The Volkswagen Passat comes with a lot of interior space, a quiet ride, and responsive heading. These qualities make it an extremely competitive midsize sedan. This energetic car features a 6-speed automatic transmission and 1.8-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine that is upgraded to a 3.6-liter V6 engine in its high-end trims. The 1.8-liter turbo engine’s economy makes this vehicle ideal for buyers wanting a great car with excellent fuel efficiency.
The front seats of the Volkswagen Passat are comfortable, and second-row passengers will appreciate the space that they are given. This space doesn’t sacrifice the amount of room in the trunk though, making the Passat a great car for commuting or for a road trip.
There are not a whole lot of major updates to see in the 2021 Passat. There are, however, a few notable differences for the 2021 model year. The first change drivers will notice is that the SEL trim is no longer offered for the 2021 Passat. Another feature that Volkswagen shoppers will notice is that the adaptive cruise control feature now comes standard in the 2021 Passat.
A Brief History of the Volkswagen Passat
While you might have heard the name “Passat” referenced since the early 1970s, the early versions of this car were just the vaguest ancestors of the Passat of today. The first major departure came in 1998, when a newly designed Passat emerged, sleeker and more modern for the time, built on the Audi platform. The 2001 model year saw the introduction of a performance-oriented Passat that featured an available 270-horsepower V8 engine as well as enhanced interior features.
Following several model years that tweaked equipment and trim levels, 2006 marked the next big redesign. The 2006 Passat sported a new body style and a more extensive array of features. The years that followed continued to enhance the Passat with continuously updated technology and convenience equipment like upgraded cruise control and Bluetooth®* integration.
Today’s Passat remains on the cutting edge, changing and evolving as needed to meet and exceed driver demands and expectations. With Volkswagen’s commitment to keeping VW consumers happy and loyal, it’s likely that the Passat will remain a prominent and desirable option in the midsize sedan class for many years to come.
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