Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,413 - $23,830
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
174-280
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$15,413 - $23,830
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
174-280
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.4 Comfort 4.1 Styling 4.2 Value 3.7

Editor's Overview

Built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the 2018 VW Passat is a spacious, fuel-efficient and fun-to-drive midsize with high safety ratings. Volkswagen’s largest and most powerful sedan is offered in...

2018 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

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58 Reviews
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Fuel economy of the 2018 Volkswagen passat se is perfect for my daily commute.

2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE

The 2018 passat se has been a great car for my daily commute. Even though I usually prefer leather seats over the polyester - regular fabric - seats, these are comfortable and good looking. It is got Bluetooth, along with an auxiliary input and USB port as well. The back and the trunk are both very spacious, the middle console is not so wide but it is deeper than usual. The only slight 'issue' (it is so minor I do not want to call it an issue) I have experienced with my car is a an above average amount of black dust on my front rims from my brake pads, but it makes sense. I would say I get on average 25 mpg (I drive in the city and on the highway). Overall it is a nice and well functioning, modern looking sedan with good mileage.

- Lara L

Great and smooth acceleration/speed.

2018 Volkswagen Passat

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat/tsi has been one of my personal favorites. The performance of the car is incredibly smooth and safe. The reliability is a plus too, thanks to the sensors and automated systems that help when it comes to long road trips. Although the car is not much when it comes to space, it is nice for many other reasons. One of those reasons being the tsi, the acceleration and the amount of speed gained within seconds, seat warmers, and the amount of gas it wastes in just a day! I have taken so many long road trips and I only needed to fill up my tank 2 times the most! The 2018 Volkswagen Passat/tsi is something I would recommend to a traveler, business person, or even a college student.

- Vivian V

The car for anyone who wants a reliable and comfortable sedan.

2018 Volkswagen Passat

My car is very comfortable. I love the spacious trunk and back seat. The sun roof brightens the car and opens it up. It is moderately fuel efficient and drives really smooth. It comes with apple carplay capability which is really nice and efficient, especially when it reads your texts out loud and lets you respond completely hands free. The blind spot detectors are convenient especially with motorcycles, and the back up camera is great. This car has heated seats and dual-zone climate control which is perfect for maximizing comfort. I would recommend this car to anyone who needs a reliable, spacious, and comfortable sedan.

- Kay A

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$22,995
$34,650

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
280 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4
3.6L VR6 280 HP 24V Narrow

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.9 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P235/45HR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.9 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3274 lbs.
3571 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
280 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
258 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
V6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
24 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
19 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety