2017 Volkswagen Passat

Your all American mid-size family sedan , the Volkswagen Passat. The Passat is ready for a family on the go. Volkswagen proclaims that the Passat is for drivers, with families. They wanted to create a car with a sleek design that was both fun and functional. They succeeded.

The fuel efficient Passat has two gasoline engines. A standard 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged engine paired with a smooth shifting 6 speed automatic transmission and the sedan offers a spunky ride. The manual transmission was dropped in 2016.

Step inside the Passat and you’ll see wide open spaces and premium amenities. Passat offers dual-zone climate control. The legroom in the rear receives ‘best in class’ compared to its competition, in fact the legroom is better than that of some full size sedans. Your back-seat passengers can also stay warm with heated rear seats on certain trim levels, a first time offering for Passat. Another win for the Passat, cargo space, at 15.9 cubic feet, the space can almost boast ‘biggest in class,’ the Hyundai Sonata beats the Passat at 16.3 cubic feet.

Earning high marks in safety, the 5-passenger Volkswagen Passat received a 5-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Here are a few safety features offered, a rearview safety camera, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring, automatic post-collision braking system, autonomous emergency braking, tire pressure monitoring system and lane departure warning. In certain exterior body panels high strength steel was used to enhance sturdiness.

The Passat is compatible with your iPhone or your Android, with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto you stay connected. Plug in your phone and watch select apps appear on the touchscreen display. You can also enjoy Sirius XM radio on 400 watts of power pumping out of the available Fender Premium Audio System. You get a three month trial subscription to Sirius XM Satellite Radio to enjoy a host of features on the 5-inch display such as live sports, news, traffic reports or weather information.

The EPA estimates that the Passat receives 24 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway. With several trim levels to choose from and options galore the Volkswagen Passat has a fair beginning price at $22, 440.

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