2019 Volkswagen Passat

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2019 Volkswagen Passat Ratings
78

Years

Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
78
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Average
80/100
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

Great
84/100
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.

Resale

Average
77/100
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

Average
71/100
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Midsize Car of 2019

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Midsize Car
Rating
#6 Volkswagen Passat
78

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2019 Volkswagen Passat after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • Coordination of interior colors and textures

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2019 Volkswagen Passat during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Transmission smoothness
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

25

MPG Hwy

36

Horsepower

174

Transmission

6 speed, Automatic w/OD

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2019 Volkswagen Passat Review

Overview
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 two models: the Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line. Experience the power of German engineering. A two-liter turbocharged engine brings 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. Standard 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 Passat that’s all yours. Upgrade your family time with the Volkswagen Passat.
Technology
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. Standard 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.
Safety
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.
Performance
The Volkswagen Passat offers a powerful way to move your family. Its 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. A six-speed Tiptronic transmission gives you amazingly quick upshifts and downshifts. Add a sophisticated suspension and electro-mechanical steering and you’ve got one fun-to-drive family sedan. With a Volkswagen Passat it’s play as you go.

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