Volkswagen Passat

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2016 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2016? 
2016 Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat has been nipped and tucked for 2016, a makeover that includes revised front, rear and interior styling, plus a long list of new technology features. The diesel-powered Passat TDI is on hiatus until further notice, but the lineup gains a sportier-looking new Passat R-Line variant.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2015? 
2015 Volkswagen Passat

Updates for the 2015 VW Passat include a new diesel engine in TDI models that is rated up to 44 mpg, while a rearview camera is now available in S and Wolfsburg trims. SEL Premium trims gain rain-sensing windshield wipers.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2014? 
2014 Volkswagen Passat

For 2014, the VW Passat sees a number of improvements. A new 1.8-liter turbocharged engine will gradually replace the 2.5-liter unit as the base engine. VW’s Car-Net connected services will be offered on select trims, and a rearview camera is now standard on SE and higher trim levels.

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2013 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2013? 
2013 Volkswagen Passat

After its thorough remake last year, aimed specifically at attracting more American consumers, Volkswagen's mid-size Passat sedan is little changed for 2013. Some tweaking inside makes the center console's cup holders and storage space more functional, and a rearview camera is now offered on the top SEL trim level.

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2012 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2012? 
2012 Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat sedan is not only larger, better equipped and much lower in price for 2012. It's also tailor-made just for North America, in North America.

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2010 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2010? 
2010 Volkswagen Passat

The Passat's six-speed automatic transmission is replaced by Volkswagen's new DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) automatic, which is far superior to the auto/manual gearbox it replaces. Bluetooth hands-free cell phone connectivity is also made standard on both the Sedan and Wagon.

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2009 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2009? 
2009 Volkswagen Passat

The Passat Wagon is reduced to a single trim, engine and transmission. Gone from the lineup are the manual transmission, V6 engine and 4MOTION all-wheel drive system. Heated washer nozzles, 17-inch alloy wheels, power-operated rear hatch and a power sunroof are now standard.

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2008 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2008? 
2008 Volkswagen Passat

New trim names are Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6. New standard features include a 12-way power driver's seat, manual side sunshades and a leather steering wheel and shift knob. Adaptive bi-xenon headlamps are made standard on the VR6.

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2007 Volkswagen Passat What's new for 2007? 
2007 Volkswagen Passat

No major changes for 2007.

About Volkswagen Passat

As the midsize-sedan segment's only European entry, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is among the most enjoyable drivers in the class. Even when not on the Autobahn, the Passat's confidence-inspiring driving dynamics make for a satisfying and relaxing driving experience. But this Passat was designed specifically for North American tastes and preferences - it's even built in Chattanooga, Tennessee - so it's also roomy, practical and priced to compete with midsize-sedan staples like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. For 2016 the Passat receives a much-needed makeover to help it compete even better, and is among the first vehicles to offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration.

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Consumer Reviews

Great car, beat expectations.

By on Thursday, December 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 28,000

10 9.0
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Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "Great milage, very comfortable for tall adults."

Cons: "Avoid the dealer, service takes too long."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I bought this as a commuter car because of the diesel mileage. It is rated at 43 on the highway but I always get 48-50 MPG average. For short drives at a steady 55 MPH I have seen up to 75 MPG average. There are a few fit and finish issues but it has been a great car. My long term ownership will depend on how the fix for emissions cheating affects the car's performance. Another reason that I bought this model was because of the rear seat space. This has as much rear seat leg room as my Suburban."

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Dont overlook the VW Passat TDI

By on Thursday, October 13, 2011

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price; good design; comfortable ride; TDI"

Cons: "Rear view mirrors should be more squared"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Liked the rather simple but refined styling of the 2012 Passat, so I walked out of the dealer with one. I never thought I would choose the TDI (Clean diesel) but on the test drive I liked its spunk and quiet ride...Very roomy interior, back seat/leg room near cavernous. Interior is simple, "clean", and intuitive. Car handles very well, comfortable ride. Seats are very comfortable and supportive as well. You can get German engineering and simplicity of design in a value priced, now AMERICAN BUILT mid size sedan...with a clean diesel as well. Not much more one could ask for in a practical, well designed, well built and nicely priced sedan....The Passat TDI should be high on your list, especially if you don't really want to portray a big ego about the ride you drive."

82 people out of 85 found this review helpful

2013 VW Passat TDI SEL Premium

By on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 124,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Value, fun to drive, fuel economy, reliable"

Cons: "None"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"Best car I ever owned. I've read all the negative comments on this and other sites. I have not experienced ANY of these negatives. I regulary get better than advertised MPG, 47 HWY, 36 City, 41 combined all without using an annoying CV transmission. This car is simply unparalleled in the midsize, mid-price sedan market."

23 people out of 24 found this review helpful

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