The Volkswagen Passat is a vehicle that has many great things about it. It provides a smooth ride, incorporates a large trunk, has extremely spacious seats and now boasts a longer warranty than before. If you’re in the market for a great car without any major shortcomings and manages to bring some interesting things to the party, look no further than the Volkswagen Passat. Among the best things about this impressive car are the stable and smooth ride it provides, tremendously comfortable and spacious seats and a choice between two equally eager engines. The midsize car class is traditionally very competitive and the Volkswagen Passat manages to navigate it with confidence and skill, so here’s everything this pretty cool four-wheeler has to offer.
Threateningly Powerful, Yet Superbly Comfortable
Thanks to a brand new turbocharged four-cylinder base engine that puts out a respectable 174 horsepower, the Passat subtly inspires confidence every time you step on the throttle. A surprisingly quick acceleration and overall pretty lively performance tend to surprise drivers when they first get behind the wheel, as many mistake the horsepower on paper as being inadequate when stacked against the Passat’s size. The other choice is a grunting V6 that generates 280 horsepower and cares less about fuel economy in order to provide a more fun sound and sensation behind the wheel. Passat’s handling is more on the comfort side and not particularly athletic, though it needs to be said that the car easily soaks up road imperfections and provides a very smooth ride.
Among The Most Comfortable In Its Class
You’ll simply struggle to find a bad spot to sit when inside the Passat and it can seat 5 extremely comfortably. The rear seats are easily among the most spacious in the class while the front seats are both supportive and extremely comfortable. Add to that a well-built and attractive interior and you will have a hard time finding a reason to leave the cockpit. While the upscale feel traditionally associated with other VW cars is slightly lacking inside the Passat due to visible hard plastics, this doesn’t take away from the sheer comfort level of being inside of it even for a prolonged period of time.
Delivers On The Infotainment Front
A USB port, MIB II infotainment system with a 5-inch touch screen and a six-speaker audio system are classified as standard when it comes to what you get in the base version of the Passat. This is fairly reasonable for a car of its size, though additional options really push the features list up quite a few notches. Upgrades include MirrorLink, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, navigation, an additional USB port, an upgraded infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touch screen, satellite radio, a Fender audio system and a sunroof. Overall, the Passat holds its own when compared to many rivals. A Great Cruising Vehicle The Volkswagen Passat is one of those cars that are simply greater than the sum of their parts. It is a great quality sedan that makes for an impressive cruiser and there is a long list of things that the Passat simply does better than the competition. It is arguably the only European alternative to the plethora of American, Japanese and Korean cars in the ever-popular midsize sedan market. That is why if the idea of owning an affordable German sounds appealing to you, the Volkswagen Passat will deliver as expected. And then some.