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2019 Volkswagen Passat

Original MSRP Range
$25,295--$29,995
Available Style(s)
Sedan
MPG
25 MPG City / 36 MPG Hwy
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2019 Volkswagen Passat

What We Like

Large interior; generous standard equipment; cavernous trunk

What We Don't

Timid styling; unremarkable driving experience

Ratings

Expert Rating

4.1/ 5

Consumer Rating

4.5/ 5

Overview

What's New in the 2019 Volkswagen Passat?

Trim levels are reduced to just two: The Wolfsburg Edition and the SE R-Line. This means a redistribution of standard equipment and a cutting down of options, while discontinuing the V6 engine/dual-clutch transmission drivetrain. Terra Brown Metallic joins the list of exterior paint options.

Which Passat is the Best?

The Wolfsburg Edition has a lot of standard equipment for the price, and it seems counterintuitive to splash out for the SE R-Line instead of buying a fresher rival. A new generation is anticipated for 2020.

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How Much Does a 2019 Volkswagen Passat Cost?

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat comes in Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line trim levels.

The Wolfsburg Edition ($26,190) includes 17-in alloy wheels, keyless entry/ignition, a power-adjustable driver's seat, heated front seats, simulated leather seating surfaces, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, an automatic post-collision braking system, forward-collision mitigation with emergency braking and pedestrian detection, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert, 60/40-split/fold rear seats, a rearview camera, automatic headlights, a 6.3-in infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, smartphone app integration (VW Car-Net App-Connect), AM/FM/HD/satellite radio, a CD player, a 6-speaker audio system, auxiliary input and a USB port.

This trim level is eligible for 18-in alloy wheels and a power tilt-and-slide sunroof.

The SE R-Line ($30,890) has 19-in alloy wheels, R-Line cosmetic exterior and interior additions, full LED exterior lighting, a power sunroof, rain-sensing wipers, steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters, ambient cabin lighting, a remote start function, a hands-free trunk opening, a self-dimming rearview mirror, dual-zone automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, active blind spot monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, parking sensors front and rear, navigation, a Fender-branded audio system and two USB ports. There are no options for this trim.

Passat Trims

SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
Passat 2.0T SE R-Line Auto$29,995 / $28,7654 Cylinder Turbo17425 / 366-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg Edition Auto$25,295 / $24,2574 Cylinder Turbo17425 / 366-Speed Shiftable AutomaticFWD
Safety

Is the 2019 Volkswagen Passat a Safe Car?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has given the Passat five stars out of five overall, with four stars for front-impact performance and five for side impacts. The car also earned a Top Safety Pick score from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with maximum scores of Good across the board, except for the headlights, which were considered Poor.

Standard features include side-curtain airbags, anti-lock brakes and an automatic post-collision braking system that might prevent or at least reduce the severity of a secondary coming-together after an initial impact.

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5 Year Cost to Own

$34,741 ($0.46 per mile)

5-Year Cost to Own includes out of pocket expenses like fuel and insurance, plus the cars loss in value over time (depreciation)See Detailed Cost to Own
Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic6 Years/72,000 Miles
Drivetrain6 Years/72,000 Miles
Corrosion7 Years/100,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System
Packages
  • Wheels & Sunroof Pkg

Competition

2019 Volkswagen Passat vs the competition

2019 Ford Fusion -- Handsome styling, lots of technology, sharper handling, lower starting price and more powertrain choices than the Passat. The VW has a bigger interior, though.

2019 Honda Accord -- A clear class leader thanks to its roomy cabin, excellent reliability and fuel-efficient powertrains. An all-new generation debuted for 2018.

2019 Hyundai Sonata -- Shares a lot of the Passat's benefits, including lots of technology, competitive pricing and a large, comfortable interior.

2019 Toyota Camry -- Solid, dependable and a perennial best-seller. It even has some attitude in its design. Like the Accord, this generation debuted for 2018.

Used Lexus ES -- For greater luxury, premium style and a lot of rear-passenger space, the ES could be ideal. Check out the Lexus certified pre-owned (CPO) program.

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