Volkswagen has been known to provide high-quality and reliable cars since the 1960s. While a lot has changed over the years in terms of the style and luxury of Volkswagen vehicles, the high standard of safety and dependability has not.
The Volkswagen Passat joined the VW family in 1973 and has been a standard in family sedans ever since. Pack up the spacious trunk, load up the family, and head out for adventure! Here is everything you need to know about the Passat
Engine and Performance
There is only one powertrain option with the Passat, but it packs a punch for a family sedan. The 2.0 Liter turbocharged 4 cylinder engine provides 174 horsepower with a 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine gives you a smooth and comfortable ride and steady and capable handling.
For impressive performance and torque, cooled air circulated directly into the TSI engine.
The average fuel economy for the Passat is competitive for family sedans. The EPA estimated fuel economy is 24 miles per gallon for city travel and 36 for the highway. This reliable car can get you out and about without spending a fortune at the pump.
The Passat comes standard with luxury features like a sunroof and heated front seats, but you can also add on some things to increase the comfort and durability of your car. Things like trunk liners, storage blocks, and a remote start can be added for a minor additional cost.
Volkswagen also has Car-Net technology that works with an app on your phone. This app allows you to start your car, lock and unlock the doors, and even honk the horn. You can also couple this with your Alexa devices to control features that way.
Legroom and quality seating are important when choosing a sedan and the Passat has plenty of both. The standard bucket seats come with V-Tex leatherette seating, which is Volkswagen’s personal brand of seating material. This material is identical in the look and feel of leather but is also extremely durable and easy to care for.
The Passat also comes standard with the Climatronic dual-zone climate control system so that everyone enjoys a comfortable ride.
Volkswagen is renowned for the safety features the company puts in its vehicles. Rain sensing wipers can adjust speed according to the current weather. Drive assist features including blindspot monitoring, rear traffic alerts, and park assist give you a great deal of peace of mind while you drive.
In the case of an accident, Volkswagen has added front and rear crumple zones as well as a rigid safety cage that absorbs force and directs it away from the driver and passengers.
The state-of-the-are ICRS (Intelligent Crash Response System) can shut off the fuel pump, unlock the doors, and activate hazard lights in case the driver is unable. The car also has a post-collision braking system that automatically slows down the car to help prevent further collisions. A safe car is priority number one for you and your family.
The Volkswagen Passat starts at an MSRP (manufacturer’s suggested retail price) of $27,295, depending on the options you choose. The Limited Edition starts at $30,295 but comes with fun features like V-Red wheels and a hands-free trunk opening system. Talk to your Volkswagen dealership to find out more details.
Other Volkswagen models include:
- Volkswagen Tiguan
- Volkswagen Jetta
- Volkswagen Atlas
- Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
- Volkswagen Taos
- Volkswagen ID.4
- Volkswagen Arteon
The Volkswagen Passat has long been an industry standard for family sedans. It’s packed with comfort and luxury while keeping you and your family safe.
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