2017 VW Passat

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The 2017 VW Passat is an affordable midsized German-engineered sedan that offers abundant cabin space, ample features and plenty of power from the sporty four-cylinder turbocharged engine. The latest generation of the Volkswagen Passat has been the best-selling version because of its impressive value. The Passat has been known for its exceptional reliability and versatility, easy-to-drive nature, roomy backseat and plenty of cargo space, making it one of the best family sedans on the road. The cabin has been engineered to keep out wind and road noise, while the front a rear seats offer plenty of comfort for long road trips. One of the most appealing new parts of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is the upgraded interior, which is refined and elegant. The cabin materials are excellent, while the layout is logical and simple. The new comfort features and generous legroom are truly a step up from previous generations.

Styling and Features

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat boasts conservative, yet classy exterior styling. The base S comes with glossy 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, dual-zone automatic climate control, 60/40-split folding rear seats and a 5-inch touchscreen with a six-speaker sound system. The unique R-Line model adds impressive 19-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with sporty paddle shifters, eight-way power driver seat with four-way power lumbar support, heated seats and a 6.3-inch touchscreen with HD and satellite radio. The Passat is also available in SE and top of the line SEL Premium trim levels which add features like LED headlights and taillights, foglights, a hands-free trunk opener with foot sensor, front and rear parking sensors and a unique technology package that comes with a premium Fender audio system.

Performance

Under the hood, the 2017 Passat is powered by a choice of two powerful and efficient engines. A turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine makes 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while a 3.6-liter V6 engine makes 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The four-cylinder model is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, while the V6 model is outfitted with a sporty six-speed dual-clutch automatic. The 3.6-liter V6 Passat can sprint from zero to 60 miles per hour in just in 6.4 seconds, making it one of the quickest midsize sedans on the road.

Safety

In addition to offering an exceptional list performance features and classy styling, the Passat comes with plenty of standard safety features. Standard features include advanced antilock disc brakes, front side airbags and front and rear side curtain airbags, traction and stability control, a rearview camera and an innovative forward collision mitigation system that comes with automatic braking. For added safety, the new Passat can include a blind-spot monitoring system, a lane departure warning system and a rear cross-traffic alert system. Volkswagen’s Car-Net telematics system is also a unique feature that includes custom roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle location, remote vehicle access, speed alerts and geo-fencing, which is a system that was designed specifically for teenage drivers. In government crash testing, the 2017 Passat scored the highest possible score, with five out of five stars for overall safety. Moreover, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also awarded the Passat the top score in all safety tests.

 

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