2014 Volkswagen Passat  -  $21,665


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $21,665
Base Invoice: $20,810
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 26 | City: 22 | Hwy: 32
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: Transmission: 5-Speed Manual
Engine: Engine: 2.5L 5 Cylinder DOHC

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The 2014 Passat features the choice of three engines. 1.8T Passats come with a 170-horsepower, 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, offered either with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. TDI-equipped models get a 140-hp turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine, while top-of-the-range 3.6L V6-equipped Passats 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.

The 1.8L, new for 2014, is intended to save fuel while maintaining the level of performance buyers are used to. It manages 28 mpg combined, two better than last year's 2.5L 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 an astonishing 236 pound-feet of peak torque, which means this engine also has power to making highway passing and long uphill grades seem easy.

The new Passat's large cabin is spacious and feels airy, enhanced by an instrument panel that is designed to yield much of the space to the driver and front seat 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 S model, which starts at $20,895, comes better-equipped than many of the competition's 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. 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. 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 replaces last year's 2.5L 5-cylinder engine with a more efficient and more powerful 1.8L turbocharged 4-cylinder unit. Volkswagen Car-Net telematics is also available for 2014.


Value Writeup

The Passat is a midsized sedan, fully competitive in price and features with other high-value mid-size models such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. 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 many hybrids.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.9 (Est)

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

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
Regular Unleaded I-5

Displacement
2.5 L/151

Fuel System
Sequential MPI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250

Trans Type
5

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102 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 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 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3166 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 X 6.5 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Steel

Rear Wheel Material
Steel

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 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
2

Maintenance Miles/km
24,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V182000

Mfg's Report Date
APR 14, 2014

Component
POWER TRAIN:AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION:COOLING UNIT AND LINES

Potential Number of Units Affected
26452

Summary
Volkswagen of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, and Passat vehicles equipped with a 1.8T engine and torque converter automatic transmission. In the affected vehicles, the O-ring seals between the oil cooler and the transmission may leak fluid.

Consequence
The leaking transmission fluid could contact a hot surface and result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the O-ring seals in the transmission oil cooler, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin on April 16, 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 38B9/9V.

Dates of Manufacture
FEB 02, 2014 to APR 07, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
38B9/9V

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 09, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL:DRIVER SIDE INFLATOR MODULE

Potential Number of Units Affected
659493

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 will notify owners again once parts are available. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V171000

Mfg's Report Date
MAR 23, 2016

Component
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM:WIRING

Potential Number of Units Affected
91442

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2012-2014 Passat vehicles equipped with TDI engines. Due to improperly assembled wire seals in a connector for an underbody sensor, water may enter and corrode the electrical connectors of the sensor, causing an electrical short.

Consequence
An electrical short can cause the electrical connectors of the sensor to overheat, increasing the risk of a fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the connector, replacing it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in September. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23T3.

Dates of Manufacture
APR 05, 2011 to JUL 24, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
23T3

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V028000

Mfg's Report Date
JAN 22, 2015

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number of Units Affected
44658

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Consequence
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.

Dates of Manufacture
APR 06, 2014 to NOV 17, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
24BL

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V483000

Mfg's Report Date
AUG 03, 2015

Component
AIR BAGS:FRONTAL

Potential Number of Units Affected
415825

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Volkswagen CC, and Passat, 2010-2013 Eos, 2011-2014 Golf, GTI, Jetta, and Tiguan, and 2012-2014 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.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will install a protective cover over the steering wheel clock spring if the air bag light is off. If the airbag light is on and the steering wheel clock spring requires replacement, dealers will install a new steering wheel clock spring. These repairs will be performed free of charge. The recall began on January 15, 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987.

Dates of Manufacture
DEC 21, 2010 to JAN 12, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
69L2

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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 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

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Engine: 2.5L 5 Cylinder DOHC

Transmission: 5-Speed Manual

Front-Wheel Drive

3.65 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

61-Amp/Hr 330CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

140 Amp Alternator

4431# Gvwr 1252# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Hydraulic Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Single Stainless Steel Exhaust

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 16" Steel w/Full Covers

Tires: P215/60R16 AS

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper

Black Side Windows Trim

Body-Colored Door Handles

Body-Colored Power Side Mirrors w/Manual Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Accents

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Halogen Daytime Running Headlamps w/Delay-Off

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Radio: AM/FM RCD 310 w/CD Player -inc: Bluetooth

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls and Radio Data System

6 Speakers

Audio Theft Deterrent

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

Front Bucket Seats -inc: driver lumbar support

6-Way Driver Seat -inc: Manual Recline, Height Adjustment and Fore/Aft Movement

4-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Manual Recline and Fore/Aft Movement

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Remote Releases -Inc: Power Cargo Access

Cruise Control

Manual Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts

Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Interior Trim -inc: Metal-Look Instrument Panel Insert, Metal-Look Door Panel Insert, Metal-Look Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Full Cloth Headliner

Cloth Door Trim Insert

Urethane Gear Shift Knob

Cloth Seating Surfaces

Day-Night Rearview Mirror

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Front Map Lights

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Seats w/Cloth Back Material

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
OPERA RED METALLIC
$0

 
TUNGSTEN SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
MOONROCK, CLOTH SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
WHEELS: 18" SPOKANE SILVER ALLOY
$1,200

 
TIRES: P215/45R18 ALL SEASON
$0

 
WHEEL LOCKS
$80

 
BODY KIT
$1,900

 
SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
LIP SPOILER
$375

 
CLEAR PAINT PROTECTION FILM
$1,000

 
MONSTER MATS RUBBER MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
MOJOMATS CARPETED MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
REMOTE START
$0

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35


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