Volkswagen Passat

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 changes go largely unnoticed. Find out more in my review.  … 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 changes go largely unnoticed. Find out more in my review.  … Read More

Can You Still Get Deep Discounts on Volkswagens?

By Kelsey Mays on January 19, 2016

CARS.COM — While Volkswagen's current advertised incentives may seem modest in the wake of the automaker's diesel scandal, the discounts you could find at its dealerships could be significantly more. It's no secret that Volkswagen cranked up the incentives on… Read More

VW Extends $1,000 Goodwill Payments to Touareg Owners

By Matt Schmitz on January 11, 2016

CARS.COM — Volkswagen announced today that it is extending to the Touareg SUV its $1,000 goodwill offer for owners of diesel vehicles involved in its emissions scandal. This reportedly will add tens of thousands more eligible owners to the nearly… Read More

2009-2012 Volkswagen Passat, Touareg Diesel Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on December 23, 2015

CARS.COM — Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI with 2.0-liter diesel engine 2009 Volkswagen Touareg 2 TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine 2010 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine 2011 Volkswagen Touareg TDI with 3.0-liter diesel engine… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Named IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus

By Jennifer Geiger on December 10, 2015

CARS.COM -- Volkswagen's updated midsize 2016 Passat sedan has been named a Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. For 2016, the Passat wears new front and rear styling, uses an updated version of Volkswagen's multimedia… Read More

Used VW Diesel Prices Continue to Decline

By Mike Hanley on December 3, 2015

CARS.COM — Volkswagen rolled out a program that offers cash, dealership credit and extended roadside service to owners of its 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel cars with non-compliant emissions systems in November. It was a thoughtful gesture, but perhaps a bittersweet one… Read More

VW Makes $1,000 Goodwill Offer to Diesel Owners

By Kelsey Mays on November 9, 2015

Volkswagen announced today it would make a $1,000 goodwill offer to owners of diesel four-cylinder cars affected by the automaker's ongoing emission crisis. It's in the form of a $500 Visa prepaid card and a $500 dealership credit that can… Read More

Recall Alert: 2015-2016 Volkswagen Sedans, Hatchbacks, Convertibles and Wagons

By Matt Schmitz on November 4, 2015

Vehicles Affected: Approximately 92,000 model-year 2015-16 Volkswagen Jetta sedans, Beetle hatchbacks, Beetle convertibles, Passat sedans, Golf and Golf GTI hatchbacks, and Golf SportWagen wagons The Problem: The camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in… Read More

2006-2012 Volkswagen CC, Passat, Passat Wagon Corrosion Issue

By Tom Torbjornsen on October 29, 2015

Vehicles affected by service bulletin: 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2007 Volkswagen Passat 2008 Volkswagen Passat 2009 Volkswagen Passat 2010 Volkswagen Passat 2006 Volkswagen Passat wagon 2007 Volkswagen Passat wagon 2008 Volkswagen Passat wagon 2009 Volkswagen Passat wagon 2010 Volkswagen Passat wagon… Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat: First Drive

By Joe Wiesenfelder on October 27, 2015

When it was introduced, the current-generation Volkswagen Passat sedan won Cars.com's top award, the Best of 2012. The midsize-priced, full-size sedan aged well, and the 2015 even took third place against nine competitors -- most of which had been redesigned… Read More