Compare 2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Volkswagen Passat
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2.0T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 25 36 $22,052 $22,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 25 36 $25,217 $26,295
Passat 2.0T SE w/Technology Automatic 25 36 $28,382 $29,595
Passat 2.0T SEL Premium Automatic 25 36 $30,353 $31,650
Passat R-Line Automatic 25 36 $23,970 $24,995
Passat V6 GT DSG 19 28 $27,952 $29,145
Passat V6 SEL Premium DSG 19 28 $33,230 $34,650
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,052
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$22,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$383 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat does little wrong, but its stoicism means it isn’t much fun.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1
Passenger Capacity
5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4
Second Head Room (in)
37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57
Front Head Room (in)
38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4
Length, Overall (in)
191.9
Height, Overall (in)
58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
61
Wheelbase (in)
110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3274
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.14
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.56
Trans Type
6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.85
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.19
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.51
Trans Order Code
NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat
Body Style
Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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