The Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan that benefits from a roomy interior and a broad choice of engines. The Passat comes well-equipped and well-built, with an upmarket interior and a composed ride. Power comes from a choice of three engines driving the front wheels: a 1.8-liter inline-4 turbo with 170 hp, a 3.6-liter V6 with 280 hp and a frugal 2.0-liter 4-cylinder TDI with 140 hp. Available transmissions include 5- and 6-speed manuals, as well as 6-speed automatic and dual-clutch transmissions, depending on the engine choice.
Changes for 2014
For 2014, the former entry 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine is replaced by an equally strong 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder unit that delivers better fuel economy. In addition, a Sport trim joins the Passat lineup, while SE and higher trims receive a standard rear-view camera. VW Car-Net connected services is optional on Wolfsburg, SE, and SEL Premium models.
The 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is available in 9 trim levels.
The Volkswagen Passat Sedan 1.8T S comes standard with air conditioning, cruise control, power windows, cloth seat-upholstery, 6-way driver bucket seat, 4-way passenger bucket seat, split-folding bench rear seat, tilting and telescoping steering-wheel, AM/FM radio with CD-player, wireless connectivity, ABS, stability control, front airbags, front side airbags, side-curtain airbags and tire-pressure monitor.
Features available on other trims include dual-zone automatic air conditioning, navigation system, power sunroof, power front seat adjustments, heated front seats, memory driver seat, six-disc changer, HD-radio, satellite-radio, internet access, emergency communication system and parking assist.
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