|Corrosion Perforation||7 years/100,000 miles|
|New Car Basic Warranty||6 years/72,000 miles|
|Powertrain||6 years/72,000 miles|
|3 years/36,000 miles|
The Volkswagen Passat midsize features a winning combination of sophisticated design, advanced driver-focused technology and road-holding feel.
The 2018 Passat is offered with an automatic transmission in six trims-S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, GT, and SEL Premium. Replacing the previous 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI engine, the Passat's new base powertrain features the most advanced 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI unit ever sold by Volkswagen, offering more horsepower and improved fuel economy.
The new 2018 Passat GT brings excitement to the line by combining the power of the 3.6-liter V6 with a host of unique touches, including 19-inch "Tornado" aluminum-alloy wheels, sport suspension, a custom-tuned double exhaust, GTI-inspired front red accent line and red brake calipers, carbon-fiber interior trim and blacked-out roof, spoiler, mirrors and window trim.
The 2018 Passat shows off a timeless mix of eye-catching design elements. Slim headlights, a substantial fully chromed four-bar grille, and the muscular hood all work together to give the Passat a wide, planted stance from the front. Available chrome window surrounds add to the premium nature of the design, as do available LED headlights and LED taillights.
The new 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder has peak 174 horsepower (a 4 hp increase from 2017). Maximum torque of 184 lb-ft (a 23 lb-ft gain from 2017) is achieved at 1,600 to 3,940 rpm.
The 3.6-liter VR6 makes the 2018 Passat a true sport sedan. Producing an impressive 280 horsepower at 6,200 rpm and 258 lb-ft of torque at 2,500 rpm with premium fuel, it offers power and luxury-class driving comfort with surprising fuel economy-EPA estimated mileage is 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. The VR6 is capable of running on regular gasoline.