The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize sedan that is designed for the American lifestyle and assembled in Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It features a winning combination of sophisticated design, advanced driver-focused technology and road-holding feel that makes the Passat unique among American mid-size sedans.
The 2018 Passat is offered with an automatic transmission in six trims—S, R-Line®, SE, SE with Technology, GT, and SEL Premium. Replacing the previous 1.8-liter four-cylinder TSI® engine, the Passat’s new base powertrain features the most advanced 2.0-liter four-cylinder TSI unit ever sold by Volkswagen, offering more horsepower and improved fuel economy.
S models receive a new optional Driver’s Assistance Package, offering Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. R-Line models and up now feature standard Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) in addition.
A new Passat GT model, available as of mid-model year, brings excitement to the line by combining the power of the 3.6-liter V6 with a host of unique touches, including 19-inch “Tornado” aluminum-alloy wheels, sport suspension, a custom-tuned double exhaust, GTI-inspired front red accent line and red brake calipers, carbon-fiber interior trim and blacked-out roof, spoiler, mirrors and window trim.
For the 2018 model year, Volkswagen Passat models in the United States will come with the People First Warranty, a six-year or 72,000-mile (whichever occurs first) bumper-to-bumper New Vehicle Limited Warranty, which can be transferred to subsequent owners throughout its duration.