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.
|Drive Wheels||front-wheel drive|
|Nation of Manufacture||USA|
|Base Prices||S: $24,990
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
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