25 city, 36 highway, 29 combined
(no current inventory)
Smooth ride: Most shoppers in this class prioritize a comfortable ride quality over sporty handling, and for them the VW Passat should have plenty of appeal. Ruts and bumps in the road are smoothed over with barely an acknowledgement, yet the sedan keeps from feeling overly soft or floaty. This should noticeably reduce fatigue on longer trips.
Plenty of passenger and cargo space: Compared to other midsize sedans in its class, the Passat boasts a slightly larger interior volume that offers ample rear seat headroom and legroom that is suitable for taller adults. The 15.9-cubic-foot trunk capacity is about average, but it's wider and deeper than its rivals, allowing for easier loading of large items.
Fender audio upgrade: The available Fender premium audio upgrade is well worth the extra cost. Even casual listeners will appreciate the punchy bass and clarity in the high notes. We usually reserve audio accolades for luxury vehicles, but in this case, the VW and Fender partnership is deserving.
Uninspiring drive experience: The Passat requires 8.5 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph, which is slower than other sedans in the class. It feels even slower due to some delayed transmission responses. The Passat is likely able to corner with some athleticism, but the stability control system is tuned so conservatively that you won't be able to have any fun. It's adequate but far from impressive.
4 out of 53 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 2019 Volkswagen Passat has received an average 4.0 out of 5 stars from our customers. If you're in the market for a 2019 Volkswagen Passat, check out reviews from customers just like you. 2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews.
The 2019 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 2019 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 2019 Volkswagen Passat:
We hope you found this information helpful. This content is intended to inform and is not meant to indicate that a particular vehicle is currently available or recommended for you.
Unless otherwise noted, information related to featured vehicles comes from third-party sources, including manufacturer information. Product and company names may be trademarks or registered trademarks of third-party entities. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by these entities.
We make every effort to provide accurate information, but please verify before purchasing.