Reasons to Buy the 2018 Volkswagen Passat
1. Spacious Back Seat
Among the Passat's biggest selling points is its overall interior space, but especially the trunk seating. The American car market places high emphasis on the ability to stretch out, but it is rare for a right back seat to allow that much leg room. The Volkswagen Passat provides for a lot of it.
2. Fuel Economy
The newest generation of Volkswagens are typical more fuel efficient than ever, but the 2015 has bragging rights to a turbo diesel that is an outstanding performer. Volkswagen calls the "Passat TDI probably the most fuel-efficient mid-size car available for sale in America," with 30MPG in the city/44 on the highway. All the models perform at or above similar cars in the category.
3. Simple but Elegant Interior and Body Style
While no one would call the 2015 Volkswagen Passat flashy, the clean design both inside and out causes it to be a car any owner could be proud to drive. As opposed to being forced to bother about whether it will go out of style, the 2015 design will remain stylish for a long time to come.
4. Increased Engine Performance
Several models have a solid manual transmission option in addition to automatic standard, and each one is front wheel drive. The turbo diesel exceeds EPA standards for clean performance, and engines vary from 150 horsepower with 236 lb-ft of torque for the turbo diesel to 280 hp and 258 lb-ft torque for the 3.6 liter V-6.
5. Excellent Payload Room
The trunk on the Passat is quite large, boasting 16 cubic feet of space. With the seats folded forward, there is still more.
6. Details and Special Features
Interior construction is top-notch, made from upscale, top quality materials. Controls and gauges are intuitive and simple.
7. Top Rated Safety Features
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat gets a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety places it on the Top Safety Pick list. With high visibility as its top safety attribute, the Passat also has the standard airbags and stability control, plus a bonus "hill-holder."
8. Option Packages
A situation of the art Fender audio system, digital navigation and radio player, CD player, heated seats, iPod connection, satellite radio, rearview camera, Bluetooth and more depending on the model.
Something similar to On-Star, Car-Net is standard in most models, and includes 6 months of free service. This new service creates smartphone control for benefits such as roadside assistance, service reminders, speed warnings, and crash notice. It also provides for remote lock and unlock, and stolen vehicle tracking. A particular feature is "geo-fencing," which allows parents to limit the area where their children can drive.
10. Produced in America
The Passat has been manufactured in Tennessee since a remodel geared toward the American market in 2011.