Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,550 - $29,595
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
174-280
Seats
5
1 / 86
  • Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
  • Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
  • Front Drivers side wheel at profile.
  • Drivers Side Headlight.
  • Passenger Side Taillight.
  • Drivers Side Door handle.
  • Front angle view.
  • Chrome tip exhaust pipe.
  • Gas cap open.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Front angle view, low wide perspective.
  • Front angle medium view.
  • Overhead.
  • Low/wide front.
  • Low/wide rear.
  • Low/wide front 5/8.
  • Low/wide rear 5/8.
  • Drivers side mirror, rear
  • Rear manufacture badge/emblem
  • Rear model badge/emblem
  • Close up of Grill.
  • Rear 3/4 angle view.
  • Inside of drivers side open door,window open.
  • Drivers side inside window controls.
  • Front seats from Drivers Side.
  • Rear seats from Drivers Side.
  • Closeup of radio head unit
  • Centered wide dash shot
  • Front center divider.
  • Speedometer/tachometer.
  • Courtesy lamps/ceiling controls.
  • Seat Adjustment Controllers.
  • Cup holders.
  • Gear shifter/center console.
  • Passenger seat.
  • Auxiliary jack props.
  • Cup holder prop (primary).
  • Cup holder prop (quaternary).
  • Glove box open.
  • Front center console with closed lid, from drivers side looking down
  • Rear center console with closed lid from drivers side looking down.
  • Drivers floor mat and pedals. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Rear drivers side floor mat. Mid-seat level from outside looking in.
  • Key fob on drivers seat.
  • Centered wide dash shot night shot.
  • Main power point.
  • Fake Buck Shot Interior from Passenger B pillar.
  • Interior Hero (drivers side).
  • Steering wheel/Center Console.
  • Center Console/Passenger Side.
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Left Side)
  • Steering Wheel Controls (Right Side)
  • Heated Seats Control
  • Titanium Beige
  • Titanium Beige
  • Titanium Beige
  • Pure White
  • Pure White
  • Pure White
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Urano Gray
  • Urano Gray
  • Urano Gray
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Fortana Red Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic
  • Pure White W/ Black Roof
  • Pure White W/ Black Roof
  • Pure White W/ Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic W/ Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic W/ Black Roof
  • Platinum Gray Metallic W/ Black Roof
  • Reflex Silver Metallic W/ Black Roof
  • Reflex Silver Metallic W/ Black Roof
  • Reflex Silver Metallic W/ Black Roof
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$16,550 - $29,595
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
25 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
174-280
Seats
5

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 offer...

Volkswagen Passat Models & Trims

2.0T S $16,550 - $20,419*
Horsepower: 174 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Cloth
Standard Wheels: 16 X 6.5 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
R-Line $17,495 - $21,620*
Horsepower: 174 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0T SE $18,471 - $22,662*
Horsepower: 174 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0T SE w/Technology $29,595
Horsepower: 174 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
2.0T SEL Premium $20,114 - $24,873*
Horsepower: 174 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V6 SEL Premium $21,173 - $26,048*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Leather
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
V6 GT $20,188 - $24,913*
Horsepower: 280 hp
Engine Type: Premium Unleaded V-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 19 X 8 in. - Aluminum
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.7

44 Reviews

75% 20% 5% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

The Volkswagen Passat: affordable luxury.

The Volkswagen Passat is what I would call 'affordable luxury. ' the interior is very similar to the Audi - the instrumentation is easy to read and displays are customizable. The seating is comfortable in the front and the back seat is roomy. I love the apple carplay capability which allows me to sync my iPhone and use it hands free while driving in addition to allowing the use of the maps app. I also like the new maintenance schedule for the VWs which only require me to return the car for service every 10,000 miles - this is a real money saver!

- Fay P

My favorite part of the car is the turbo engine and the lumbar seats.

The Volkswagen passat is a great driving car. It is very spacious, there is a lot of legroom in the back seat. The trunk is extremely large with lots of room for items such as strollers, walkers, pack and play. I truly have enjoyed this car. I am also looking into purchasing another Volkswagen in the future. I have owned ford, Chevy, and Chrysler automobiles and I can honestly say the Volkswagen has been my favorite automobile.

- Elizabeth N

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes with automatic slow down technology.

The Passat is not only a good looking car but very spacious and gets good gas mileage. My plan is to pass this reliable car down to my kid in two years. Then I will purchase another Volkswagen. The options on this car are great. It has just about everything you can imagine. The vehicle is solid and I would recommend the Volkswagen to anyone. It's a very nice mid size sedan.

- Ed G

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$16,550 - $20,419
$17,495 - $21,620

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
174 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Standard
Standard

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Optional
Standard

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Not Available
Standard

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Not Available
Standard

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Not Available
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Not Available
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Standard
Standard
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P235/40HR19

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
3274 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
174 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
100 .lbs
100 .lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
31 mpg
31 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
36 mpg
36 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Not Available
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Standard

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Optional
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
  • ‌Overall

  • Mechanical

  • Powertrain Quality

  • Body & Interior Design

  • ‌Features

*JD Power Circle Ratings