Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat

2021 Volkswagen Passat

Pros: Good fuel economy; vast-for-the-class cabin with excellent rear-seat space; refined interior materials; composed ride

Cons: Some controls aren’t intuitive to operate; lack of stand-alone options

CG Says: The 2021 Volkswagen Passat drops its topline SEL model, and all models now have standard adaptive cruise control. Passat is VW’s midsize sedan. Its sole powertrain configuration is a 2.0-liter turbo paired with a 6-speeed automatic and front-wheel drive.

Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED headlights are standard. Additional available features include lane-departure warning and mitigation, keyless entry and starting, remote engine start, and park assist.

The Volkswagen Passat offers excellent passenger and cargo room in a very practical and comfortable package. In a class filled with excellent choices, the Passat follows a bit of a different path—one that helps it stand out from the crowd.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $24,990
SE: $27,990
R-Line: $30,990

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)

Volkswagen Passat
2021 Volkswagen Passat
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 4

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 3
Side Crash - 5
Rollover - 4

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