2015 Volkswagen Passat

2015 Volkswagen Passat

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$22,220.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto S PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$22,220.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SEGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$26,020.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$26,020.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof & NavGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,830.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,830.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SEL PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$31,475.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SEL Premium PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$31,475.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SportGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,835.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Sport PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$27,835.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Wolfsburg EdGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$24,135.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Wolfsburg Ed PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$24,135.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual SGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$21,120.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual S PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$21,120.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual SportGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$26,635.00
4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual Sport PZEVGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$26,635.00
4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & NavDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$30,545.00
4dr Sdn 2.0L Manual TDI SEDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 31
Hwy: 31
$26,825.00
4dr Sdn 2.0L TDI DSG SE w/SunroofDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$28,840.00
4dr Sdn 2.0L TDI DSG SEL PremiumDiesel FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 30
Hwy: 30
$33,585.00
4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL PremiumGasoline FuelFront Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$35,660.00

4-door Mid-Size Passenger Car
Front Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $21,340.00
Invoice: $20,465.00
Hwy MPG: 35 mpg
City MPG: 24 mpg

Pros

Vast backseat space; comfortable ride; crisp handling; smooth available VR6; excellent efficiency from the TDI model

Model Highlights

The 2015 Passat features the choice of three engines. 1.8T-powered Passats come with a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. TDI-equipped models get a 150-hp turbo-diesel 4-cylinder engine, while top-of-the-range 3.6L V6-equipped Passats come with a 280-horsepower, 'VR6' 6-cylinder engine. Both the TDI and VR6 engines come only with a 6-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission that can pull of remarkably quick shifts.

The 1.8L model is intended to save fuel while maintaining the level of performance buyers are used to. It manages 28 mpg combined, two better than the old 2.5L 5-cylinder engine that came in pre-2014 vehicles. The VR6 is the performance pick of the lineup; it's especially strong, smooth and responsive. But the TDI has the potential to put smiles on lots of faces; with an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 43 mpg and an astonishing 236 pound-feet of peak torque, which means this engine also has power to making highway passing and long uphill grades seem easy.

The new Passat's large cabin is spacious and feels airy, enhanced by an instrument panel that is designed to yield much of the space to the driver and front seat passenger. The backseat is very generously sized--with enough headroom and legroom for most adults--and getting in and out is easy. Across the model line, the Passat comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seatback.

The S model, which starts at $21,340, comes better-equipped than many of the competition's base models. A Bluetooth hands-free interface, air conditioning, remote locking, power accessories, a trip computer, steering-wheel controls and a 6-speaker CD sound system are all standard. The SE model adds leatherette upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, power heated side mirrors, an upgraded sound system with touch screen and 17-inch alloy wheels. SEL models bring a much more upscale look and feel with footwell lighting, added chrome trim, sport seats, a backseat ski pass-through and a navigation system. The SEL Premium model gets fog lamps, seat memory settings, push-button start and full leather upholstery. Top 3.6 SE and SEL models also get a sunroof and chrome-tipped dual exhaust system in addition to the SEL Premium equipment.

All Passat models include six standard airbags--including side-curtain airbags that cover front and rear occupants--plus standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and hydraulic brake assist.

Model News

The Passat gets a new, improved diesel engine for 2015. Displacing the same 2.0L, this new engine is more powerful and more efficient. Other changes to the Passat lineup include a new technology package, which includes a rear view camera, a premium stereo and satellite radio.

Value Writeup

The Passat is a midsized sedan, fully competitive in price and features with other high-value mid-size models such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. The Passat remains one of the few mid-size sedans to offer the option of a manual transmission and the only non-luxury mid-size to offer a diesel. That TDI model manages an estimated 43 mpg highway rating--better than many hybrids.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Reflex Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (8E8E)

  • Moonrock Gray
  • Titan Black
 

Fortana Red

Manufacturers Code: (I9I9)

  • Titan Black
 

Platinum Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (2R2R)

  • Moonrock Gray
  • Titan Black
 

Night Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (Z2Z2)

  • Titan Black
 

Candy White

Manufacturers Code: (B4B4)

  • Titan Black
 

Titanium Beige

Manufacturers Code: (0N0N)

  • Titan Black
 

Black Uni

Manufacturers Code: (A1A1)

  • Titan Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationMid-Size Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainFront Wheel Drive
Trans Type5
Trans Description Cont.Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)3.78
Second Gear Ratio (:1)2.12
Third Gear Ratio (:1)1.27
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)0.87
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)0.66
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.60
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.65
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy35 MPG
Cruising Range - City444.00 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City24 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy647.50 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement1.8 L/110
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM170 @ 4800
SAE Net Torque @ RPM184 @ 1500
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)140
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger Volume102 ft³
Front Head Room38.3 in
Front Leg Room42.4 in
Front Shoulder Room56.9 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room37.8 in
Second Leg Room39.1 in
Second Shoulder Room57 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase110.4 in
Length, Overall191.6 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors72.2 in
Height, Overall58.5 in
Track Width, Front62.1 in
Track Width, Rear61 in
Min Ground Clearance5.4 in
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume15.9 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3172 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1000 lbs
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.100 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.1000 lbs
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.100 lbs
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP215/60TR16
Rear Tire SizeP215/60TR16
Spare Tire SizeCompact
Wheels
Front Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Rear Wheel Size16 X 6.5 in
Spare Wheel SizeCompact in
Front Wheel MaterialSteel
Rear Wheel MaterialSteel
Spare Wheel MaterialSteel
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb36.4 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness10.7 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx18.5 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
5 Years/60,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
3 Years/36,000 Miles

Maintenance:
1 Years/10,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 10.7%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
14V670000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 23, 2014

Component:
SEATS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
393

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Volkswagen Jetta and Passat vehicles manufactured September 23, 2014, to October 9, 2014, and equipped with manual front seatback recliners. In the affected vehicles, the seatback recliner retaining bracket may not engage correctly, resulting in unexpected movement of the seatback.

Consequence:
Unexpected movement of the driver's seatback may distract the driver, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will inspect the assembly of the seatback recliner retaining bracket, correcting it as necessary, free of charge. The recall began in October 2014. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 72F1.

Dates of Manufacture:
SEP 22, 2014 to OCT 08, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
72F1
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V028000

Mfg's Report Date:
JAN 22, 2015

Component:
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
44658

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2014-2015 Jetta vehicles manufactured March 28, 2014, to November 24, 2014, 2014-2015 Passat vehicles manufactured April 7, 2014, to November 18, 2014, 2015 Golf and GTI vehicles manufactured July 1, 2014, to November 20, 2014, and 2014-2015 Beetle and Beetle Convertible vehicles manufactured March 31, 2014, to November 27, 2014. A sealing cap at the fuel rail may fail, allowing fuel to leak into the engine compartment.

Consequence:
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel rails with new parts, free of charge. The recall began February 6, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 24BL. Note: This recall expands and supersedes recall 14V-809 (Volkswagen recall number 24Bi) and only affects vehicles not previously repaired under that campaign.

Dates of Manufacture:
APR 06, 2014 to NOV 17, 2014

Manufacturer Recall Number:
24BL
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V373000

Mfg's Report Date:
JUN 14, 2015

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:HOSES, LINES/PIPING, AND FITTINGS

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
62

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015 Passat vehicles manufactured May 18, 2015, to May 21, 2015. The affected vehicles have a brake line at the left rear wheel area that may not have been properly tightened.

Consequence:
If the brake line was not properly tightened, it may leak brake fluid, causing a reduction in braking performance, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen has notified owners, and dealers will tighten the brake line fitting, free of charge. The recall began on June 11, 2015. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 47M3.

Dates of Manufacture:
MAY 17, 2015 to MAY 20, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
47M3
US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date:
OCT 25, 2015

Component:
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
91867

Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence:
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture:
NOV 16, 2014 to AUG 25, 2015

Manufacturer Recall Number:
23R1


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