2018 Volkswagen Passat Vehicle Review

Lots of drivers around Lee’s Summit, North Town, and Overland Park have been asking us, “What’s the best midsize sedan for me?” Well, our team here at Volkswagen Lee's Summit has the answer, and it is the same answer regardless of whether you live in Mission, Olathe, or any of the surrounding Missouri communities—the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. In fact, that’s why we wrote this comprehensive car review.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Quick Facts:
Dimensions:192″ L x 72″ W x 59″ H Fuel Tank Capacity: 18.5 Gal
Horsepower: 174 to 280 hp MPG: Up to 25 city/36 Highway
Curb Weight: 3,274 to 3,571 lbs Configurations: 2.0T S, 2.0T R-Line, 2.0T SE,V6 GT, and more

Volkswagen Passat: Engine and Performance

Volkswagen Passat

Not only does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat get up to 25 city/36 highway MPG1, but it’s also quite formidable in terms of horsepower and torque, too. After all, it gives you a choice between two different, incredibly powerful engines: a 2.0L Turbo and a 3.6L V6. Check them out!

On the one hand, you’ve got the 2.0L turbocharged model. This impressive powerplant is capable of generating up to 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, as well as the fuel economy ratings that we mentioned above. That’s amazing, especially seeing as we’re talking about the base engine model.

On the other hand, you can upgrade to the 3.6L V6 model. When you pump it full of premium fuel, this puts some powerful capabilities underneath your foot—280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque.

Then, when you consider its DSG automatic transmission and its track-inspired steering-wheel paddle shifters, you know that you’re in for a driving experience that’s both smooth and exhilarating.

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2018 VW Passat: Technology Features

But engine and performance aren’t the only perks to driving the Volkswagen Passat. With plenty of in-cabin technology features, you can rest assured that you’ll be entertained for the duration of the ride.

  • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Fender® Premium Audio System
  • And plenty of other technologies…

If you have any questions about any of these state-of-the-art systems, our team has the answers.

And plenty of high-tech safety systems, as well…

Volkswagen Passat Interior

Last, but certainly not least, there’s the question of safety. Luckily for you (and your family and friends), the engineers over at VW designed just as many smart safety features as they did entertainment ones.

We’re talking about everything from the Rear View Camera System and the Blind Spot Monitor to Lane Assist and Park Assist to Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. And those are just the beginning, people…

For example, there’s also Adaptive Cruise Control, which will maintain a set following distance between you and the vehicle in front of you. If any of this sounds interesting, learn how to contact us below.

Contact us today at Volkswagen Lee's Summit to schedule a test drive.

That’s right—if you get in touch with us at Volkswagen Lee's Summit, you could be behind the wheel of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat within moments! Just call us, chat with us on our website, or stop on by our showroom in person. Don’t forget that we’re just a short drive away from Olathe, Mission, North Town, Overland Park, Lee’s Summit, and all those other great Missouri communities. Please contact us today!

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125 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.

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