Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat

2019 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 2019 Volkswagen Passat line is reduced to two models and the V6 engine has been dropped. Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert, and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard. Passat is VW’s midsize sedan. The sole powertrain is an 174-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder paired with a 6-speeed automatic. All Passats are front-wheel drive. Available features include lane-departure warning and mitigation, keyless entry and starting, remote engine start, LED headlights, adaptive cruise control, 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 Wolfsburg: $26,190
SE R-Line: $30,890

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Horsepower
174
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
NA
EPA City Range (mpg)
25
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)
36

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2019 Volkswagen Passat SE R-Line
NHTSA Ratings
Overall - 5
100%

(5 is the highest rating)

Front Crash - 4
80%
Side Crash - 5
100%
Rollover - 4
80%

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