Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat

About Volkswagen Passat

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is the only European alternative to the plethora of American, Japanese and Korean cars in the ever-popular midsize-sedan market. It's also one of the most enjoyable to drive, with confidence-inspiring driving dynamics at any speed that makes for a satisfying and relaxing driving experience. But despite its Germanic heritage, this particular Passat is built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was designed for North American tastes and preferences. So it's roomy, practical and priced competitively against its more mainstream competitors like the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Last year, the Passat got a thorough refresh; this year, the 2017 Passat gets more minor updates designed to keep it competitive with the best in class, without losing its unique character.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat
What's new for 2017?
2017 Volkswagen Passat

Compared to last year, changes for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat are minor. The Passat R-Line and SE with the Technology package get more equipment, and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking are now standard across the board.

  • Expert Rating: --
  • Consumers Rating: 8.6
  • MPG 23|34
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

No major changes for 2007.

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Consumer Reviews

I rock this car from a Dealer

By on Wednesday, January 18, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "stand your ground with dealers"

Cons: "waiting for my build"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"i ordered a Passat v6 with Tech for 27,123. i bounced prices of 3 local vw dealers for the best price. Black or Black with the VR6 motor with paddle shifters. stand your ground they will try to sell you a 1.8 T for a little less. come resale time (not that I'll ever resell) this is/will be a rare car."

7 people out of 7 found this review helpful

Good car so far,2015 1.8T

By on Thursday, January 12, 2017

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 30,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Turbo"

Cons: "Hard do it yourself vehicle."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Like the turbo. Average MPG 32. I think 38 on one road trip. At 90-100 mph car starts floating. Changed oil myself for first time and had to buy a few tools to do it. Still trying to figure out how I'm going to change the transmission fluid at 40,000 miles, no dip stick. The steering with left hand arm on rest of door is only possible with my leg supporting my arm. Resale value sucks, should of bought a used one, but if I can get over 200,000 miles it will be OK. Steering wheel not in center of drivers seat?"

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Best vehicle ever

By on Wednesday, December 7, 2016

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
10/10
Reliability
Not Rated
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Great price, fun to drive"

Cons: "None at this time"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"I have owned many makes and models of new cars, this is one of the best cars for the money out there!"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

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