventional). They are not vital measurements and other differences between them, when the sensations that breathe in both habitats are amplitude.
Before I tell you how to move their bodies, worth mentioning how much and how these can be set Mondeo and Passat to perceive how good they can be. Although more than 6,000 euros in options each, I do not know if the message of these two units will serve. What is certain is that perceive quality finishes (better Passat) And above all a technological level We soaring. This is another evolutionary argument, but I wonder about the usefulness of certain systems today. I do not think systems recognition from signals from traffic They are well resolved, when often make a misreading between signals of the road, informing evil of limits from speed. On the other hand, systems from maintenance from lane I begin to consider them useful, but only for long hours behind the wheel and well signposted routes.
In this case, the Passat it seems to me best resolved. Your system seems to anticipate the path loss, suggesting small movements from steering wheel he autocentric car in your lane. At Mondeo, the system reacts when it seems you start stepping the white line and the margin is less reaction. In any case, with your full attention on driving, I think interference at times feel on the steering wheel can bother you (can be switched off), so I recommend it for large ruteros the wheel. The systems detecting possible collisions and warn us and then slow for us If we react not think it will end up being a mandatory element, as it is today stability control. I was enough a situation city, where he Mondeo He has reached stop me before I react to rely on the use of these systems.
I summarize these reflections on the validity of new technologies also betting on the extraordinary illumination providing us LED headlights Mondeo and the Xenon-led mixed Passat, not only because brightness, also for their beams guided in curve and as the perfect automatism changing lights short-long and vice versa.
Dynamic à la carte
At this point, do not think dynamic mechanical or you are getting more clues about which car is more interesting. With big footprints lift and similar perceptions driving (both feel light, although the scale Mondeo it is not), compete in ride comfort Y guided Y settlement curved as to resemble me both irreproachable. Of course, in this case, is not the result of the commitment by each model, because both possessed the dampers assets optional with three levels hardness you choose to your will.
In any case, it seemed to me stronger and tuned in Sport he Passat that he Mondeo If you're shooting very strong and equally comfortable Y balanced in their ways Comfort and Normal. The optional change DSG If you set our Passat a step above our Mondeo, not liking your engine running 2.0 TDCI 150 hp, in front of 2.0 TDI also 150 hp and cut from the same pattern (soft, silent, progressive, solvents, etc), but in performance and comfort. It lacks an optional change powershift the dual clutch Mondeo as the DSG of the Passat, I should probably match the perception of greater refinement and pleasure of Volkswagen.