2018 Volkswagen Passat

 
2018 Volkswagen Passat
 
2018 Volkswagen Passat
 

2018 Volkswagen Passat

MSRP 
$23,845
Invoice 
$22,902
Target 
 
 

Vehicle Highlights

  • Fuel Economy: 25 mpg City, 36 mpg Hwy
  • Engine: 2.0 L Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, 174 HP
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Drive Train: Front Wheel Drive
  • Passengers: 5
  • Doors: 4

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Warranty

  • Basic Warranty: 6 Years / 72,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain Warranty: 6 Years / 72,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance: 3 Years / 36,000 Miles

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NHTSA Crash Test Rating

  • Frontal Driver: 4 stars
  • Frontal Passenger: 4 stars
  • Side Driver: 5 stars
  • Side Passenger: 5 stars
  • Rollover Rating: 4 stars

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Additional Equipment
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Paint Scheme
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Port Installed Options
Unselected Includes: coded key $60 $80
Unselected $170 $220
Unselected $300 $375
Unselected Includes: paint protection film for rear bumper and door cups $100 $125
Unselected $350 $450
Unselected Includes: compass and HomeLink garage door opener $270 $325
Unselected Includes: booster cables, warning triangle, LED flashlight, multi-tool, work gloves, PVC tape, blanket, poncho, whistle, cable ties and bandages $65 $85
Unselected Includes: heavy duty trunk liner w/VW CarGo blocks $185 $235
Unselected Includes: heavy duty trunk liner w/VW CarGo blocks $185 $235
Unselected Includes: For securing items in the cargo area $80 $100
Unselected Includes: Volkswagen prepaid scheduled maintenance w/10,000-mile and 20,000-mile servicing for cars $215 $215
Unselected Includes: Works in conjunction w/anti-theft vehicle immobilizer $250 $325
Unselected Includes: Basic first aid kit for addressing minor injuries $25 $35
Primary Paint
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Seat Trim
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Specifications for 2018 Volkswagen Passat

Standard Equipment

  • Safety Options
    • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
    • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
    • Side Impact Beams
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
    • Low Tire Pressure Warning
    • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
    • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
    • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
    • Rear Child Safety Locks
    • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
    • Back-Up Camera
  • Entertainment Features
    • 1 LCD Monitor In The Front
    • Window Grid Diversity Antenna
    • Audio Theft Deterrent
    • Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System
    • Radio: Composition Color AM/FM w/CD Player -inc: 5" touchscreen, 6-speaker sound system, single USB input and Bluetooth connectivity (for compatible devices)
  • Exterior Features
    • Wheels: 16" Carolina Alloy
    • Tires: 16" All-Season
    • Steel Spare Wheel
    • Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo
    • Clearcoat Paint
    • Body-Colored Front Bumper
    • Body-Colored Rear Bumper
    • Chrome Side Windows Trim
    • Body-Colored Door Handles
    • Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator
    • Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster
    • Light Tinted Glass
    • Variable Intermittent Wipers
    • Fully Galvanized Steel Panels
    • Chrome Grille
    • Trunk Rear Cargo Access
    • Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks
    • Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off
    • Perimeter/Approach Lights
  • Interior Features
    • Front Comfort Seats -inc: 8-way power driver's seat w/power lumbar support and 6-way manual front passenger seat w/height adjustment
    • 60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat
    • Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column
    • Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer
    • Power Rear Windows
    • Front Cupholder
    • Rear Cupholder
    • Valet Function
    • Power Fuel Flap Locking Type
    • Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button
    • Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access
    • Cruise Control w/Steering Wheel Controls
    • Manual Air Conditioning
    • HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts
    • Locking Glove Box
    • Driver Foot Rest
    • Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert and Chrome/Metal-Look Interior Accents
    • Full Cloth Headliner
    • Cloth Door Trim Insert
    • Urethane Gear Shift Knob
    • Cloth Seating Surfaces
    • Day-Night Rearview Mirror
    • Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors
    • Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Front And Rear Map Lights
    • Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting
    • Full Carpet Floor Covering
    • Carpet Floor Trim
    • Cargo Space Lights
    • FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate
    • Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins
    • Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down
    • Delayed Accessory Power
    • Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature
    • Redundant Digital Speedometer
    • Trip Computer
    • Outside Temp Gauge
    • Analog Display
    • Seats w/Cloth Back Material
    • Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints
    • Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Storage
    • Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer
    • 3 12V DC Power Outlets
    • Air Filtration
  • Mechanical Features
    • Engine: 2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4-Cylinder -inc: direct injection
    • Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic w/Tiptronic
    • Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode
    • Front-Wheel Drive
    • 3.23 Axle Ratio
    • Engine Oil Cooler
    • 61-Amp/Hr 330CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection
    • 140 Amp Alternator
    • 4497# Gvwr 1014# Maximum Payload
    • Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers
    • Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars
    • Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering
    • 18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank
    • Single Stainless Steel Exhaust
    • Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs
    • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Tech Specs

  • Brakes Features
    • Brake ABS System - 4-Wheel
    • Disc - Front (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) - Yes
    • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 12.3
    • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) - 10.7
  • Cargo Area Dimensions Features
    • Trunk Volume (ft³) - 15.9
  • Electrical Features
    • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - 330
    • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) - 140
  • Engine Features
    • Engine Type - Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
    • Displacement - 2.0 L/121
    • Fuel System - Gasoline Direct Injection
    • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM - 174 @ 5000
    • SAE Net Torque @ RPM - 184 @ 1500
  • Exterior Dimensions Features
    • Wheelbase (in) - 110.4
    • Length, Overall (in) - 191.9
    • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) - 72.2
    • Height, Overall (in) - 58.5
    • Tread Width, Front (in) - 62.1
    • Tread Width, Rear (in) - 61
    • Min Ground Clearance (in) - 5.4
  • Fuel Tank Features
    • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) - 18.5
  • Interior Dimensions Features
    • Passenger Capacity - 5
    • Passenger Volume (ft³) - 102
    • Front Head Room (in) - 38.3
    • Front Leg Room (in) - 42.4
    • Front Shoulder Room (in) - 56.9
    • Second Head Room (in) - 37.8
    • Second Leg Room (in) - 39.1
    • Second Shoulder Room (in) - 57
  • Mileage Features
    • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG) - 29
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) - 25
    • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) - 36
  • Steering Features
    • Steering Type - Rack-Pinion
    • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) - 36.4
  • Summary Features
    • Vehicle Name - Volkswagen Passat
    • Body Style - Sedan
  • Suspension Features
    • Suspension Type - Front - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear - Multi-Link
    • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) - Strut
    • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) - Multi-Link
  • Tires Features
    • Front Tire Size - P215/60TR16
    • Rear Tire Size - P215/60TR16
    • Spare Tire Size - Compact
  • Trailering Features
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) - 1000
    • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) - 100
  • Transmission Features
    • Drivetrain - Front Wheel Drive
    • Trans Type - 6
    • Trans Description Cont. - Automatic w/OD
    • First Gear Ratio (:1) - 4.46
    • Second Gear Ratio (:1) - 2.51
    • Third Gear Ratio (:1) - 1.56
    • Fourth Gear Rato (:1) - 1.14
    • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.85
    • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) - 0.67
    • Reverse Ratio (:1) - 3.19
    • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) - 3.23
  • Vehicle Features
    • EPA Classification - Mid-Size Cars
    • Annual CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year - 6.1
  • Weight Information Features
    • Base Curb Weight (lbs) - 3274
  • Wheels Features
    • Front Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Rear Wheel Size (in) - 16 X 6.5
    • Spare Wheel Size (in) - Compact
    • Front Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Rear Wheel Material - Aluminum
    • Spare Wheel Material - Steel

2018 Volkswagen Passat Photos & Colors

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Available Colors

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  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic Tourmaline Blue Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

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Introduction

The Volkswagen Passat is easily overlooked because it’s not flashy, just efficient. It doesn’t do anything to any extreme, it just works, all the time. Smoothly and easily. Just good, solid, German engineering. It’s hard to find a car like that.

Passat features a new engine for 2018, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI powerplant to replace the 1.8-liter engine. It’s the most advanced 2.0-liter engine Volkswagen has ever made (as it should be), with more horsepower and better fuel mileage. In the front-wheel-drive Passat it makes 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, mated to a smooth 6-speed automatic transmission.

A 3.6-liter V6 making 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, mated to a 6-speed clutchless manual automatic transmission called the DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox), also front-wheel drive, is available on the Passat SEL and standard on the Passat GT. If the four-cylinder doesn’t move along the 3300-pound sedan quickly enough for you, this V6 certainly will. But there’s a price to pay at the fuel pump, as the 2.0-liter gets an EPA Combined 29 miles per gallon, while the 3.6-liter gets just 22 mpg.

The Passat GT model is new for 2018, boasting 19-inch aluminum wheels, sport suspension, a custom-tuned double exhaust, GTI-inspired front red accent line, red brake calipers, carbon-fiber interior trim and a black roof, spoiler, mirrors and window trim.

Automatic emergency braking is an option with every model, and the Passat scores well in crash-testing.

Lineup

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes standard with a 2.0-liter engine ($22,995). Passat SE retails for $26,295, the SE with the Technology package is $29,595, the SEL Premium is $31,650, the R-Line $24,995. The SEL with the V6 models is $34,650. (Prices are MSRP and do not include destination fee.)

All models but the S get Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC). Also, new for 2018, all Passats come with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which is transferable to a new owner if the car is sold. New for 2018, the S model will have an available Driver’s Assistance Package, with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert.

Walkaround

The Passat isn’t going to turn heads. It has similar lines to the smaller Volkswagen Jetta, but the Jetta carries them more cleanly. Different models have different trims in the grille and low front air intakes, and the less chrome cross-hatching, the better. That’s why we like the GT nose the most, although we could do without the boy-racer red outline around the black grille.

Interior

The cabin is one area where the Passat is outstanding. It’s narrower than rivals like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, but there’s more legroom in the rear, and the trunk’s capacity of nearly 16 cubic feet also is at the top of the segment.

The quality of the interior materials is high, but there’s less standard equipment than rivals offer and fewer features.

The SE might cost more, but we think it’s a better value, with standard automatic emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, synthetic leather upholstery, moonroof, CarPlay/Android Auto, and dual-zone automatic climate control.

Driving Impressions

The new 2.0 turbo is impressively smooth. It might not be fast enough for some, with only 174 horsepower, but that’s what the V6 is for, with its huge increase in power of more than 100 horsepower.

The 6-speed automatic transmission matches the smoothness of the engine, and the 6-speed manual automatic DSG made by Volkswagen has long been the sharpest of the twin-clutch bunch.

The steering is responsive but still light, and the ride is on the firm side, firmer than the Accord and, especially, the Camry. Which is a good thing, since it’s always comfortable. The suspension doesn’t make the Passat a sport sedan, but it does make the car confident and composed on a highway with curves.

Summary

Volkswagen Passat is a well-engineered vehicle, but it’s pricey, and up against a strong competitor in the form of the all-new Honda Accord.

Compiled with staff reports by The Car Connection.

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