The Volkswagen Passat: Strong Value in the Midsize Market

The midsize sedan automotive category is competitive and flooded with options. That can make it a bit of a challenge for people looking for a vehicle that has everything they need and a great value, to boot. May we suggest the Volkswagen Passat?

This fantastic midsize sedan is well built and impressively spacious, with plenty of room to accommodate up to five people in exceptional comfort. It offers a smooth ride and a very capable optional V6 engine that gives you quick acceleration on the highway and in the city. Throw in its attractive array of standard and available features and its luxurious interior materials and you’ve got an affordable midsize sedan that’s well worth a closer look.

For those car shoppers who are more concerned with saving as much as possible than they are with having the “latest and greatest,” a used Passat makes a smart choice. Especially if you go with a recent model year, you can get some of the most desirable features and amenities at a much lower price than you would if you were purchasing a new model.

Now for the big question with an easy answer: Where do you turn to find a good selection of high-quality pre-owned Passats near you? If you’re located near Santa Barbara, Oxnard, Thousand Oaks, or beyond, that easy answer is Ventura Volkswagen.

At our VW dealership, we stock a wide selection of pre-owned vehicles – including various incarnations of the Passat – all at low prices and all in great condition. View our selection of used Passat models – or any other model that catches your eye – and visit us in person when you’re ready to take a closer look and a test drive or two!

Consider the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

For perhaps the best bang for your buck, go for a late-model Passat, which will have a lot of the desirable features you’d find in a brand-new model – but of course at a lower price. Let’s take a closer look at what you can find in the 2017 Passat lineup, just to give you a place to start your search.

If safety is as important to you as it is for most people shopping for a family sedan, you’ll like the addition of forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking that was equipped standard for the first time on 2017 Passat models.

Of course, like all Passats, 2017 models have a quiet, upscale cabin, spacious, comfortable seating, and ample power – particularly when you upgrade to the V6 engine over the standard 4-cylinder.

It has a good amount of cargo space, and you can fold down part or all of the 60/40-split rear seat to open up even more room for larger items. The 2017 Passat has a long lineup of available features among its five trims. Here’s a simple breakdown of each trim and some of its key features:

  • S: Includes Bluetooth technology,* dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, a six-speaker audio system, and the MIB II infotainment system with a 5-inch touchscreen.
  • R-Line: Adds heated seats, an eight-way power-adjustable driver’s seat, leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette seating, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, and Apple CarPlay / Android Auto integration.
  • SE: Adds keyless entry, a sunroof, push-button start, and Car-Net security and service.
  • SE w/Technology: Adds premium headlamps, adaptive cruise control, remote start, navigation, and the Car-Net Guide and Inform system.
  • SEL Premium: Adds a Fender premium audio system, leather seats, driver’s seat memory settings, and lane departure warning.

Whichever model sounds most appealing to you, know that a test drive is the best way to get to know any vehicle – used or new – and determine if it’s a good fit for you. When you’re ready to get some firsthand experience with the Passat, simply visit Ventura Volkswagen and ask one of our friendly associates to see the pre-owned models we have in stock. They’ll be happy to help you navigate your options.

Why Shop for a Used Passat at Ventura Volkswagen?

You might think that shopping for a car is by definition a stressful event. Not so when you choose Ventura Volkswagen. Here, our helpful team members are experts in all things Volkswagen, and they’re happy to share their knowledge with you. Whether you have questions about our inventory, savings, financing, or anything else you can think of, we have the answers. Combining our customer-focused service with our great selection, amazing prices, and top-notch service center, and it’s highly likely that one visit to Ventura Volkswagen will make you one of our valued customers for life.

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