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Volkswagen Passat (North America)

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What’s New for 2014

A more 1.8-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder replaces the 2.5-liter five-cylinder on the Volkswagen Passat SEL model and gradually be phased in on other levels. VW’s Car-Net interface also debuts year, and most trims now a standard rearview camera.

One of the more interesting options for a sedan is the 2014 Volkswagen It’s the only European car in the sedan segment, and that is evident in its clean styling, down-to-business interior design and composed highway ride. also one of just two sedans in class with an optional engine, and that TDI power returns fuel economy on par hybrid sedans. However, plenty of North American in VW’s family sedan as and indeed the Passat’s greatest is the vast amount of space it for passengers and cargo.

This spaciousness is no accident, of as the Volkswagen Passat is built in expressly for the American market. Not is this midsize VW sufficiently and serene for long road on U.S. highways, but you can even get it a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine. Passat buyers end up with one of the sensible engine options, of and to be honest we’ve never thrilled with the base five-cylinder engine’s below-average economy and slightly gruff delivery. The good news is Volkswagen  is phasing in a new, 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine for the model year. It doesn’t any more horsepower than the 2.5 but there’s more torque for maneuvers and the 1.8T engine better gas mileage to boot. only SEL models will the new engine as standard, but as the 2014 year progresses, you can expect to see the on all VW Passats. Still, if you’re serious about fuel the extra cost of the diesel on the TDI models will probably be it to you.

Body Styles, Trim and Options

The 2014 Volkswagen sedan is offered in four models broken down by (2.5L, 1.8T, TDI and V6), are further subdivided into a of different trim levels (S, SE and SEL).

The lineup starts the S base model, which standard with 16-inch wheels, automatic headlights, entry, full power air-conditioning, a six-way manual seat with lumbar a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering audio controls on the steering cruise control, a trip Bluetooth with streaming and a six-speaker sound system a CD player and an auxiliary audio

The Wolfsburg Edition includes the of the S model and adds unique alloy wheels, leatherette vinyl) upholstery, a leather-wrapped wheel and shift knob, a power driver seat, front seats, satellite a USB/iPod interface and VW’s telematics system.

Move up to the SE level and you get 17-inch alloy heated mirrors and windshield nozzles, a rearview camera, air vents, a sliding front an auto-dimming rearview mirror, gauges and displays, and an eight-speaker system with a touchscreen interface.

Options on SE models a sunroof or the sunroof bundled a navigation system. On TDI SE models, alloy wheels are also if the sunroof is equipped, and if you equip the sunroof and the nav system, you get foglights as Navigation is not available on V6 SE models, but on the a nine-speaker Fender audio is included with the optional

The SEL models include all of the above including an upgraded navigation with a larger screen, music storage and traffic You also get keyless ignition/entry, ignition, eight-way power seats with driver functions, partial leather wood-grain interior trim, automatic climate control, HD and a separate ski pass-through for the 60/40 seat.

Volkswagen Passat (North America)

Powertrains and Performance

The 2014 VW is front-wheel drive and comes a choice of four distinctly engines. The S, SE and Wolfsburg models with a 2.5-liter inline engine rated at 170 horsepower and 177 of torque. You can have a five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission on S and SE while the Wolfsburg is automatic

Those seeking maximum mpg can opt for turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, which produces 140 hp and 236 of torque on SE and SEL models. Called the this diesel engine with either a six-speed or six-speed automated manual (known as DSG), which the place of a conventional automatic.

The engine available on the Passat is a V6, which churns out 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of It’s optional on the SE and SEL, and the DSG manual transmission is standard.


Standard safety for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat antilock disc brakes, and stability control, front airbags, and front and rear curtain airbags. In the event of a the onboard computer automatically off the fuel supply, unlocks the and turns on the hazard flashers. A camera is standard on SE and SEL models. new Car-Net telematics system, from the Wolfsburg model on up, automatic crash notification, assistance, remote vehicle stolen vehicle location and (which allows parents to set for teenage drivers). A Car-Net app lets owners control of these functions on the go.

In government testing, the Passat scored a five out of five stars with five stars for impact protection and five for side crash protection. the Insurance Institute for Highway awarded the Passat its top score of for frontal moderate-overlap, side-impact and tests.

Interior Design and Features

The quality of the VW Passat’s materials is among the best in the The overall cabin design is upscale, while the layout of and controls is refreshingly simple. The Fender audio system has tuned to the acoustics of the interior and please even hard-core Our only significant complaint to the optional navigation systems. The SE have a lower-cost navigation with a small touchscreen You get a usefully larger screen in the but we’ve found this interface slower to process whether you’re changing a station or entering a destination.

Volkswagen Passat (North America)
Volkswagen Passat (North America)

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