Volkswagen Passat Overview

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Must-know advice before you buy, by Kimberly Smith:
  • Great prices on the 2017 VW Passat
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  • Lease: From $189 for 36 months (1.8T S)
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How to Choose: Options, Packages & Styles

The Volkswagen Passat is perfect for drivers who are looking for a midsize sedan that comes with a little extra luxury and style as standard equipment. The Passat drives beautifully, has a high-end interior, is... Read more »

Expert Review: Our Take

While the Passat is a legend among VW fans and has been around seemingly forever, it's had it's struggled of late. Its sales have lagged behind stalwarts of the midsize segment, like the Honda Accord... Read more »

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The Volkswagen Passat is perfect for drivers who are looking for a midsize sedan that comes with a little extra luxury and style as standard equipment. The Passat drives beautifully, has a high-end interior, is available in a variety of trim levels and most importantly, is very affordable.
2012 - 2018 Volkswagen Passat
3/4 Front Glamour 2018 Volkswagen PassatMajor changes included:

The Passat is offered as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with three engine choices; a 170-hp, 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder, a 140-hp, 2.0-liter TDI diesel four-cylinder, and a 280-hp 3.6-liter VR6. Numerous transmissions are available, a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic with the 2.5L, a six-speed manual or six-speed DSG with the TDI, and a six-speed...

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2006 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat
3/4 Front Glamour 2010 Volkswagen PassatMajor changes included:

The base Passat is powered by a new 2.0-liter 200-horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder and offered with two levels of trim. The Value Edition comes with a choice of six-speed manual transmission or six-speed Tiptronic automatic. The 2.0T adds things like interior ambient lighting, illuminated footwells, chrome exterior trim for the window surrounds, body moldings, 16-inch Catalunya...

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1998 - 2005 Volkswagen Passat
3/4 Front Glamour 2005 Volkswagen PassatMajor changes included:

Some people are fanatical about Volkswagens. They cherish their ancient Beetles while awaiting a People's Car revival later this year, buy Golfs and Jettas when they need new cars, bemoan the loss of the practical, roomy vans that were once a company mainstay. Vocal as they can be, however, VW enthusiasts are not a numerous...

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1992 - 1997 Volkswagen Passat
GE 1997 Volkswagen PassatMajor changes included:

This generation Passat was available as a sedan only and had VW's signature boxy styling of the era. Roomy, well equipped and fun to drive, the Passat began to catch on with buyers in the mid-90s.

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