volkswagen passat

Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015


Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

Recall Alert: 420,000 Volkswagen Sedans, SUVs, Convertibles, Hatchbacks and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on August 14, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 420,000 Volkswagen vehicles, including model-year 2010-14 CC and Passat sedans, and Tiguan SUVs; model-year 2010-13 Eos convertibles and Jetta sedans; model-year 2011-14 Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks; and model-year 2011-13 Jetta SportWagen wagons The Problem: Debris may… Read More

What Is the Most Affordable Midsize Sedan for 2015?

By David Thomas on June 3, 2015

Many car shoppers focus on price, and there is nothing illogical about that. Perhaps no other factor is so concrete in a shopper's consideration set as the bottom line he or she must pay for a new ride. Just because… Read More

These Sedans Wipe Out When It Comes to Skis in the Trunk

March 27, 2015

By Sara Lacey Finding a car that can accommodate all the gear that goes with your hobbies and sports is a tall order. An especially tall order is a sedan that can handle inflexible skis and poles. Related: Sedan Buying… Read More

Recall Alert: 2014-2015 Volkswagen Sedans and Hatchbacks

By Jen Burklow on February 2, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 44,660 model-year 2014-15 Volkswagen Jetta sedans manufactured between March 28 and Nov. 24, 2014; model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured between April 7 and Nov. 18, 2014; model-year 2015 Golf and GTI hatchbacks manufactured between July 1 and… Read More

Recall Alert: Nearly 38,000 Volkswagen Cars

By Jennifer Newman on December 31, 2014

Vehicles Affected: Volkswagen is recalling some model-year 2014-15 Jetta sedans manufactured March 28 to Nov. 24, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Passat sedans manufactured April 7 to Nov. 18, 2014, model-year 2014-15 Beetle coupes and convertibles manufactured March 31 to Nov. 27,… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Passat Review

By Bill Jackson on December 15, 2014

"Three model years after winning Cars.com's Best of 2012 Award, the 2015 Volkswagen Passat remains a compelling family sedan, offering above-average space, mileage, drivability and quality," says reviewer Joe Wiesenfelder. Check out his review for more, and click here to see how… Read More

What Midsize Sedan Gets the Best Mileage?

By Joe Wiesenfelder on November 17, 2014

Part of the scoring in our big 10-car $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge comes from observed mileage over a drive route that consisted of close to 180 miles of both city and highway driving in and around Baltimore. The winner, the… Read More

$27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge: What the Judges Said

By Patrick Olsen on November 17, 2014

To evaluate our midsize sedans, we put them through a battery of tests in and around Baltimore: We took all 10 cars on a mileage drive of about 180 miles to judge real-world fuel economy. The experts drove all 10… Read More

What's the Best Midsize Sedan for $27,000?

By Patrick Olsen on November 17, 2014

Midsize sedans remain the best-selling category of cars in the U.S. With this class remaining hot, the competitors have more to offer than ever before, with advances in technology, features and mileage making them more desirable and livable. $27,000 Midsize… Read More

2015 Volkswagen Passat Photo Gallery

By Matt Schmitz on November 16, 2014

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat finished third in our $27,000 Midsize Sedan Challenge. "The oldest design in this group is still a leader in space and handling," said one of our judges. Check out our Passat photo gallery below. Click on… Read More