2015 Volkswagen Passat  -  $36,815


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $36,815
Base Invoice: $35,339
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic
Engine: Engine: 3.6L VR6 280 HP

Pros

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


Model Highlights

The 2015 Passat features the choice of three engines. 1.8T-powered Passats come with a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. TDI-equipped models get a 150-hp turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine, while top-of-the-range 3.6L V6-equipped Passats come with a 280-horsepower, '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 model is intended to save fuel while maintaining the level of performance buyers are used to. It manages 28 mpg combined, two better than the old 2.5L 5-cylinder engine that came in pre-2014 vehicles. 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 $21,340, 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 gets a new, improved diesel engine for 2015. Displacing the same 2.0L, this new engine is more powerful and more efficient. Other changes to the Passat lineup include a new technology package, which includes a rear view camera, a premium stereo and satellite radio.


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 estimated 43 mpg highway rating--better than many hybrids.


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

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
370.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
518.00 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.6 L/220

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380

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
3481 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
P235/45HR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

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
1

Maintenance Miles/km
10,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
14V670000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 23, 2014

Component
SEATS

Potential Number of Units Affected
393

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback.

Consequence
Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.

Dates of Manufacture
SEP 22, 2014 to OCT 08, 2014

Manufacturer Recall No.
72F1

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
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 25, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
91867

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 16, 2014 to AUG 25, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
23R1

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V373000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 14, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
62

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Passat vehicles manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015. The affected vehicles have a brake line at the left rear wheel area that may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence
If the brake line was not properly tightened, it may leak brake fluid, causing a reduction in braking performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.

Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47M3.

Dates of Manufacture
MAY 17, 2015 to MAY 20, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
47M3

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: 3.6L VR6 280 HP

Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler

Front-Wheel Drive

4.77 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

140 Amp Alternator

72-Amp/Hr 380CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

4629# Gvwr 1151# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

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: 18" Bristol Alloy

Tires: P235/45R18 All Season

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Door Handles

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Chrome Bodyside Moldings

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

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

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

Front Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Radio: RNS 510 Navigation System -inc: voice control, Fender premium audio system w/8 speakers and subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity w/microphone, Media Device Interface (MDI) and SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, In-Dash Mounted Single CD, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Radio Data System, DVD-Audio and 20 Gb Internal Memory

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

400w Regular Amplifier

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

Heated Front Comfort Sport Seats -inc: power driver seat w/lumbar support and power passenger seat

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

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

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

Power Rear Windows

Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access

Leather Steering Wheel

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

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Leather Gear Shift Knob

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

Vienna Leather Seating Surfaces -inc: Dinamica inserts

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

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

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Front And Rear Map Lights

Carpet Floor Trim

Full Carpet Floor Covering -inc: Carpet Front And Rear Floor Mats

Cargo Space Lights

Tracker System

Smart Device Integration

Memory Settings -inc: Driver Seat and Door Mirrors

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start

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

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

Perimeter Alarm

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

Vw Car-Net Emergency S.O.S

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

Back-Up Camera

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
CANDY WHITE
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
FORTANA RED
$0

 
NIGHT BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM BEIGE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CORNSILK BEIGE, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
MOONROCK GRAY, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
WHEELS: 18" SPOKANE SILVER ALLOY
$900

 
ILLUMINATED DOOR SILLS (SET OF 4)
$375

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
BODY KIT (DISCONTINUED)
$1,900

 
SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$375

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

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
BODY COLOR DOOR EDGE GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$130

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85


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