Volkswagen Passat 2016

Cars.com's 2016 Challenge Winners

By Brian Normile on Mon Dec 12 06:00:27 GMT-06:00 2016


CARS.COM — Throughout 2016, our editors traveled all over for our multi-car Challenges and tested every aspect of the vehicles involved. Often, a clear winner emerges; occasionally, it can feel like there's an eight-way tie for third place. Related: Multi-Car… Read More

Cars.com's 2016 Challenge Winners

By Brian Normile on Mon Dec 12 06:00:27 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Throughout 2016, our editors traveled all over for our multi-car Challenges and tested every aspect of the vehicles involved. Often, a clear winner emerges; occasionally, it can feel like there's an eight-way tie for third place. Related: Multi-Car… Read More

Which 2016 Cars Have Hands-Free Liftgates?

By Rick Popely on Fri Nov 11 06:30:25 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Ever wish you had a third hand to open the liftgate on your SUV because both your right and left are busy carrying grocery bags, a box or maybe a child? Related: Which 2017 Cars Have Hands-Free Liftgates?… Read More

Automakers Make Big Gains in IIHS Car-Seat Installation Ratings

By Matt Schmitz on Thu Sep 01 12:37:07 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, installing a car seat is getting easier. Now in its second year, the IIHS ratings program for installing car seats counts triple the number of car models receiving scores of… Read More

10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on Thu Jul 28 07:00:40 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — It can be overwhelming to find a safe, affordable new car, but we simplified it for you. Cars.com looked for inexpensive new cars that earned the one-two punch of robust available safety features and high crash-test ratings from… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Mileage Drive

By Brian Wong on Mon Jun 06 09:00:57 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The Kia Optima was the big mpg winner in our 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, averaging 36.1 mpg. The Volkswagen Passat took second with 33.7 mpg, more than 2 mpg behind the Kia. Rounding out the top five were… Read More

2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge Video: Device Charging

By Aaron Bragman on Mon Jun 06 09:00:34 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — In our increasingly connected world, it becomes more important to be able to charge personal electronics when we're on the go. Every one of the nine family cars tested in the 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge has at least… Read More

What's the Best Midsize Sedan for 2016?

By Patrick Olsen on Mon Jun 06 09:00:06 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM Midsize sedans are the automotive equivalent of the refrigerator: They are appliances, and you need yours to work well, and work reliably. If you want one in avocado green, you can get that, but being successful at its mission… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on Thu May 19 05:00:05 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — For 2016, Volkswagen refreshed its Passat midsize sedan, adding some life to the exterior with sharper creases to its front and rear ends. While families will likely approve of the new look, they'll also be happy to find… Read More

New-Car Deals: March 2016

By Kelsey Mays on Tue Mar 08 09:29:31 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — The auto industry logged a pretty good sales month in February despite some creeping economic head winds. Shoppers continued to pile into SUVs, and sales for trucks, SUVs and minivans rose a combined 12.8 percent in February, according… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

By Joe Wiesenfelder on Wed Jan 20 10:58:25 GMT-06:00 2016

CARS.COM — Multimedia system updates, a slew of new advanced safety features and lower fuel costs make the refreshed 2016 Volkswagen Passat much more attractive, even if its styling changes go largely unnoticed. Find out more in my review.  … Read More