To put that in context, the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima offer 34. The optional wood grain looks better than the real wood in some higher-priced cars. Some will take issue with the conservative styling compared to the flashy offerings of other makers. The Volkswagen Passat has a below-average reliability score of 2. It is a good car but looking forward to trading it at the end of my lease! You can tell it is a diesel at idle, but once you get going, it quiets down and you would never suspect it.
I even heard a little bit of front wheel chirp on fast starts. The Ford Fusion All-Wheel-Drive is the most balanced in responding to steering inputs and quick changes of direction. On the new but not-yet-factored-in small-overlap test, the Passat gets an 'acceptable' rating. Some four-door family sedans have shrunk in the quest for fuel economy. So far it has not disappointed. Also, you must go into the Memory feature to get rid of old destinations that the system is hanging onto. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.
Inside it's Volkswagen at its most cleanly rendered, with a layout of controls that's almost stark compared to the chaos of lines and surfaces found in some of its competition. We are not responsible for typographical and other errors, including data transmissions or software errors that may appear on the site. If the posted price, incentive, offer or other service is incorrect due to typographical or other error we will only be responsible for honoring the correct price, incentive or offer. While it's still available, there's a new smaller-displacement option, with one fewer cylinder, that justifies a look higher on the price and fuel-economy charts. Under the hood, it has the 2. In government crash testing, the Passat scored a perfect five out of five stars overall, with five stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side crash protection. Volkswagen refreshed the Passat for 2016, adding more tech and safety features and a standard infotainment system.
On some models, thin chrome striping frames the side windows; about the only feature that stands out is a kinky rear quarter window that serves both to lessen the mass of the C-pillar the rearmost roof support and, along with the deep rear side doors, to hint at the 2012's stretched wheelbase distance between the tires front to rear of more than three and one half inches longer than the previous Passat. Forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking became standard in the 2017 Passat. . I do believe the jetta was better in the snow, although the Passat is no slouch with the traction control. Primary Use: Commuting to work. On the Passat without navigation, the vehicle doesn't prompt you at all--you simply seek on your phone and connect with a blanket four-digit password. The moderate power output meant the car didn't pin me to the seat when I floored it, but acceleration was adequate for merging and passing maneuvers.
Fit and finish has that Teutonic feel, with tight tolerances and quality materials. In those brake tests, the 19-inch tires proved to be good for more than just looks—our Passat Sport stopped in 163 feet, matching the stopping performance of the and bettering that of an we tested recently. Most drivers should average in the low 30s. Sports with white or silver paint get a black roof and black mirror caps. One Of The Best Sedans On The Road. I would like to see more integration of Internet-based data with the Passat. Also, the screen is small.
The 2014 Sport is new this year, as is electric power steering. Above the shoulder line, the Passat wears nicer, more tightly grained plastics; the harder, open-textured stuff lives below. At times it would be working fine and randomly it wouldn't work. Although this car has no options, it has some nice standard features like leatherette seats that means man-made leather, not cow leather premium sound system, Bluetooth hookup, tilt wheel, cruise control, power drivers seat, heated front seats, power windows and locks, rearview camera, and automatic headlights. It's also very roomy and comfortable and is very economical for this size car. It's a cube larger than the trunk in the Accord, a half-cube shy of the one in the Sonata and almost three cubic feet smaller than in the Impala. A new turbocharged engine is available for the 2014 Passat, bringing the number of engine choices to four: the new 1.
Napleton in Sanford Florida has had the car in the shop for 10 monhs and did not fix the car and could not fix it. Dealer replaced latch on left rear door under warrantee but next winter the same door froze up again. The car has plenty of room with great ease of access and comfortable seating. The recall began March 16, 2018. I do quite a bit of highway driving and get 50 - 53 mpg highway and 45 combined, I couldn't ask for much more. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat belongs to a generation that started with the 2012 model year.
Competing sedans include the , and , among others. The fidelity came through at low and high volumes. The Passat earns some of the best crash-test scores in the family-sedan segment, and it's gradually improving the availability of some new safety technology we recommend. Otherwise it is a perfect vehicle for us. One of its biggest selling points is its spacious backseat with 39.