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The Passat is a midsized sedan, fully competitive in price and features with other high-value models such as the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. It is configured size-wise to directly take on the Honda Accord. VW has increased standard feature content and simplified the Passat to just 16 build combinations, all with lower prices than seen on the previous generation–meaning that if a buyer is simply looking for a well-equipped mid-size sedan, the Passat is going to look like a great deal. The Passat remains one of the few mid-size sedans to offer the option of a manual transmission and the only non-luxury mid-size to offer a diesel. That TDI model manages an astonishing 43 mpg EPA highway rating–enough to beat some hybrids.
The Passat seats five, and the aforementioned best-in-class legroom ensures that those five passengers can all be adults. An eight-way adjustable driver’s seat is standard, as are cloth seating surfaces on S models. SE models receive faux-leatherette, while SEL models feature genuine leather upholstery. Bluetooth connectivity and steering wheel audio controls are standard on all models.
The Volkswagen Passat is one of the few vehicles to be named a Top Safety Pick+ by the IIHS, scoring “good” ratings in all categories accept the new small overlap front test, where it received an “acceptable.” NHTSA awarded the Passat a five-star overall rating, with the sedan scoring fives in all categories accept rollover, where it earned four stars.