The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running. All trademarks referenced in this website are displayed for identification purposes only and are in no way intended to denote any affiliation with their corresponding owners. Both of the major reporting agencies give the current Passat excellent crash-test scores. Today's Passat is bigger, less complex, and it's built in Tennessee, all in the name of bringing it closer in line with the mass market here, in terms of price and interior space and fuel economy. The dual-clutch is the way to go, too, though it won't eke out the absolute best fuel economy, and though it lacks paddles for shifting. It's at its least convincing around the rear doors, stretched for the extra rear-seat space the design's also deployed in China, where the Passat is a chauffeur-driven car. The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.
Horsepower totals just 140, but the powerplant turns in 236 pound-feet of torque, ample enough to accelerate to 60 mph in an estimated 9. Up front, the driver has access to in-door storage bins with bottleholders, two cupholders in the center console area and an open bin under the radio that held my phone and garage door opener. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016, and will send a second notification when parts are available. It quickly shot to the top of the German car sales… Volkswagen may bring the luxurious and expensive Phaeton sedan back to the U. The recall began in September. We agree that this Passat's styling will still look good when other designs will look very specific to a time and date, but it does run counter to an inherent flashy meme that runs through truly great cars.
Recall Date 2017-08-16 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. If those attributes top your shopping list for a new family sedan, the Passat rules--knowing there may be better values, better lookers and better straight-line performers out there. Value in Its Class The Passat is great value for families in the market for a midsize sedan. The dials are big and readable at a glance, with thin chrome bangles to set them off the dark backdrop. Top speed is pegged at 118 mph.
These repairs will be performed free of charge. . Still, a cloth option would be ideal for warm climates. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. The current powertrain is flair-free, and doesn't hit the fuel-economy bests earned by other four-cylinder competitors.
The vehicle like to shift early so it is very sluggish compared to others in its class. Ravenol mixes and bottles their own proprietary blend and brand of lubricants to the highest European O. No worries--it's the turbodiesel you want anyway, as much for its eager off-the-line torque as for its 43-mpg highway rating with the manual, though we'd always opt for the dual-clutch automatic unless we lived, ate, and breathed hypermiling. It's a bit more competitive with the other top-line models in its class, but far off the mark of more powerful four-cylinder turbos like the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. Still, the Passat is a large car, so it's not nimble in the strictest sense of the word--it just carries its size well. For comparison, the Kia Optima is on the lower end of this car class with a 15. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring.
New for 2013 The Volkswagen Passat was introduced for model-year 2012, and carries over with few changes for 2013. Part of the new Passat's frugal, traditional take means there's little of the complexity of, say, the Sonata's dash to rein in, and none of the iPad homages we're seeing in some versions of the Taurus and Fusion. All other Passats come with a synthetic leather-look material, while real leather is an option only on the V-6 model. Volkswagen will notify owners again once parts are available. The complexity of the build process is reduced, which makes it less expensive to manufacture.
On a sedan that frankly lacks all the full-tilt luxury items found on some other sedans, and that acquits itself so well with its high-economy model, the V-6 seems like an invisible extravagance. To determine eligibility for all affected Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi models, Volkswagen set up for owners. The diesel sounds light on horsepower on paper, but it's heavy on torque and strong in fuel economy. It remains shy of some infotainment and luxury features, either altogether or specifically on some models and combinations. Installing child-safety seats in the base Passat with fabric upholstery using Latch proved simple and straightforward. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned.
It was time for a reboot, and reboot it did in a massive way. Volkswagen's Passat has its excellent turbodiesel powertrain to its credit, and very good urban and highway handling. If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Turbo four-cylinder engines produce 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque, while the naturally aspirated six-cylinder is rated 280 hp and 265 lb-ft. That's the manual-transmission model; the automatic-equipped sedan has a highway rating of 31 mpg.
The trunk is almost as big as my Grand Marque used to be. Recall Date 2018-03-06 Description Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The Passat also received an overall rating of five out of five stars from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a common rating among best-selling midsize sedans. In back, the Passat offers up the most space of any mid-size sedan, even more than the likes of the Hyundai Azera and the outgoing Toyota Avalon. Remedy Volkswagen notified owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. Up front, the Passat sports cloth seats on base models.