19 city, 28 highway, 22 combined
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Smooth ride: If you're like a lot of buyers looking for a midsize sedan, the Passat's standard soft suspension tuning should appeal to you. It delivers a very smooth ride over rough roads and shrugs off potholes with ease. It may not be as sporty as the new GT or some other sedans, but it corners with confidence and poise.
Plenty of passenger and cargo space: The Passat's rear seats offer a bit more room than some rivals and more easily accommodate taller passengers. There's enough headroom and legroom that 6-foot-tall people won't feel cramped. Behind those seats, the trunk can hold a class-average 15.9 cubic feet of cargo, but the wide and deep space is better at holding big and bulky objects.
Fender audio upgrade: We're fans of the available Fender premium audio system as it delivers powerful bass and clarity throughout the dynamic range. Cranking up the volume doesn't result in distortion either. We recommend tracking down a Passat with this system if you're an audiophile, but even if you're not, we're confident you'll appreciate what it has to offer.
Small infotainment touchscreen: The Passat's 6.3-inch infotainment touchscreen is small compared to its competitor systems. Additionally, the placement of the display lower in the dash is not ideal since it requires taking your eyes off the road to operate it. It is also surprising that there is no larger screen available even if you upgrade to higher trim levels and opt for navigation.
3.6 out of 59 customer reviews
RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Passat an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Passat 20th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.View RepairPal's full rating of the Volkswagen Passat
Front Wheel Drive (2WD)
F 42.4"/R 39.1"
F 38.3"/R 37.8"
Max towing capacity
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has received an average 3.6 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2018 Volkswagen Passat, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews.
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is available in multiple trims, each with its own estimated fuel economy, here are the EPA estimates for each trim:
The Volkswagen Passat received a rating of 4 out of 5 stars from RepairPal, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks the Volkswagen Passat as 19 out of 28 among Midsize Car
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has a maximum towing capacity of 1000 pounds, when properly equipped. Various factors may impact towing capacity, including weight of passengers, cargo, and options/accessories.
Here is what's new for the 2018 Volkswagen Passat:
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