5 Reasons to Drive the 2014 Volkswagen Passat — Volkswagen Passat sedan V

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The Volkswagen Passat was redesigned in and quickly earned an armful of including Motor Trend Car of the and first place in a six-sedan by Car and Driver.

Those awards, the new design, resulted in more 117,000 Passat sedans a home in American garages in 837 percent increase from the Passats VW managed to move in

The car is a bona fide hit and continues to well, which makes five reasons to drive family friendly sedan an task.

Reason #1: Comfortable and

The Passat is simply designed, yet Like much of VW’s the Passat doesn’t feel with flashy little that can prove as distracting as are compelling (think of quirky like the Mini Paceman . for It’s rightly built as a comfortable sedan with a trunk and exceptional rear-seat that makes it a natural and choice for people who regularly trip in groups of four or

The 2013 Passat is quiet and on the road. Steering is more than what you’ll in many Japanese imports and to drivers who consider driving an versus passive activity.

is good through the front and windows, though I would appreciated a rearview camera to backing out from a parking easier. Overall, the Passat was to live with and drive.

#2: Multiple Engines and up to 40 MPG on the Highway

is a big swing on price, features and efficiency with the Passat. My Passat S model started under $21,000 and featured an but far-from-exciting 2.5-liter five-cylinder that makes 170 horsepower. 22 mpg in the city and 32 on the highway. I covered than 200 miles and averaged under 26 mpg in mixed city and driving.

VW offers two turbocharged The 1.8-liter four-cylinder available on the SEL Premium model makes 170 and 184 pound-feet of torque on its way to averaging 24 mpg in the and 34 on the highway.

My favorite Passat engine is the TDI clean diesel that only 140 horsepower but 236 pound-feet of which makes launching a dead stop lively and What’s even more is that the car averages 31 mpg around but an impressive 43 mpg on the highway. Last I covered more than 756 in a Passat TDI model on a single of gas and averaged 46 mpg. Impressive. TDI models start just $26,000 and easily top $33,000 as you add features.

The last Passat option is the 3.6-liter V-6 engine generates 280 horsepower. These models like the V6 SEL Premium just under $34,000 and 20 mpg in city driving and 28 on the highway.

If I choosing between the V-6 model and I’ll pick the TDI every

Reason #3: Recommended by Consumer

If you’ve followed the VW brand the years, you know the automaker has plagued by poor reliability That is changing as VW releases redesigned vehicles like the that, at least according to Reports, deliver better-than-average That’s a meaningful change and was to persuade Consumer Reports to the Passat on their list of vehicles.

Be aware, however, J.D. Power is more on its reliability rating, suggesting the has a slightly lower-than-average reliability

VW backs the Passat with a 36,000-mile limited warranty and a 50,000-mile powertrain warranty, three years or 36,000 of roadside assistance.

Reason #4: A Top Pick

Nearly every in VW’s fleet earned a Top Pick rating from the Institute for Highway Safety But the 2013 Passat enjoys the distinction of earning a Top Safety rating, which means it the new and challenging small overlap test that assesses how a vehicle will protect the when the front corner of the collides with a solid like a tree or utility

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The National Highway Traffic Administration also awarded the Passat five-star overall it’s highest overall

The Passat includes a full of airbags, electronic stability antilock brakes and daytime lights as standard features. It includes an Intelligent Crash System that turns off the pump, unlocks the doors and the hazard lights automatically in the of an accident.

Reason #5: An Award-Winning

Besides the Motor Trend Car of the and IIHS Top Safety Pick already mentioned in this the Passat has managed to secure a of additional awards from car outlets.

For instance, Cars.com the Passat the Best of 2012, Blue Book ranked the among the best family for the second consecutive year. And Power ranked the Passat as the appealing midsize car for the second in a row.

Put simply, the Passat wins because it earns them a mix of attractive design, performance and fuel economy.


One of Today’s Affordable Sedans

I’ve nearly all versions of the Passat, the base model to the highest-equipped TDI with leather seats, audio and a turbodiesel engine. In instance, I find a vehicle is comfortable and fun to drive, though the is markedly less sporty a Volkswagen GTI.

That’s by because the people who are best by choosing the Passat are drivers who comfortable accommodations for up to five a safe cabin and a starting that won’t place in the poor house.

The least Passat starts under and my test 2013 VW Passat S the Appearance Package was just $24,000, including a $795 charge. It was plenty of car for my needs and my opinion that whether you an inexpensive Passat S model or the expensive and fuel-efficient Passat this car is one of today’s best

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