2022 Volkswagen Passat

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2022 Volkswagen Passat
2022 Volkswagen Passat

Key specs

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The good:

  • Spacious interior
  • Ride and handling
  • Around-town acceleration
  • Multimedia system usability
  • Easy car-seat installation

The bad:

  • Highway acceleration
  • Large backseat floor hump
  • Small touchscreen

3 trims

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Notable features

  • New Limited Edition for final model year
  • Five-seat mid-size sedan
  • 174-hp, turbo four-cylinder standard
  • Apple CarPlay, Android Auto standard
  • Automatic emergency braking standard

2022 Volkswagen Passat review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2022 Volkswagen Passat?

The Passat is a five-seat mid-size sedan that competes with cars like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Hyundai Sonata. It’s powered by a standard 174-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that works with a six-speed automatic transmission. The Passat’s trunk measures 18.5 cubic feet, according to Cars.com’s cargo measurements

What’s New on the 2022 Volkswagen Passat? 

The Passat enters its final model year in the U.S. with a Limited Edition version featuring special 18-inch wheels, black mirror caps, sport seats finished in perforated leather, heated front and rear seats, navigation, a Fender premium stereo and special styling cues. Production is limited to 1,973 units, a figure that references the year the Passat launched in Germany. 

What Features in the 2022 Volkswagen Passat Are Most Important?

Standard features include:

  • LED headlights and taillights
  • Power moonroof
  • Dual-zone automatic air conditioning
  • Simulated leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • 6.3-inch touchscreen multimedia system
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity
  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot warning with rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keep assist
  • Adaptive cruise control

Available features include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Adaptive headlights
  • Automatic high-beam headlights

Should I Buy the 2022 Volkswagen Passat?

Despite entering its final model year, the Passat remains a viable family sedan thanks to its roomy interior, comfortable ride and easy car-seat installation. The Passat’s turbocharged four-cylinder engine is acceptable for around-town driving, but it doesn’t feel strong at highway speeds. Also, the standard touchscreen is small by today’s standards.

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value for the money 5.0
  • Exterior styling 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0

Most recent consumer reviews


Due you're own compassion.....

Great value for your money. Surpassed toyota canary for price and value. Only downside small 6.5 screen other than that the gas mileage is through the roof.


A great car and great value....

Our 2022 VW Passat Limited Edition is proving to be a fine family car. It is comfortable, fuel efficient and has lots of safety technology. We are so glad we bought one.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
84 months/100,000 miles
48 months/50,000 miles
24 months/20,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2016-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
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