2019 Volkswagen Passat

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$25,295

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2019 Volkswagen Passat
2019 Volkswagen Passat

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Spacious interior, front and back
  • Composed ride and handling
  • Around-town acceleration
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Exposed Latch anchors for easy car-seat installation

The bad:

  • Highway acceleration
  • Steering wheel doesn’t lower far enough
  • Imitation leather not very convincing
  • Large backseat floor hump

2 trims

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Our 2019 Volkswagen Passat trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • More standard active safety features
  • Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty

2019 Volkswagen Passat review: Our expert's take

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.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.5
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.2
  • Value for the money 4.4
  • Exterior styling 4.4
  • Reliability 4.2

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

I'm very satisfied

This car meets all my needs, I'm very satisfied with the vehicle, I recommend my family and friends to come and purchase a vehicle from Brandon Shields

5.0

This is a great car.

This is probably the best car that I have ever owned. Many, many years ago my first car was a '68 Beetle and now I am back in a VW. Very happy with my choice.

4.4

Spacious car good looking

Good looking spacious car fits for a family . Nice interior and exterior fitting . The motor is moderate 1400cc so won’t run after 140km 160km / hour easily

See all 20 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
7 years/less than 72,000 or 75,000 miles (model-year specific)
Basic warranty terms
Model-year 2017 and older, 2 years/24,000 miles; model-year 2018 and forward, 1 year/12,000 miles; TDI models, 2 years/unlimited miles
Powertrain
5 years/60,000 miles
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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