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The press likes that the Volkswagen Passat is available several different engines and They’re impressed with the engine’s even power and the fuel economy from the diesel. Test drivers that the Passat has more handling than many and they like that it a comfortable ride at the same

Model refreshes tend to on fuel economy these but the base 2014 Passat’s robust powerband and enhanced make it more fun to drive-and that you can build a thriftier that’s also satisfying at — Popular Mechanics turbo four) Not only is midsize VW sufficiently comfortable and for long road trips on highways, but you can even get it with a 3.6-liter V6 engine. — the Passat dances well — and in ordinary driving, it a quiet cabin and generally shock-absorption. — AutoTrader The lineup is a VW engine nerd’s and is unique among mid-size — Car and Driver (2012)

Acceleration and Power

The 2014 Passat has several engines to from. The base 2.5-liter, engine is being phased out and during the model year a 170-horsepower, turbocharged, 1.8-liter, engine. A five-speed manual is standard and a six-speed automatic is optional on the base Passat. with the turbo four-cylinder and get an EPA-estimated 24/34 mpg city/highway, is not as good as the fuel economy of rivals like the Mazda6 and Altima. The 2014 Passat is available with a turbodiesel, four-cylinder engine that 140 horsepower. Models with engine get 30/40 mpg with DSG automated manual transmission or mpg when paired with a manual, which are excellent economy estimates for the class. The most powerful engine is a 3.6-liter V6, which is mated to the DSG transmission. EPA fuel economy for models with this are 20/28 mpg.

Though test drivers say the five-cylinder engine has adequate they prefer the new turbocharged engine, noting that it smooth, strong power. also like the turbodiesel and V6 for their eager acceleration. The DSG manual transmission is the favorite many test drivers, who say it delivers crisp, smooth

2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

Take a good look at the serenely (perhaps conservatively) interior and you’ll get a pretty sense of how this midsize drives-especially when it’s by the new base 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. Unlike the outgoing the new powerplant pulls strongly and from low rpms, delivering and easy acceleration, thanks to its torque curve. — Mechanics Even though the is several hundred pounds than the Jetta, the 1.8-liter 170 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque the mid-size sedan smartly with something near summoning the turbine for duty. Car and Driver Although performance the 2.5-liter five-cylinder is fully we think most buyers appreciate the new 1.8T engine’s power delivery, increased economy and extra thrust for the turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel has low-end power and returns extraordinary fuel economy and range. For those who care about power than the 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers more enthusiastic acceleration. Edmunds The choice of either a manual or a six-speed dual-clutch is a reminder that this is the driving man’s alternative to a It delivers a broad band of thrust scaled to a diesel’s tachometer and complemented by the crisp, upshifts of the DSG transmission. — Magazine (2012 TDI model)

Handling and Braking

Test agree that the VW Passat is on the highway and a bit sportier in turns many affordable midsize Many also report the brakes are strong and the steering is

“Hustle the big, roomy down a twisty back and you’ll appreciate its balanced good body control, and brakes. Segueing to 1.8T means shifting from to electrically boosted power a fuel-economy move that means some loss in but VW has maintained most of the previous low friction and linear feel. Car and Driver On the highway, all 2014 Passats are impressively quiet and snuffing out bumps large and Around turns, the steering is precise, although there’s not feel for the road and some find it a tad heavy at low speeds. though, the Passat earns marks for its relaxed, refined in everyday driving. — Handling dynamics are similarly to manage, with the new electric-assist, steering setup telegraphing information about the road below to encourage speedier

than you might otherwise from this otherwise sedan. — Popular On the road, the 2014 Passat is an athlete after a full-body massage. You can tell there’s real handling capability in that a sport-tuned suspension tease out (cue the new-for-2014 model), but the default setup is geared toward comfort. AutoTrader

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