Refined and advanced, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a top midsize sedan. With its peppy powertrains, top technology and vigilant safety systems, the Passat is the perfect family car and optimum daily driver rolled into one.
Get up and whoa
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes with two engine options. First, as standard equipment, the Passat is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which generates 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. This engine offers impressive fuel economy, giving the Passat 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
Above that is a larger, optional 3.6-liter V6 engine, which outputs 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. This motor also offers exceptional efficiency, giving the Passat 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.**
As a mid-size sedan, the 2018 Passat enhances your daily drives with a variety of technology features. For example, with VW Car-Net App-Connect, you can connect a compatible smartphone using Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ or MirrorLink® to access your apps on the touchscreen display, being able to stream music and make phone calls with ease. The Passat also offers available features to entertain its passengers, including the Fender® Premium Audio System and SiriusXM® satellite radio.
The 2018 Passat comes with the latest in advanced safety and driver-assist systems. For example, Adaptive Cruise Control maintains a preset distance from the car in front of you using sensors. Also, Blind Spot Monitoring can detect vehicles in the blind zones of the Passat. When combined with Lane Assist, the Blind Spot system can also gently prevent the driver from accidentally hitting a vehicle hidden on the vehicle’s flank.
Overall, the 2018 Passat is an exceptional family car, with fun and practical engine options, great technology and the best safety and driver-assist systems available. Plus, the People First Warranty, which offers six years and 72,000 miles of transferable limited bumper-to-bumper coverage, covers the 2018 Passat on your upcoming adventures.
*25 city/36 highway mpg (2018 Passat 2.0L, 6-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
**19 city/28 highway mpg (2018 Passat 3.6L, 6-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.
This article is presented by Don Jacobs Volkswagen in Lexington, Kentucky.