Dual-zone climate control is included in the Lux, as is ambient lighting lighting and dark brushed-aluminum trim, plus a panoramic sunroof. Its suspension glides over bumps and dips comfortably, while also keeping the sedan stable around tight turns. Dollars rounded to the nearest whole dollar. A five-speed manual transmission and front-wheel drive are standard, and a six-speed automatic is available. Materials and trims feel luxury-car-caliber; there's evidence of a lot of thought put into cubbies and bins; and the interior is serene.
A hill-holder feature is standard on vehicles outfitted with a manual transmission. To achieve such a swoopy roofline and more coupe-like appearance, combined with sport-sedan proportions, Volkswagen ended up reshuffling the interior configuration and losing some practicality in the process. Consequence An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. 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. Width measurements are indicated without outside mirrors and in brackets with mirrors unfolded.
The Passat received four stars for rollover safety. However, our three kids ages 9, 11 and 13 had a slightly tougher time getting into the backseat, especially our taller 13-year-old. Volkswagen redesigned the Passat for 2012. Then again, used Jetta models are often less expensive. It's standard on Sport, Sport Plus, and Lux models. The Hyundai Sonata has a fractionally shorter wheelbase, but it's nearly two inches shorter overall. The audio and climate controls are nicely arranged and user friendly.
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. You can compare a few of these. I really enjoy the interior space - there is excellent room in front as well as back seats. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834. The cool, frameless doors carry over. But it's also earned excellent safety scores, and adds a rearview camera on some models this year, addressing a real dearth of useful safety technology.
As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle. The vehicle like to shift early so it is very sluggish compared to others in its class. If you can do without the camera, you can save money by getting a 2012 models instead. The recall began March 16, 2018. This car is designed for comfort, both in the front and back seats.
The dials are big and readable at a glance, with thin chrome bangles to set them off the dark backdrop. And if so, you'd be right. V6-powered Passats only come with the automatic. It's a bluntly appealing place to work, even if it's only roughly the equal of the cabin in a Fusion or an Altima or a Legacy, and nothing like the outgoing Passat's tightly grained, rich-feeling environment. No warranties or guarantees are expressed or implied as to the accuracy of the information provided on this site.
That said, thigh and lumbar support could be better. It remains shy of some infotainment and luxury features, either altogether or specifically on some models and combinations. The seat travel is less than in some competitors, so by the measuring tape, leg room is on the shy side, at 38. 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. The rear seat is tremendous, bigger than the bench in an Azera or an Avalon, with the kind of ease of entry and exit we're used to getting in a minivan. It's a cube larger than the trunk in the Accord, a half-cube shy of the one in the Sonata and almost three cubic feet smaller than in the Impala. Volkswagen will notify owners again once parts are available.
But if we were to judge a vehicle's price based on its appearance alone, which ones look more expensive than they actually are? This information is supplied for personal use only and may not be used for any commercial purpose whatsoever without the express written consent of Chrome Data. The Volkswagen Passat seats five and has generous interior space. The stereo system was clear and met with the approval of my teenage daughter. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode. . This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.