The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a mainstream midsize sedan, perched above the compact Volkswagen Jetta within the brand’s car lineup. Offering a very spacious interior and classy European styling, the Passat is a conservative alternative to the somewhat over-styled Honda Accord and Toyota Camry. Since the model is nearly due for a redesign, expect generous incentives at the dealership for 2018 models. Prices start at an MSRP of $29,995.
Pros: Timeless Styling, Large Interior, Long Warranty, Powerful Available V-6, Efficient Four-Cylinder
Cons: Lacks Safety & Convenience Features, No Hybrid, Outdated Infotainment
Looks Best In: Pure White exterior/Golden Oak Brown & Black Interior
Summary: Although it lacks some advanced features like ventilated seats, a heated steering wheel and radar cruise control, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat offers a lot of bang for the buck. It is among the largest sedans in its class and delivers a comfortable ride and efficient mileage. Especially if the wild styling of newer competitors doesn’t float your boat, be sure to check out the Passat.
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