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 less-than-intuitive controls; 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. The sole powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbo paired with a 6-speeed automatic. All Passats are front-wheel drive. Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED headlights are standard. 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
Horsepower
174
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
24
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36