Volkswagen

Volkswagen Passat

Price $32,995
Fuel consumption 6.5 – 9.3 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 72%(view ratings)
The midsize sedan soldiers on in 2019 with a 174-horsepower 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine, as the Passat GT and its 280-horsepower 3.6-litre V6 have been retired. The interior is particularly spacious, and the available hands-free trunk makes loading cargo easier. As for safety, autonomous emergency braking is a highlight of the Passat. The only trim level available in 2019 is the well-equipped Wolfsburg edition.

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First Drives2020 Volkswagen Passat: New Wardrobe
MARICOPA, Arizona – Under the desert sun of Arizona, there’s a place where all the Volkswagen models we drive are hot-weather tested. A place that isn’t open to the public, and since there is no signage whatsoever, it could pass as a top-secret government site. It’s only the second time …
Spotlight on2020 Volkswagen Passat: We’re Heading to Arizona
The Car Guide is on its way to sunny Arizona in order to get a first peek at the totally redesigned, 2020 Volkswagen Passat . The North-American version of the midsize sedan is in its final testing stages at the German brand’s proving grounds, and that’s where we’ll get to …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Passat: New Heart, Old Bones
The Passat has been around in its current form since the 2012 model year, and received little changes since its debut. It’s built in the United States, and is actually a different car—a bigger car—than the Passat sold in Europe, seeking to please a market that prefers larger vehicles. When …
Test Drives2018 Volkswagen Passat: Straight Arrow
Could there be a more cutthroat segment in the industry than the midsize sedan one? The midsize crossover segment could also be one, but I find the sedan market to be particularly intense and we’ve seen several automakers just pull out entirely. If the product isn’t stellar, it stands no …
Test Drives2017 Volkswagen Passat: Excitement Missing
The Volkswagen Passat competes in one of the most cutthroat segments in the industry, going head to head against other midsize sedans such as the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda6 and Hyundai Sonata. Traditionally, the car has struggled to measure up to the others, but an updated Passat was released …
First DrivesVolkswagen’s new 2.0T: Potentially the Engine of the Year
Volkswagen lost some serious ground when it had to trash its excellent diesel engines. Well, they were excellent in terms of performance and fuel efficiency, just too bad they spouted 10 to 40 times the amount of pollution allowed by law. Now it would seem that the manufacturer is looking …
First Drives2016 Volkswagen Passat: Don’t Forget About Me
STOWE, Vermont – It’s not easy trying to make a living in the shadow of heavy hitters such as the Honda Accord, the Toyota Camry and the Nissan Altima. These midsize sedans please a customer base that seeks value, fuel economy, interior room and a refined ride. The current generation …
Spotlight on2016 Volkswagen Passat: We’re Driving It This Week
The German brand’s midsize sedan gets a significant update for the 2016 model year, including fresh styling, a new interior and an infotainment system with plenty of connectivity features. The Car Guide will be heading to Vermont to try out the 2016 Volkswagen Passat which, at launch, will offer two …

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DetroitHere’s the 2020 Volkswagen Passat
The Detroit Motor Show surprised us this year. We were expecting to see endless SUVs, but the unveiling of a Mustang Shelby GT500 and Toyota Supra proved us wrong. We’ve also seen that the sedan is not dead, with Volkswagen pulling the curtain back on the all-new 2020 Passat. We …
Detroit2018 Volkswagen Passat GT: Sporty and Relatively Rare
The all-new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta should be drawing a lot of attention at the Volkswagen stand of the Detroit Auto Show , but the German manufacturer also has another new sedan on display. It’s the 2018 Passat GT, a sportier version of the midsize four-door that’s trying to stand out …
NewsVolkswagen unveils 2016 enthusiast show fleet
Volkswagen of America has unveiled its 2016 enthusiast show fleet that features five models from the brand's lineup. Golf 1.8T Inspired by the famous Bali Green paint colour from the Mk 1 Volkswagen Rabbit, the 2016 Golf 1.8T show car brings this classic look to the modern day. Yellow headlight …
NewsHere Is The 2016 Volkswagen Passat
There is finally some good news coming out of Volkswagen this week! The manufacturer just released the 2016 Passat, their newest midsize sedan. The most obvious change is the front fascia. With a new hood, new fenders, an updated bumper and an all-new grille, the car looks more modern than …
NewsTanner Foust Will Drift In A VW Passat
When you think about drifting, the usual list of vehicles comes up to mind: an older 240SX, a Skyline GT-S, a Toyota Supra, a Mazda RX-7… these cars have ample power, they are easy to work on and they are all rear-wheel drive. In the sport’s highest division (Formula Drift), …
ParisVolkswagen Passat GTE: The Recharged Midsize
Determined to offer a vehicle for every single market niche, Volkswagen just unveiled a sporty-plug-in hybrid version of its midsize Passat. First of all, it is important to note that this is not our version of the Passat, since the manufacturer actually builds three cars that bear this name: the …
News2015 Volkswagen Passat Unveiled
Good news, the new Passat has just been unveiled! However, don’t run to your nearest VW dealership just yet as this is the euro-only version, and there has been no confirmation about whether or not it will come here. First of all, it is important to note that there are …
RecallsVW Joins in on the Great Spring of Recalls
Did you think we were done with all these recalls? Thanks to Volkswagen, we are not! The Germans just confirmed that about 26,000 cars need to go back to the dealership to be repaired. If not, the owners risk fiery problems. The Wolfsburg manufacturer ordered the recall of 26,452 2014 …

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Video Reviews
Throwback Thursday: 1990 Volkswagen Passat wagon
It was early in the Motoring 1990 season that the Volkswagen Passat wagon appeared on Test Drive alongside Graeme Fletcher. Why the wagon? "The reason we chose the wagon is because it seems most manufacturers are moving away from the wagon format towards the minivan," Graeme says. Oh, how times …
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Review: 2016 Volkswagen Passat
Despite the talk around crossovers killing the family sedan market in Canada and the United States, people still like driving cars. Enough so, in the eyes of Volkswagen, that it builds a version of its Passat specifically for the North American market. Launched in 2011, the Passat, dubbed the New …