Volkswagen Passat 2016

Cars.com's 2016 Challenge Winners

By Brian Normile on December 12, 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... Read More
Which 2016 Cars Have Hands-Free Liftgates?

By Rick Popely on November 11, 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 ... Read More
Automakers Make Big Gains in IIHS Car-Seat Installation Ratings

By Matt Schmitz on September 1, 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 count... Read More
10 Safe, Affordable Cars

By Joe Bruzek on July 28, 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 availab... Read More
2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge: Mileage Drive

By Brian Wong on June 6, 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. R... Read More
2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge Video: Device Charging

By Aaron Bragman on June 6, 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 th... Read More
What's the Best Midsize Sedan for 2016?

By Patrick Olsen on June 6, 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 ... Read More
2016 Volkswagen Passat: Car Seat Check

By Jennifer Newman on May 19, 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 ... Read More
New-Car Deals: March 2016

By Kelsey Mays on March 8, 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 mi... Read More
2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

By Joe Wiesenfelder on January 20, 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 change... Read More