Buyers in the market for a midsize sedan should take a look at the Volkswagen Passat. With seating for five, the Passat is popular at the Volkswagen dealership near Santa Cruz, thanks to its comfortable ride, roomy interior, and long list of technology and driver assistance features. Owners also appreciate that the Passat comes with an affordable price tag.
The Volkswagen Passat gets positive reviews from automotive reviewers. Car and Driver writes:
“[It’s] put together well and boasts pleasant materials. The Passat’s cabin is also a spacious place, particularly in the back seat. This along with its myriad standard driver assists, such as automated emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring, make it a solid choice for families.”
The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three trim levels, listed as SE, R-line and Limited Edition. The Passat is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that puts out a solid 174 horsepower and 206 lb-ft of torque, teamed to a six-speed automatic gearbox. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 24 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highway.*
Step inside the Passat’s cabin, and you’ll be impressed with the high-quality materials used throughout. There’s plenty of legroom, with 39.1 inches in the rear row to allow passengers to stay relaxed. The seats are comfortable and supportive. In fact, the reviewers at Car and Driver called the Passat’s interior one of the most spacious and comfortable in its class. There’s ample trunk space, too, with 15.9 cubic feet to cart groceries and whatever else you want to take along.
The VW Passat offers a multitude of standard features, including remote start, keyless entry and ignition, automatic LED headlights, heated front seats, simulated perforated leather seating, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, two-zone automatic climate control, rain-sensing wipers, and a powered tilt and sliding sunroof. Also standard is a 6.3-inch infotainment touchscreen, satellite radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Bluetooth, a subscription-based Wi-Fi hot spot, voice recognition and three USB ports.
Standard advanced safety features include forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, lane-keeping assistance, and adaptive cruise control. High-beam assist is optional.
Safety is important to buyers looking for a family vehicle. The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is very safe. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2022 Passat its highest rating of Good in every crash-test category.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2021 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.