2018 Volkswagen Passat

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2018 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

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Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Car of 2018

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 Volkswagen Passat after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Rear visibility
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • Feel of the seat material

Performance Specs

MPG City

19 - 25


28 - 36


174 - 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

2018 Volkswagen Passat Review

The Volkswagen Passat is the mid-size car built for family-size fun. And with its sleek lines and sophisticated interior family time looks better than ever—whether it’s the daily commute or a weekend getaway. Choose from seven models starting with the S and moving through the luxurious V-6 SEL Premium. Experience the power of German engineering. Your choice of two turbocharged engines bring plenty of get up and go—and up to 36 miles to the gallon. Inside Bluetooth technology with audio streaming adds voice control so you can keep your attention on the road where it belongs. Available Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect brings select smartphone apps to a touchscreen display—it’s compatible with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and MirrorLink. And best of all every Passat comes with America’s best bumper-to-bumper warranty—The People First Warranty. Choose from a variety of colors options and Genuine Volkswagen Accessories and build a Jetta that’s all yours. Upgrade your family time with the Volkswagen Passat.
The Volkswagen Passat has all the technology your family wants. Bluetooth technology with audio streaming lets you enjoy the ease of voice control—and keeps your eyes on the road where they belong. Available Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect with Apple CarPlay Android Auto and MirrorLink compatibility lets you access select smartphone apps right from your dash. Available SiriusXM Satellite Radio brings news music weather and more—wherever you are. And get where you’re going with available Discover Media Touchscreen Navigation. The Volkswagen Passat. Keeping your family connected.
With its available Volkswagen Driver Assistance features the Volkswagen Passat helps you protect what matters most: your family. For starters there’s the available Blind Spot Monitor which can alert you if another car’s sneaking into your blind spot. Then there’s available Parking Steering Assistant which can help steer your Passat into parking spaces. And available Rear Traffic Alert to help you back up with more confidence—once it saves you from getting hit you’ll never back out of a driveway or parking spot without it again. Welcome to the Volkswagen Passat. Peace of mind comes standard.
The Volkswagen Passat offers two different ways to move your family and both are powerful and efficient. The two-liter turbocharged inline-four is fast and fun with 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque—and up to 36 miles to a gallon of gas. Or step it up with the commanding 3.6-liter V-6 and its 280 horsepower. A six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic transmission with paddle shifters comes with it and gives you amazingly quick upshifts and downshifts. With a Volkswagen Passat it’s play as you go.

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