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2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 S

2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 S - 38,864 mi

American Fork, UT - Listed 15 days ago
  • $2,178 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 2 positives , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,239
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Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5 S for Sale - $9,995 - 38,864 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: American Fork, UT 84003
Price: $9,995
Mileage: 38,864 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.6 star
Exterior Color: Candy White
Engine: 5-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAP7A35DC001633
Positives: clean history, non-smoker
2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV - 27,346 mi

Las Vegas, NV - Listed 7 days ago
  • $1,639 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE PZEV for Sale - $13,988 - 27,346 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Las Vegas, NV 89118
Price: $13,988
Mileage: 27,346 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Titan Black
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A31GC063275
  • 2016
    $13,349
  • 2017
    $15,399
  • 2018
    $17,104
  • 2019
    $16,712
  • 2020
    $22,061
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How can you save money on a used Volkswagen Passat?

  • 4-Cylinder

    $14,649
    $6,103 Savings

    6-Cylinder

    $20,752
  • Gas

    $12,125
    $2,662 Savings

    Diesel

    $14,786
  • For Sale by Owner

    $13,043
    $1,617 Savings

    For Sale by Dealer

    $14,661

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Does car color affect the price of a used Volkswagen Passat?

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Gold

$723Average Savings

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Expensive

White

$303Average Premium

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE - 29,980 mi

East Dubuque, IL - Listed 22 days ago
  • $2,543 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$14,980
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE for Sale - $10,989 - 29,980 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: East Dubuque, IL 61025
Price: $10,989
Mileage: 29,980 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Exterior Color: Black
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Interior Color: Not Given
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBN7A32EC081470
2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE

2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE - 298 mi

Hillside, NJ - Listed 91 days ago
  • $5,812 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$19,995
PREVIEW
Used 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE for Sale - $16,385 - 298 miles - with wifi, bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Hillside, NJ 07205
Price: $16,385
Mileage: 298 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWSA7A30LC015105
2013 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium

2013 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premi - 56,983 mi

Seattle, WA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,789 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$10,480
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium for Sale - $9,980 - 56,983 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Seattle, WA 98133
Price: $9,980
Mileage: 56,983 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Engine: 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 23
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCM7A3XDC081691
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV - 75,877 mi

Bronx, NY - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,370 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
$5,662
PREVIEW
Used 2012 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV for Sale - $5,496 - 75,877 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bronx, NY 10469
Price: $5,496
Mileage: 75,877 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.4 star
Engine: 5-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBP7A32CC102728
2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S

2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S - 9,378 mi

Scottsdale, AZ - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,558 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S for Sale - $14,500 - 9,378 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Price: $14,500
Mileage: 9,378 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAA7A31JC026624
2013 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV

2013 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV - 38,997 mi

Hayward, CA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,557 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV for Sale - $9,940 - 38,997 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, alloy wheels, satellite radio, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Hayward, CA 94541
Price: $9,940
Mileage: 38,997 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.7 star
Engine: 5-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 25
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBP7A39DC090868
2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S - 40,815 mi

Savannah, GA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,818 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S for Sale - $9,975 - 40,815 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Savannah, GA 31419
Price: $9,975
Mileage: 40,815 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.6 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAS7A39GC013416
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium PZEV

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Pre - 49,946 mi

Everett, WA - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,917 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL Premium PZEV for Sale - $9,990 - 49,946 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Everett, WA 98203
Price: $9,990
Mileage: 49,946 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCT7A36FC002362
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Wolfsburg

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Wolfsbu - 82,247 mi

Bountiful, UT - Listed 7 days ago
  • $1,406 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • free CARFAX
$9,696
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Wolfsburg for Sale - $8,995 - 82,247 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Bountiful, UT 84010
Price: $8,995
Mileage: 82,247 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Exterior Color: Titanium Beige
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A32FC096425
2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS

2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS - 75,060 mi

North Versailles, PA - Listed 6 days ago
  • $1,427 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
$4,800
PREVIEW
Used 2004 Volkswagen Passat GLS for Sale - $4,400 - 75,060 miles - with sunroof, alloy wheels, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: North Versailles, PA 15137
Price: $4,400
Mileage: 75,060 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
VIN: WVWPD63B54E079693
2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE

2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE - 12,229 mi

Farmingdale, NJ - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,402 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE for Sale - $14,995 - 12,229 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Price: $14,995
Mileage: 12,229 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBA7A38JC048334
2014 Volkswagen Passat S

2014 Volkswagen Passat S - 27,320 mi

Alpharetta, GA - Listed 17 days ago
  • $3,728 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
$10,647
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat S for Sale - $9,900 - 27,320 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Alpharetta, GA 30009
Price: $9,900
Mileage: 27,320 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.9 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAS7A35EC026273
2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium

2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL - 54,999 mi

Wake Forest, NC - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,458 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium for Sale - $9,999 - 54,999 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, navigation, backup camera, leather upholstery
Category: Used Cars
Location: Wake Forest, NC 27587
Price: $9,999
Mileage: 54,999 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.8 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Diesel
MPG: 34
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWCN7A32EC071235
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 79,907 mi

Ridgewood, NY - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,108 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles
$9,995
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $7,695 - 79,907 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, satellite radio
Category: Used Cars
Location: Ridgewood, NY 11385
Price: $7,695
Mileage: 79,907 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A34FC121913
2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S

2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S - 34,868 mi

Jamaica, NY - Listed 20 days ago
  • $3,301 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • low miles , free CARFAX
$8,999
PREVIEW
Used 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S for Sale - $8,499 - 34,868 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, power outlet, anti-theft system
Category: Used Cars
Location: Jamaica, NY 11434
Price: $8,499
Mileage: 34,868 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
3.7 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 28
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A36FC050614
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 48,965 mi

Columbus, OH - Listed 7 days ago
  • $2,781 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , low miles , free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $10,999 - 48,965 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Columbus, OH 43213
Price: $10,999
Mileage: 48,965 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A36HC009701
2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line - 80,653 mi

Muscle Shoals, AL - Listed 1 day ago
  • $1,290 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • free CARFAX
PREVIEW
Used 2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line for Sale - $10,995 - 80,653 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, alloy wheels, power outlet
Category: Used Cars
Location: Muscle Shoals, AL 35661
Price: $10,995
Mileage: 80,653 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
4.1 star
Exterior Color: Pure White
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 29
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWAT7A32GC022696
2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE - 85,125 mi

Eugene, OR - Listed 7 days ago
  • $3,256 below market price
  • dealer rating
  • 1-owner , free CARFAX , high miles
PREVIEW
Used 2017 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE for Sale - $10,900 - 85,125 miles - with bluetooth, child safety, backup camera, sunroof, alloy wheels
Category: Used Cars
Location: Eugene, OR 97401
Price: $10,900
Mileage: 85,125 miles
For Sale By: Dealer
Transmission: Automatic
Dealer Rating:
5 star
Engine: 4-Cylinder
Fuel Type: Gasoline
MPG: 27
Num Owners: 1 owner
Seats: 5 seater
Drivetrain: FWD
VIN: 1VWBT7A34HC044205
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What is the average price for Used Volkswagen Passat? How many are for sale and priced below market?

  • 7,661 cars for sale found, starting at $950
  • Average price for Used Volkswagen Passat: $14,393
  • 1,612 deals found. Average savings of $1,106
  • Save up to $5,812 below estimated market price

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

Year Price Mileage
2020 $21,219 to $22,937 1,000 to 11,091 miles
2019 $15,216 to $18,354 14,208 to 39,571 miles
2018 $15,311 to $19,107 8,911 to 49,500 miles
2017 $14,202 to $16,697 11,822 to 60,290 miles
2016 $11,655 to $15,289 18,724 to 83,838 miles

How much does a used Volkswagen Passat cost ?

Average Price
$14,393
For a used Volkswagen Passat
Average Savings
$1,106
Based on all Passat deals found
Biggest Savings
$5,812
Below estimated market price
Good Deal
$12,430
Typical price of a good deal

What's the average price of a Volkswagen Passat by year?

Average price by year
Average mileage by year

How to find a cheap Volkswagen Passat ?

Check what's available in a different or bigger market
Top Cities Average Price
Atlanta $13,171
Washington $13,368
Dallas $13,369
Seattle $13,449
Houston $13,708
Los Angeles $13,909
Baltimore $14,033
Chicago $15,132
Miami $15,199
Boston $15,755
West Palm Beach $16,512
Philadelphia $16,753
New York $17,041
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How can you save money on a used Volkswagen Passat ?

Engine A 4-Cylinder Passat costs $6,103 less than a 6-Cylinder
Fuel Type A gas-fueled Passat averages $2,662 less than a Diesel
Seller Type Save $1,617 when you buy a Passat for sale by owner vs a Volkswagen Passat from a dealer
Certified Choosing non-CPO vs Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) can save you $1,451 on a Volkswagen Passat
Engine A 5-Cylinder Passat costs $1,343 less than a 4-Cylinder
Transmission Buying a Volkswagen Passat with automatic transmission instead of a stick shift can save you $763

What colors are the best deals for a Volkswagen Passat ?

Least Expensive Color
Gold $723Average Savings
Most Expensive Color
White $303Average Premium

What Volkswagen Passat color has the best resale value ?

Price differences by car color compared to the average price of a used Volkswagen Passat
How does car color affect the average price of a used Volkswagen Passat ?
Rank Color Compared to Avg Price
1 Gold $723 Savings
2 Brown $362 Savings
3 Silver $345 Savings
4 Beige $199 Savings
5 Blue $62 Savings
6 Gray $28 Savings
7 Red $10 Higher
8 Black $58 Higher
9 White $303 Higher

What is the best time to buy a used Volkswagen Passat ?

Good times to buy
- Save $237 on average: January, August, September, October, November, December are good times to buy to find the best prices.
Good times to sell
- Make an extra $241 on average: February, March, April, May, June, July are good times to sell to get the best prices
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Volkswagen Passat vs Competition

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

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

Year Average Price Deals Listings
2021 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $26,028 - 25 listings
2020 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $24,779 Save $5,812 on 71 deals 1,193 listings
2019 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $17,896 Save $2,590 on 63 deals 311 listings
2018 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $17,316 Save $4,197 on 228 deals 810 listings
2017 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $15,413 Save $3,685 on 382 deals 1,825 listings
2016 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $13,622 Save $3,818 on 158 deals 705 listings
2015 Volkswagen Passat for Sale $11,837 Save $3,917 on 179 deals 710 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Ford Fusion for Sale $16,269 Save $7,345 on 5,880 deals 28,383 listings
Honda Accord for Sale $20,147 Save $7,034 on 7,461 deals 43,150 listings
Nissan Altima for Sale $17,231 Save $7,180 on 6,819 deals 34,829 listings

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

Average Price Deals Listings
Volkswagen Passat in Houston $13,723 Save $2,109 on 41 deals 286 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Atlanta $13,171 Save $3,728 on 65 deals 192 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Dallas $13,369 Save $3,710 on 65 deals 208 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Chicago $15,132 Save $2,871 on 69 deals 388 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Miami $15,199 Save $4,197 on 70 deals 266 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Los Angeles $13,909 Save $3,410 on 57 deals 220 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Philadelphia $16,753 Save $5,812 on 97 deals 457 listings
Volkswagen Passat in San Antonio $16,459 Save $2,775 on 20 deals 85 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Phoenix $14,768 Save $3,558 on 36 deals 152 listings
Volkswagen Passat in Orlando $14,573 Save $2,888 on 35 deals 164 listings

Used Volkswagen Passat Trims

Trim Average Price Listings Specs
Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE
(2014-2017)
$15,263 948 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S
(2014-2017)
$13,310 752 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line
(2016-2017)
$15,310 585 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat TDI SE
(2012-2013)
$10,996 511 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE
(2018, 2020)
$18,320 425 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SE
(2014-2015)
$12,559 401 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Wolfsburg
(2019)
$17,302 331 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Gasoline
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Used Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium
(2012-2013)
$11,556 313 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat 2.0L TDI SEL Premium
(2014-2015)
$13,125 297 Listings
Body Style Sedan
Drive Train FWD
Fuel Type Diesel
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Used Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV
(2012-2013)
$9,721 290 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.

For more click here.

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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