Manual and automatic transmissions are available, depending on trim level. Not as quick as the 1. Overview In addition to the diesel powertrain the 2015 Passat is also available two gas-powered engines: a turbocharged 1. The steering weight is on the light side, but the leather-wrapped rim feels alert. Front and rear seating is generous even for taller adults, and trunk space is a generous 15.
Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1. We've driven it briefly to confirm our impression that its 0-60 mph time of 6. That torque peak is more a plateau, holding steady from below 2000 rpm to above 5000 rpm, completely unlike the lumpy five. Combined with a responsive six-speed automatic transmission, the engine gives plenty of off-the-line power, and passing power is also on tap at a moment's notice. The Passat does well in crash testing, while its safety-feature set isn't quite on the cutting edge that many mid-size sedans have moved to.
The difference between winners and also-rans in this hotly contested segment generally hinges on a handful of factors: space, safety, price. Every component fits together with the precision of Mayan stones and gives the impression that the car will endure as long. Back out of your driveway using your helpful rearview camera, then crank up the tunes on your touchscreen sound system. The same goes for roadside assistance, while the powertrain warranty is the usual five years or 100,000 km. See more details in the.
That is why we try to be the best we can be, working to take care of everyone who visits our dealership and making sure they have the best possible experience. Our Passat was one of four contestants to offer a telematics system with built-in cellular support for collision notification, roadside assistance and concierge services. The interior is divided at a sort of vehicular equator. As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle. Of course, popularity rarely translates into best, at least not what's best for every buyer in each automotive segment. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback. Specifically, I like most of the Passat's materials, especially the patterned aluminum-look trim, but some aspects show the model's age.
The Passat falls way behind in one regard: It's devoid of increasingly common active-safety options like blind spot and lane departure warning, and it also lacks a collision warning system now offered by many competitors. Many factors affect a perception of value, and different shoppers value different things. See all the Volkswagen Passat's features. Those engines are a new and more efficient 2. Units Affected 91867 Typically a segment associated with boring cars at home in suburbia, the midsize segment hides a few secrets behind its vanilla facade. Recall Date 2015-10-26 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. In terms of noise, the Passat again scored midpack.
It also handles exceptionally well for its size, eager to take on tight turns, returning great feedback on the road surface, and remarkably stable even on bad roads. The recall began February 6, 2015. Is it me, or does this seem a higher-quality approach than the rubber blisters many car cupholders have? In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist. One area that could use improvement is wind and road noise. For 2015, a new Technology package is offered on the S and Wolfsburg trims that combines a rearview camera, an eight-speaker premium audio system, and satellite radio. With Shiatsu-like motion, the ErgoComfort feature kneads with some pressure to keep the driver comfortable but awake. Its vehicle speed-proportional electromechanical power-assisted rack and pinion steering was light enough for easy maneuverability around town thanks to an 11.
For those who require all-wheel drive, the Legacy has it standard and it's optional on the Ford Fusion and Chrysler 200. Our Challenge results reflect this loud and clear. A couple aspects unexpectedly compromised my comfort, though: The otherwise supportive power driver's front seat lacks a tilt adjustment for the bottom cushion — a major drawback in today's market, where power seats typically let you vary thigh support. Not factoring such differentials into the equation Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press and therefore simply laying the list out in order of sales the Ford Fusion is number one with 18,772 units sold in 2014, followed by the Honda Accord with 16,962 deliveries, Toyota Camry with 16,029, Hyundai Sonata with 13,645, Chrysler 200 with 11,655, Nissan Altima with 9,475, Chevrolet Malibu with 8,246, Volkswagen Passat with 7,520, Kia Optima with 7,408, Mazda6 with 3,023, and Subaru Legacy with 2,924 sales for 2014. I have driven it a horrible 4000 miles and it has been in the shop twice now with no avail. On the Passat without navigation, the vehicle doesn't prompt you at all--you simply seek on your phone and connect with a blanket four-digit password. We have had only one week, but it is everything I had expected and hoped for.
Even with a turbocharger, the 1. Most other versions come with sporty buckets covered in synthetic leather--yes, it's vinyl, but with excellent appearance and a supple feel--while the priciest models get leather trim and grippy fake suede inserts. The Passat gets an 'acceptable' rating on that one. Not a great first impression. But the styling goes far in slimming down the Passat's bulk, particularly in its slim grille. How It Drives The Passat topped the acceleration ratings in our Challenge.
Test drive one, I am sure you will love it and it will be a great addition to your family. So to make a long story short after looking at all the cars they had left i was down to either the Passat or the Acura and After looking them both over real carefully I just like the body style of the Passat a little more so I brought the Passat it was a used 2012 with 40,000 miles on it I guess the first owner was a company cuz it was a lease car so it was clean so I brought it. The Passat S doesn't have rear-seat air vents. Minor differences in feel among models are due to differing tire sizes. The recall began March 2016. Unlike its typical large sedan segment competitors, the Passat dares to defy many conventions. Sadly, the rest of the Passat experience falls short.
In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist. The Passat's cavernous rear seat offers up the most space of any mid-size sedan, even more than some size-larger four-doors. Highway ratings for the two models are 44 and 42 mpg respectively, and they're only surpassed in the mid-size segment by hybrid-electric sedans. Introduced on certain models for 2014, the 1. The result is a wonderfully accommodating interior that fits large people as nicely Photo: Karen Tuggay, Canadian Auto Press as smaller folks, important in the U.