What Is the 2019 Volkswagen Passat?
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is a five-seat mid-size sedan. It’s powered by a 174-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. Competitors include the Honda Accord, Nissan Altima and Toyota Camry.
What's New on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat?
Forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, a blind spot warning system and rear cross-traffic alert are now standard. There are now just two trim levels — a base Wolfsburg Edition and an SE R-Line — and both are powered by the turbo four-cylinder engine. The previously available V-6 is no longer offered.
Wolfsburg Edition upgrades over last year's base S trim include heated side mirrors, 17-inch aluminum wheels, a 6.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity, keyless access with push-button start, simulated leather upholstery, heated front seats and a leather-wrapped steering wheel.
What Features in the 2019 Volkswagen Passat Are Most Important?
The addition of standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity makes it easier to use your media in the car. Moving up to an SE R-Line trim adds LED headlights, LED taillights, built-in navigation, adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist and a Fender premium stereo.
Should I Buy the 2019 Volkswagen Passat?
The Passat is a roomy family sedan that handles and rides well. It offers good power around town but doesn't feel as strong at highway speeds. Volkswagen has debuted a refreshed Passat for the 2020 model year that's scheduled to hit dealerships in the summer of 2019. The updated model's arrival may mean deals on any remaining 2019s.