2015 Volkswagen Passat

Buyer's Guide

NEW FOR 2015:

- Updated 2.0 TDI engine

- Comfortline now includes standard reverse camera

- Revised Sport package for Comfortline now includes 19-inch wheels

The 2015 Volkswagen Passat carries over mostly unchanged, with the exception of a handful of equipment level changes, and a few tweaks to its segment-exclusive diesel engine.

As with the 2015 Jetta and Golf, the 2.0 TDI has been overhauled, improving refinement. Horsepower jumps by 10 hp to 150 and is developed at a slightly lower rpm. Although fuel economy figures don't reflect this due to the use of the new five-cycle testing method, the new TDI engine is said to make notable real-world efficiency improvements.

Other available powerplants include a 170-hp 1.8-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine that was launched last year, and VW’s quirky but quick 280-hp narrow-angle 3.6-litre V6. The 1.8T can be had with a five-speed manual or a six-speed automatic, while the 2.0 TDI uses a six-speed manual or a six-speed dual-clutch ‘box. The 3.6 V6 is paired exclusively to the six-speed dual-clutch transmission. All Passats are front-wheel drive.

The Passat is offered in Trendline, Comfortline, and Highline trims, all three can be had with the 1.8T and TDI, but only the Comfortline and Highline can be had with the V6.

Base models can now be optioned to include a rear-view camera, while the Comfortline receives an updated Sport package that bundles many of the V6 model’s standard features — including carbon interior trim, fog lights, paddles for shifting, metal pedal caps, sill plates, rear spoiler, sport front seats — with swanky 19-inch wheels.

In Trendline trim, features include 16-inch alloy wheels, 60/40 split folding rear seat with armrest, eight-way manually adjustable driver's seat, four-way manually adjustable passenger seat, alarm, chrome window surround, automatic headlights, six-speaker AM/FM/CD audio with auxiliary jack, Bluetooth, MDI media device interface with iPod connectivity, automatic dual-zone climate control, cruise control, digital compass, front and rear floor mats, front centre armrest with storage, heated front seats, heated windshield washer nozzles, leather wrapped multifunction steering wheel, shift knob, and handbrake lever, multifunction trip computer, and power heated side mirrors, and tire pressure monitoring system.

TDI models get chrome side and rear fender accents, engine block heater, and front fog lights.

The Rear-View Camera Package adds an eight-speaker touchscreen display audio system with AM/FM/satellite radio, and a six-disc CD changer, plus a rear-view camera.

Comfortline adds 17-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power driver seat, six-way manually adjustable passenger seat, chrome exhaust tip, reverse camera, front and rear map lights, leatherette upholstery, power sunroof, rear air vents, satellite radio.

V6 adds dual exhaust with chrome tips, paddles for manual shifting, front fog lights, rear-seat pass through and sport seats.

Technology Package adds navigation, 30 GB hard drive, and 400-watt Fender stereo system. Single-disc CD player replaces six-disc CD changer.

Sport Package adds 18-inch alloy wheels, carbon interior trim, aluminum door sills, paddle shifters (automatic only), rear spoiler and sport seats. V6 models add different 18-inch wheels, carbon interior door trim, aluminum door sills, and rear spoiler.

Highline adds 18-inch alloy wheels, eight-way power front sport seats, driver's seat and side mirror memory, auto-dimming interior mirror, chrome side and rear fender accents, Fender 400-watt premium audio, fog lights, aluminum door sills, garage door opener, KESSY proximity key with push-button start, leather and Dinamica upholstery, Nut Burl wood trim (Carbon trim on V6), rear seat centre armrest with storage, rear seat pass-through, remote start (automatic only), and navigation.

2015 Volkswagen Passat Specifications

There are 14 available trims for this model. View a specific trim for more precise information.
Overview
Specifications
From $23,975 MSRP
8.3
Fuel Economy City/HWY combined
170 hp @4800 rpm
Number of seats 5
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Body style Sedan
Trim MSRP Number of seats Body style
Trim Horse Power Torque Transmission Drivetrain
Trim Length Body Width Body Height Wheelbase
Trim AUX Input Satellite Radio MP3 Play Bluetooth Connect
Trim Standard Seat Trim Heated Front Seats Heated Rear Seats Power Driver Seats
Trim Traction Stability Brake Assist ABS Blind Spot Sensor
Trim Back Up Camera Parking Distance Sensors AC Power Windows Navigation
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline $23,975 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline $25,375 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Trendline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline $26,575 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline $26,695 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline $27,975 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline Cloth Seats
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Trendline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline $28,095 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline $29,295 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline $30,695 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline $31,295 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 5-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline N/A
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline $31,295 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline 280 hp @6200 rpm 258 ft-lb @2500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline Premium Synthetic Seats
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Comfortline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline $32,970 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline 170 hp @4800 rpm 184 ft-lb @1500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline N/A
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline
4dr Sdn 1.8 TSI Auto Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline $33,895 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed M/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline N/A
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI Man Highline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline $35,495 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline 280 hp @6200 rpm 258 ft-lb @2500 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline N/A
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline
4dr Sdn 3.6L DSG Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline $35,570 5 Sedan
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline 150 hp @3500 rpm 236 ft-lb @1750 rpm 6-Speed A/T Front Wheel Drive
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline 191.7" 72.2" 58.5" 110.4"
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline N/A
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline
4dr Sdn 2.0 TDI DSG Highline

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Owner Reviews: 2015 Volkswagen / Passat

Average Rating

2007 Volkswagen Passat

by LASUKIE on 10-16-2012
Always Going to be VW
This is our second Passat. Great leather interior, mileage is excellent (great for highway driving), 6 speed manual transmission, and great power acceleration. Although it is a great car, there are minor concerns with the electrical system - remote control opening all doors with the exception of the drivers door, fuse blowing from time to time when the phone charger is plugged in, and the greatest concern is the parking brake, which is not a manual lever, does not always release when you are ready to drive the car, with no easy fixes. Hopefully these issues have been fixed with newer model vehicles!
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
5/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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2002 Volkswagen Passat

by webhead on 10-16-2012
Great Family Vehicle
We have had this car for about a year now and use it for day to day family needs. It has quite a lot of room for a car this size. The gas mileage is not so great partly caused by the V6 engine.
Overall
3.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
3/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
3/5
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2001 Volkswagen Passat

Trim: GLS 1.8T
by Lovemycar on 10-16-2012
Great driving automobile!
Love the car! The GLS has lots of power with the 1.8 Turbo that kicks in and also the Tiptronic transmission allows you to downshift for additional power or up-shift for smooth cruising. It is an automatic with standard-like shifting options for ultimate control. The car is roomy and comfortable with lots of legroom, headroom and elbow room front and back. The rear seats fold down to allow you to take large items like skiis to the hills without fiddling with a roof rack, or you can pack your bike inside the car. The trunk space is amazingly large. It has a multi-function trip computer that provides you with all the data required for a safe and comfortable ride anywhere. It is a great family car and sporty enough for any first time buyer.
Overall
5.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
5/5
Fuel Economy
5/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
4/5
Reliability
5/5
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