Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Reasons to Consider the Passat as Your Next Sedan Purchase


Volkswagen is known for German engineering and, of course, the easily recognizable VW Bug. But the Beetle is not Volkswagen’s only popular vehicle. In fact, the first vehicle that they designed as a more traditional sedan is celebrating its 40th birthday this year. The Volkswagen Passat, first known as the Dasher for its United States debut in 1974 and then as the Quantum from 1982 to 1988, has produced six generations of vehicles. Why might you consider purchasing a Passat from a dealer such as Larry Roesch Volkswagen? 

Passat Specifications
The Passat made a comeback in America under the Passat name in 1990. While the 1990 Passat can be referred to as the third generation after the previous Dasher and Quantum models, it is sometimes referred to as the first generation. This would make the current generation of Passat from 2010 on either the sixth or third generation. Until 2012, the Passat was offered as either a sedan or a wagon in the United States, but is now only offered as a midsize sedan. The year 2012 also saw the introduction of the Passat being produced in an American Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, producing models that cater to the American sedan market. This sedan is currently offered in six-speed manual or optional six-speed automatic transmission, three different engine choices, and the trim levels of S, Wolfsburg, SE, and SEL. The standard engine is a 2.5-L turbocharged five-cylinder achieving 170hp, while other options include a 2.0-L four-cylinder turbodiesel with 140hp, or a 3.6-L V6 with 280hp. The standard engine achieves 22mpg in the city and 32mpg on the highway, while the 2.0-L achieves 31mpg in the city and 43mpg on the highway and the 3.6-L has 20mpg in the city and 28mpg in the city.
Passat Features
The features available on the current standard S level Passat include 16-inch wheels, keyless entry, a trip computer, Bluetooth, an auxiliary port, cruise control, and six-way adjustable seats. Upper trim levels see the addition of heated seats, USB ports, heated mirrors, rear seat vents, a rearview camera, and more, depending on the level. Standard safety features include six airbags including side curtain and front-side airbags, automatic headlights, daytime running lights, a tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability control, and an intelligent crash response system that automatically shuts off the fuel supply and turns on the hazard lights in the event of a collision. In the end, purchasing a Volkswagen Passat from a dealer such as Larry Roesch Volkswagen may provide you with a family sedan with a rather luxurious feel with a more obtainable price.
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20 comments:

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

LOL I remember playing punch bug every time we seen a VW Bug. I guess I never kept up with Volkswagen after that because I never heard of the Dasher or of the Passat.

Grandma Bonnie said...

I do remember Volkswagen from my childhood. I really never liked the looks. But the Volkswagen Passat is something I could enjoy.

Pam said...

We have a major Volkswagon factory in our area so a lot of people in the area have these cars. They are really nice.

Areeba said...

I am badly impressed by it's features!

Michelle H said...

We are out of the sedan stage right now with 4 little kids in car seats, but this car looks really nice and I'm sure I'd love to ride in it.

mail4rosey said...

My husband loves the Volkswagon.

And I remember what Terry does, doing the punch buggy game. :)

Rebecca Moree said...

I've seen the Passat and it is a really nice car...sadly we won't be buying a new car anytime in the near future!

Marika said...

Looks quite the car actually. My current one is a Ford, but you never know what the future will bring.

Teresa Moody said...

We did the punch bug too. lol. My oldest always wanted to get a red one so she could put black dots on it to look like a lady bug. lol

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Fantastic features I would love to buy a new car I have to admit :) x

Amanda McMahon said...

my friend had a VW 10 years ago. It lasted a long time. I haven't had one before though.

Bobbi Burleson said...

I have always loved VWs :)

Anita Breeze said...

Looks like a great car. I do like Volkswagon products, they are really good.

Melanie B said...

We are looking for a new car that's practical this may be in. :) I like all the features it may spoil the husband a tad too much though,..hmmm

Corinne Schmitt said...

Volksvagen makes great cars. I was so disappointed that they came out with my exact same minivan (Chrysler Town & Country) a year after I bought mine. When I finally transition out of a minivan, I would love to get a Jetta.

Growing Up Madison said...

With having a big family I need a minivan so this wouldn't be an option for me. I can totally see it being an option for a small family though. :)

Virginia Gudiel said...

I'll keep this in mind when I finally purchase a car!

Robyn Good said...

I need a new car, so this was great tor ead.

Melinda Dunne said...

I have never owned a Volkswagon before. I would consider purchasing a Passat if I was in the market to buy a different car.

Courtney Pies said...

I love VW's just because of the Punch Buggy game my dad and I play. :) The Passat's are pretty nice, too!