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2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

2014 Volkswagen Passat is friendly, fuel efficient, and fun

it comes to midsize family the VW Passat trails far behind leaders – like the Camry, Altima and Sonata – in terms of popularity. Having spent a using one to haul my own brood, I figure out why.

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Christian Wardlaw The 2014 VW midsize sedan truly to be on more car buying shopping

Calling the 2014 Passat proportioned,” Volkswagen says it has this car specifically for American and lifestyles. The German automaker spent $5 billion building a new factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to it.

Yet, this appealingly roomy, safe, fuel-efficient, and family sedan ranks 8 th in or behind pretty much other midsize sedan really matters. In terms of you should actually consider, the outstanding Mazda6 is less than the VeeDub.

Midsize car what’s going on here? the VW’s safe styling you off? I’ll agree its conservative lines reflect Germanic stoicism. The upside is a Passat will still good a decade from while some trendier might not.

Christian Wardlaw The VW Passat’s is more conservative than midsize rivals — it should age well.

The clean, architectural interior is plain, but exudes quality and class. The and textures wouldn’t look out of in a Mercedes E-Class, though it be nice if the same soft-touch covering the door panels applied to more of the cabin.

My SEL Premium test car had 12-way adjustable front seats for the and front passenger, and simple levels of rear seat Perfect for road tripping, the cubic-foot trunk easily supplies for a family of four.

a good thing the Passat a great job of protecting its occupants, it’s unexpectedly exciting to fast on a favorite back

Here’s a tip to parents with in forward-facing car seats: My littlest one kick the seatbacks, there is so distance between the front and seats. That alone to convince some people to pop for the

Evidently, I’m not the only person who has with this Volkswagen and it. According to J.D. Power, the who buy a Passat end up loving it, and the car was named the appealing vehicle in its class year. For 2014, this gets even better.

Wardlaw The VW Passat’s cabin is and very Germanic.

A more more powerful, and more turbocharged 4-cylinder engine kicks the previously standard inline 5-cylinder engine to the The Passat is a better car for it.

Rated at and 184 lb.-ft. of torque, this new turbo is refined and responsive – better in every way compared to the old It gets better gas mileage, But at 26.3-mpg, my observed fuel fell short of the EPA’s 28-mpg rating for combined and highway driving.

The new engine is paired with a manual gearbox, or a conventional automatic transmission with a driving mode and intuitive shift gate. You can even get shifters by opting for the 1.8T Edition, which is also new for

My 1.8T SEL Premium test car have those, and because the is tuned to upshift quickly to fuel, it was frequently puzzled what it ought to be doing. to Sport mode helped.

Wardlaw The 2014 Passat’s turbocharged inline-4 is a vast on the previous model’s standard motor.

Still, I prefer new engine and transmission to the old one. is an available 4-cylinder turbo-diesel along with a larger V-6. The 2014 Passat something for everyone, thanks to a range that includes 13 configurations ranging in price $21,815 to $35,060.


2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

Of the variations the Passat SE is the most popular Priced from $25,595, it with nicer trim and out, a touchscreen infotainment with a reversing camera, side mirrors and heated nozzles for battling cold and snazzy aluminum wheels. upgrades are in addition to leatherette heated front seats, radio, and Volkswagen’s new CarNet system.

Christian Wardlaw The VW Passat has a trunk that easily everything a family might at it (or into it).

CarNet a free 6-month trial to services, and includes Automatic Notification, which automatically the authorities if the Passat’s airbags helping to speed rescuers to the of an accident. If you’ve got teenagers in the CarNet also allows to set speed and boundary alerts are sent to the owner’s smartphone the car goes too fast or too far.

features are terrific, but I wish offered a blind-spot warning for the Passat. As it stands, this is a safe car, having a ‘Top Safety Pick’ from the Insurance Institute for Safety, in addition to an overall of 5 stars from the National Traffic Safety Administration

Christian Wardlaw The VW Passat the driver and front passenger power-operated adjustable seats.

a good thing the Passat a great job of protecting its occupants, it’s unexpectedly exciting to fast on a favorite back Tool around town, and this sedan’s soft, mushy ride quality and its effortless steering could you to sleep. The Passat is a midsize with two very distinct personalities.

Shift into mode, toss the Passat a set of corners, and you’ll be amazed by its and appetite for speed. Though designed for Americans and built in once you get a move on the Passat its Autobahn-loving German heritage.

The personality in terms of the Passat’s is also reflected in the data use to decide which family to buy. Free scheduled for two years or 24,000 miles, crash-test results, impressive ratings, and regularly available deals and rebates make for a case.

But the Passat’s relentlessly average history, average cost of rating, and average resale might cause some to shop elsewhere.

Christian The 2014 Volkswagen Passat has one of the backseats in the business. There is a ton of

From my perspective, I’d rather the road less traveled, in choosing the less popular and when driving it.

2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

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