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2014 Volkswagen Passat S - 61,260 mi

Westfield, MA - Listed today
  • $3,505 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat S for Sale - $8,997 - 61,260 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Westfield, MA 01085
Price: $8,997
Mileage: 61,260 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.2 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A38EC058440
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 5,986 mi

Hollywood, FL - Listed 4 days ago
  • $4,267 below market price
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $11,991 - 5,986 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Hollywood, FL 33020
Price: $11,991
Mileage: 5,986 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A34HC053082
2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL - 23,237 mi

Scottsdale, AZ - Listed 3 days ago
  • $4,106 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $11,500 - 23,237 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price: $11,500
Mileage: 23,237 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A32EC046870
2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE - 20,930 mi

Scottsdale, AZ - Listed 4 days ago
  • $3,340 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE for Sale - $10,900 - 20,930 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85260
Price: $10,900
Mileage: 20,930 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBN7A31EC003293
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line - 61,400 mi

Naugatuck, CT - Listed 2 days ago
  • $3,309 below market price
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line for Sale - $10,495 - 61,400 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Naugatuck, CT 06770
Price: $10,495
Mileage: 61,400 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWDT7A39HC069433
2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE - 24,723 mi

Sacramento, CA - Listed 1 day ago
  • $2,948 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE for Sale - $12,988 - 24,723 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Sacramento, CA 95821
Price: $12,988
Mileage: 24,723 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBN7A35EC069345
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 49,262 mi

Tucson, AZ - Listed 1 day ago
  • $2,685 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $11,435 - 49,262 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Tucson, AZ 85705
Price: $11,435
Mileage: 49,262 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A36FC024051
2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T

2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T - 53,315 mi

Moreno Valley, CA - Listed 4 days ago
  • $2,876 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T for Sale - $9,044 - 53,315 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Moreno Valley, CA 92555
Price: $9,044
Mileage: 53,315 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.1 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A35EC115578
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Prem - 54,924 mi

Williston, VT - Listed 4 days ago
  • $1,902 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $10,995 - 54,924 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Williston, VT 05495
Price: $10,995
Mileage: 54,924 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A31DC066302
2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV - 80,464 mi

Midland, TX - Listed 2 days ago
  • $3,052 below market price
  • dealer rating
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Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV for Sale - $9,997 - 80,464 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Midland, TX 79701
Price: $9,997
Mileage: 80,464 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A38GC031584
2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL - 47,092 mi

Tampa, FL - Listed 3 days ago
  • $1,647 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $10,995 - 47,092 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Tampa, FL 33612
Price: $10,995
Mileage: 47,092 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A35EC057510
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Prem - 34,372 mi

Fall River, MA - Listed 2 days ago
  • $1,585 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 1 positive , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $12,917 - 34,372 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Fall River, MA 02721
Price: $12,917
Mileage: 34,372 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Exterior Color: Gray
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Titan Black
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A38DC083405
Positives: clean history
2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S MEDIA SCREEN REAR CAMER

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S MEDIA - 13,891 mi

Norristown, PA - Listed 3 days ago
  • $1,556 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S MEDIA SCREEN REAR CAMER for Sale - $13,999 - 13,891 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Norristown, PA 19403
Price: $13,999
Mileage: 13,891 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Exterior Color: Platinum Gray Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Beige
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A3XGC060788
Positives: clean history, one owner, inspected
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line - 23,792 mi

Eugene, OR - Listed 2 days ago
  • $1,998 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line for Sale - $15,990 - 23,792 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Eugene, OR 97401
Price: $15,990
Mileage: 23,792 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Urano Gray Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Titanium Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWDT7A33HC028019
Positives: certified pre-owned car, one owner, clean history
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 24,748 mi

Midland, TX - Listed 2 days ago
  • $2,936 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
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Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $13,997 - 24,748 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Midland, TX 79701
Price: $13,997
Mileage: 24,748 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Tan
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A32HC023028

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Prem - 28,573 mi

Kingston, NY - Listed 2 days ago
  • $1,720 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $13,900 - 28,573 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Kingston, NY 12401
Price: $13,900
Mileage: 28,573 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.2 star
Exterior Color: Silver
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A35DC111810
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE - 57,235 mi

Mount Juliet, TN - Listed 3 days ago
  • $1,474 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE for Sale - $10,594 - 57,235 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Mount Juliet, TN 37122
Price: $10,594
Mileage: 57,235 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Manual
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 35
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBN7A30DC039281

2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL - 32,948 mi

Bloomington, IN - Listed 5 days ago
  • $2,325 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $14,372 - 32,948 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bloomington, IN 47403
Price: $14,372
Mileage: 32,948 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.8 star
Exterior Color: Red
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Black
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCV7A36FC050096
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line - 27,938 mi

Eugene, OR - Listed 2 days ago
  • $1,904 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , 3 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
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Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line for Sale - $15,790 - 27,938 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Eugene, OR 97401
Price: $15,790
Mileage: 27,938 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.3 star
Exterior Color: Urano Gray Metallic
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Titanium Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWDT7A38HC008400
Positives: certified pre-owned car, one owner, clean history
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2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV - 52,094 mi

Miami, FL - Listed 7 days ago
  • $4,171 below market price
  • low miles
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Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV for Sale - $9,900 - 52,094 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Miami, FL
Price: $9,900
Mileage: 52,094 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Exterior Color: Blue
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A31GC008910
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What is the average price for Used Volkswagen Passat? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 10,885 cars for sale found, starting at $800
  • Average price for Used Volkswagen Passat: $13,315
  • 4,313 deals found. Average savings of $1,156
  • Save up to $5,725 below estimated market price

What Volkswagen Passat model year and mileage can you get for your budget?

Year Price Mileage
2019 $16,451 to $19,249 11,583 to 29,486 miles
2018 $15,198 to $20,518 5,601 to 41,710 miles
2017 $14,577 to $17,024 11,369 to 53,752 miles
2016 $13,208 to $15,792 12,744 to 60,061 miles

Volkswagen Passat vs Competition

(Based on Last 5 Years' Data)
#1 - Safest
#2 - Greenest
#4 - Most cargo room
#5 - Kept longest
#6 - Most spacious
#6 - Most fuel-efficient
#7 - Most leg room
#9 - Longest-lasting
#10 - Most horsepower

What Is The Average Price Of A Used Volkswagen Passat By Model Year?

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2020 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $22,370 - 1 listing
2019 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $18,258 Save $5,725 on 109 deals 973 listings
2018 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $17,852 Save $5,525 on 258 deals 685 listings
2017 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $15,458 Save $4,336 on 548 deals 1,606 listings
2016 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $13,778 Save $4,050 on 473 deals 1,067 listings
2015 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $12,665 Save $4,453 on 620 deals 1,423 listings
2014 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $12,361 Save $4,106 on 1,063 deals 2,478 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Competitor Cars To The Used Volkswagen Passat?

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $13,974 Save $7,418 on 9,228 deals 25,229 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $15,225 Save $7,312 on 9,090 deals 25,247 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $13,387 Save $6,603 on 11,367 deals 32,163 listings

What Is The Average Price Of Used Volkswagen Passat In The Top 10 Cities?

Average Price Deals Listings
Volkswagen Passat in Houston $12,903 Save $4,306 on 106 deals 320 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Atlanta $11,669 Save $3,464 on 132 deals 296 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Dallas $12,621 Save $3,612 on 201 deals 549 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Chicago $12,634 Save $3,378 on 212 deals 618 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Miami $13,840 Save $4,267 on 145 deals 351 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Los Angeles $13,024 Save $3,767 on 228 deals 453 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Philadelphia $13,149 Save $4,161 on 173 deals 404 listings
Volkswagen Passat in San Antonio $13,242 Save $4,453 on 31 deals 135 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Phoenix $13,690 Save $4,106 on 173 deals 309 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Orlando $14,431 Save $3,788 on 61 deals 198 listings

Used Volkswagen Passat Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Volkswagen Passat TDI SE
(2012-2013)
$11,124 1,880 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE
(2014-2015)
$13,030 1,485 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
Features see features...
Used Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
(2012-2013)
$11,616 1,276 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium
(2014-2015)
$13,613 1,118 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg
(2019)
$18,182 921 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE
(2014-2017)
$15,033 831 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S
(2014-2017)
$12,753 645 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV
(2012-2013)
$9,430 411 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV
(2014-2016)
$14,017 373 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat S
(2012-2013)
$11,157 283 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Volkswagen Passat Test Drive Reviews

2017 Volkswagen Passat

In the competitive midsize sedan segment, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat seems to be the quiet wallflower, often overlooked because of its unassuming style. But asking this sedan to dance might make some buyers wonder why they don't go to the VW slot on dealership row more often.

The 2017 Passat carries a simple style on its exterior and a lot of goodness on its interior, both hidden in decidedly bling-less attire. Flashy is not the VW way, but if the best sellers in the midsize segment have taught us anything, it's that pretty doesn't always sell in this market.

What the Passat has is a full coverage of the basics. The boxes for most midsize sedan buyers include a roomy interior, a good highway ride, smart (and achievable) fuel economy and quality workmanship. The VW Passat ticks off these boxes, though it doesn't lead the pack in any of them. What's most compelling is how these things are mixed and presented.

New for 2017 is the discontinuation of the SEL trim and a subsequent shuffling of content as a result. This adds value to the mid-level trims and the SEL Premium (which remains). There is otherwise no other change to be found between the 2016 model year's refresh and the 2017 Passat.
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2016 Volkswagen Passat

The Volkswagen Passat has always been an odd duck in the midsize sedan class. Compared to other sedans, the Passat was slightly smaller and more expensive. But it stood out with a striking design, sharp driving dynamics, and a Germanic quality that few sedans in the class could match. The Passat sedan and wagon never really sold in great numbers in the U.S., but it did have a loyal following. But when 2012 rolled around, Volkswagen made a change that would upset their fans. Volkswagen wanted a bigger slice of midsize sedan market and decided it was time to build a Passat specifically for the U.S.

The new Passat was bigger and featured a softer ride. It was also cheaper than the outgoing model, thanks to Volkswagen making some very questionable decisions in terms of materials and engines. While fans decried this decision, the changes appeared to be working. In the first two years, the Passat became a strong seller for the brand. But after that, sales took a plunge. The decisions Volkswagen made to make the Passat cheaper came back to bite them.

For 2016, Volkswagen went back to the drawing board and took a fair amount of customer feedback to help make Passat a better sedan.

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2015 Volkswagen Passat

So, what is Volkswagen doing in the most competitive automotive segment in this country?

The truth is that VW has always been there. The Passat served as the brand's entry in the mid-sized family sedan segment even before it was defined. The problem was that it always had a different kind of buyer in mind - more discriminative, preferring premium grade products than mainstream ones and feeding off of European snobbery.

Forty years ago, the first Passat arrived in America. Volkswagen of America called it the Dasher. Though not the replacement for the beloved Beetle, it did serve as the company's first front-drive, water-cooled vehicle sold in the States. It began life as a hatchback - in two- or four-doors, eventually sprouting a wagon in the mix. Then, the Quantum arrived - the next generation Passat - by 1979/80 with its first four-door sedan offering. It took VW a bit upscale, but that is if you try to get it closer to the Audi Fox/4000 of the time.

The Passat name finally arrived in the form of an aerodynamic family sedan with a slightly higher price tag. It certainly looked the part - premium European aspirations, premium European drivetrains and so forth. However, quality problems dogged its success at the onset of the 1990s. Not exactly what we wanted, but Volkswagen still offered it nonetheless.

Throughout the 2000s until the release of the latest Passat, Volkswagen delivered on its premium promise for the Passat. These Passats were good - better, if you ask VW enthusiasts. Though some wondered if VWOA forgot about how they became successful in the first place - competitive, affordable cars.

By 2013, the new Passat arrived for our consumption. It was built for us on the European platform, though wider and a bit more accommodating for American families. There were several complaints - all leading to one conclusion: It's not a Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion.

Isn't the point of selling cars is to try to be distinctive in its segment?

There is something that VW can distinguish the Passat from others in its segment. It is the only model offering a diesel engine.

It is a big deal. Some mid-sized sedans only offer a four-cylinder engine. Others have hybrid electric drivelines. A few have optional V6s - including the Passat. But, VW dares to offer the diesel. Some might say that is the way to go, if you are looking for high fuel economy, long fuel range and ready torque when needed. The TDI is nothing new to the Passat - they offered diesels in America going back to the Dasher.

So, we ask whether the diesel makes a difference in this segment. Also, we ask whether the Passat is the right car - offering the diesel as its trump card - to look at in the face of the Camry, Accord, Altima, Sonata, Fusion and so forth.

For our review, we not only got a 2015 Volkswagen Passat SEL - we got one with the TDI diesel engine option. In the cold and snow of Minnesota, we put the Passat TDI to the test - winter blend fuel and all.

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2013 Volkswagen Passat

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat remains a top choice among those looking for a well-refined family sedan. Like most of the Volkswagen line it offers a highly efficient clean diesel option and still maintains the high-quality interior Volkswagen is building its reputation upon. There are only minor tweaks and changes in the 2013 Volkswagen Passat after a redesign for last year's model.

The economy and styling of the European segment is grabbing a large foothold in the U.S. market and Volkswagen is leading the way. Since the Passat is the only vehicle in the VW lineup that competes in the "family sedan" segment, its features are geared toward functionality and economy. Volkswagen reliability should put most shoppers over the top when it comes to purchase time.
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