2013 Volkswagen Passat  -  $21,640


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,640
Base Invoice: $20,785
Destination Charge: $795
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 22 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S
Transmission: 5-speed manual transmission
Engine: 2.5L MPFI DOHC 20-valve I5 engine

Pros

Vast backseat space; comfortable ride; crisp handling; smooth available VR6; excellent efficiency from the TDI model


Model Highlights

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three different trims: S, SE and SEL. Among those trims, there are three different powertrains. Base 2.5 S, 2.5 SE and 2.5 SEL models come with a 177-horsepower, 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, offered either with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. TDI SE and TDI SEL Premium models add the 140-hp, 2.0L TDI diesel 4-cylinder engine, while top-of-the-range 3.6 SE and 3.6 SEL models step up to a 280-horsepower, 3.6L 'VR6' 6-cylinder engine. Both the TDI and VR6 engines come only with a 6-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission that can pull of remarkably quick shifts.

Base Passats move quickly enough with their smooth standard 5-cylinder engine. The VR6 is the performance pick of the lineup; it's especially strong, smooth and responsive. But the TDI has the potential to put smiles on lots of faces; with an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 43 mpg and a meaty 236 pound-feet of peak torque, this engine has more power than one might think and can move up to speed on the highway--or up long grades--without strain. The rack-and-pinion power steering is light while parking but well-weighted on the highway and the Passat has a pretty nimble feel for a mid-size sedan.

The new Passat's larger cabin is now truly mid-size, with a spacious, airy feel to the interior, enhanced by an instrument panel that doesn't swoop around but instead helps yield the most space in front of driver and passenger. The backseat is very generously sized--with enough headroom and legroom for most adults--and getting in and out is easy. Across the model line, the Passat comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seatback.

The 2.5 S model, which starts at $20,845 and comes better equipped than most base models. A Bluetooth hands-free interface, air conditioning, remote locking, power accessories, a trip computer, steering-wheel controls and a 6-speaker CD sound system are all standard. The SE model adds leatherette upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, power heated side mirrors, an upgraded sound system with touch screen and 17-inch alloy wheels. 2.5 SEL models bring a much more upscale look and feel with footwell lighting, added chrome trim, sport seats, a backseat ski pass-through and a navigation system. The SEL Premium model gets fog lamps, seat memory settings, push-button start and full leather upholstery. Appointments are similar in TDI models, only the SEL Premium Package includes 18-inch alloys and woodgrain trim. Top 3.6 SE and SEL models also get a sunroof and chrome-tipped dual exhaust system in addition to the SEL Premium equipment.

All Passat models include six standard airbags--including side-curtain airbags that cover front and rear occupants--plus standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and hydraulic brake assist.


Model News

The Passat gets a few adjustments for 2013. The biggest change is actually to the center console. Volkswagen has worked hard to Americanize the Passat and their work this year shows their attention to detail. VW has redesigned the storage space and most importantly, the cup holders in the center console. They will now fit a large assortment of different drink sizes. Rear seat occupants also benefit from the new center console which features a pair of rear facing vents. Other changes include a standard rear back up camera on SEL models and a price hike of $850.


Value Writeup

The 2013 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.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
32 MPG

Cruising Range - City
407.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
22 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
26 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
592.00 mi

Engine Type
Gas I5

Displacement
2.5L/151

Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
9.0 qts

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102.0 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
39.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57.0 in

Wheelbase
110.4 in

Length, Overall
191.6 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.0 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3166 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x -TBD- in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 x 1.0 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 x 0.4 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

Maintenance Years
3

Maintenance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
658,303

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 04, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
415,825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, Passat, and Tiguan, 2010-2013 Eos and Jetta, 2011-2014 Golf and GTI, and 2011-2013 Jetta Sportwagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, debris may contaminate the air bag clock spring, a spiral wound, flat cable that keeps the air bag powered while the steering wheel is being turned. This contamination may tear the cable and result in a loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag.

Consequence
A loss of electrical connection to the driver's frontal air bag will prevent the air bag from deploying in the event of a vehicle crash, increasing the risk of injury.

The remedy for this recall is still under development. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V125000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 17, 2014

Potential Number of Units Affected
150,201

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2013 Passat vehicles manufactured January 2011 through November 2012. In the affected vehicles, the low beam headlight bulb may become loose and lose electrical contact.

Consequence
A loss of low beam headlights may reduce the driver's visibility and increase the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the bulb holder, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in May 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagens recall number associated with this campaign is 94G8/7V.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V309000

Mfg's Report Date
May 11, 2017

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING, POWER TRAIN

Potential Number of Units Affected
84,262

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2012-2014 Passat vehicles, equipped with diesel engines and Direct-Shift Transmissions (DSG). The vehicle's underbody heat shield may not be long enough to protect the right half-shaft grease boot from heat, potentially resulting in a grease leak.

Consequence
If the leaking grease contacts a heated surface, such as the exhaust system and/or the diesel particulate filter (DPF), it could increase the risk of fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driveshaft heat shield, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin in July 2017. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23W5.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Frontal Crash Test Note
The frontal safety ratings assigned to this vehicle apply to those that were manufactured after November 27, 2011 or have received repairs under Volkswagen Customer Service Action Notice 72D9/V7. Owners of vehicles manufactured on or before November 27, 2011 should check to be sure their vehicles have been serviced under this service campaign as those that have not may not earn the same frontal safety ratings.

Not Applicable

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Not Applicable

2.5L MPFI DOHC 20-valve I5 engine

5-speed manual transmission

Front wheel drive

MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, anti-roll bar

Four-link independent rear suspension -inc: anti-roll bar

Hydraulic rack & pinion pwr steering

Vented front/solid rear pwr disc brakes

16" steel wheels -inc: wheel covers

215/60TR16 all-season tires

Compact spare tire

Body-color bumpers

Chrome grille

Halogen automatic headlights -inc: coming/leaving home function

Body-color pwr mirrors -inc: integrated turn signals

Intermittent windshield wipers

Body-color door handles

AM/FM stereo w/CD/MP3 player -inc: aux input

Bluetooth connectivity -inc: audio streaming

Window diversity antenna

Front bucket seats -inc: 8-way manual driver seat, driver lumbar adjustment

Front seatback pockets

Rear bench seat

Cloth seating surfaces

Front/rear cupholders

Front center armrest

Multi-function adjustable steering wheel w/audio & phone controls

Trip computer

Pwr windows

Pwr door locks -inc: central locking, key-integrated remote, auto-locking feature

Keyless entry

Remote trunk release

Anti-theft alarm system

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Cruise Control

Climatic manual air conditioning

Rear passenger air vents

Rear window defroster

(3) 12V pwr outlets -inc: (1) in front center console, (1) in rear of center console, (1) in cargo area

Metallic-look interior trim

Dual visor vanity mirror

(2) front/(2) rear assist handles

Anti-lock braking system -inc: electronic brake-pressure distribution

Hydraulic brake assist

Electronic differential lock

Hill hold control

Anti-slip regulation

Electronic stability control

Daytime running lights

Dual front airbags

Dual front side-impact airbags

Front/rear side curtain airbags

LATCH (Lower Anchors & Tethers for CHildren) child seat anchor points

Child safety rear door locks

Emergency trunk release

Intelligent Crash Response System

3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: front seat belt pretensioners

Tire pressure monitoring system

Dual-tone horn

 
BLACK
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
PLATINUM GREY METALLIC
$0

 
OPERA RED METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
GLACIER BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
MOONROCK, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
BODY STYLING KIT
$1,900

 
18" "SPOKANE" SPORT SILVER ALLOY WHEELS
$1,200

 
(4) SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS
$100

 
LIP SPOILER
$375

 
SPLASH GUARDS
$220

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
MAT KIT
$235

 
CARPETED MATS
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$95

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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