2017 Volkswagen Passat

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2017 Volkswagen Passat Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Car of 2017

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2017 Volkswagen Passat after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning
  • Forward visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • How the interior materials feel
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 23


28 - 34


170 - 280


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Premium Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2017 Volkswagen Passat Review

The Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size car built to accommodate family-size fun. And with Passat’s sleek lines family fun has never looked so good. The interior is just as sophisticated with a sporty multi-function steering wheel and available leather seats. It’s available in four models from the well-appointed S to the luxurious SEL Premium. Each Passat comes with a turbocharged 1.8-liter inline four engine standard; SE and SEL Premium models can upgrade to a 3.6-liter V-6. Integrated technology surrounds you and your family with convenience. And there are plenty of other ways to spoil your copilots too like heated front and rear seats. Dashboard and smartphone combine with available VW Car-Net® connected car suite. Sync smartphone apps right to your Passat’s touchscreen play music monitor traffic and more. Available safety features are just as smart. Stay road-aware and avoid the unexpected with driver assistance features like blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert. Choose from a selection of stylish exterior colors and interior trim options to make your Passat unique. Upgrade your family time with the Volkswagen Passat.
Feel at home on the road in a Volkswagen Passat with comfort-focused features like Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control and available heated front and rear seats. The 60/40-split rear seat has an available pass-through feature so you can haul long items without sacrificing passenger space. Passat also has standard smart features like a touchscreen sound system and Bluetooth. Available VW Car-Net syncs your smartphone apps to the touchscreen and keeps you informed. It will even call for help in an emergency. The Volkswagen Passat. For kids age 35 and up.
The Volkswagen Passat helps you protect what matters most: your family. Available driver assistance features like Lane Departure Warning help you avoid trouble. Its corrective steering will automatically help you stay in your lane if you start to veer without a signal. In the event of a collision standard safety features can make a difference. Passat’s safety cage helps protect you and your passengers in front rear or side impacts; while the Intelligent Crash Response System disables the fuel pump unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in case of an accident.
The Volkswagen Passat offers two different engines; both are powerful and fuel efficient. The standard 1.8-liter turbocharged engine is fast and fun with 170 horsepower. Direct injection is the secret to its precision performance. Or step it up with the commanding V-6 and its 280 horsepower. A six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission gives you amazingly quick upshifts and downshifts. With a Volkswagen Passat it’s play as you go.

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