The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a compact family sedan with generous interior space, new style tweak, and efficient diesel engine. It also has elevated passenger and load space, sophisticated and silent ride, powerful 1.8T and V6 power plant, high safety notches. However, there is slow respond with the touchscreen electronics display in SEL models, DSG transmission has slightly slothful throttle reaction, and unavailable certain today safety features. In 2015, the engine of TDI model is modernized to have 10 more horsepower and somewhat better fuel efficiency than the current model.
Options and Trim Levels
The S, the Wolfsburg, the SE, the Sport and the SEL Premium are five main trim levels of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat sedan. The SE and SEL Premium are available trims for the diesel-powered TDI version. The base S is offered with standard automatic headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, keyless entry, adjustable driver seat with two-way lumbar manual setting, rear seat with 60/40-split-folding, cloth furnishings, six-speaker sound system, steering wheel with tilt-and-telescoping adjustment, cruise control, and Bluetooth connectivity.
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Wolfsburg gets leatherette furnishings, heated front seats, 16-inch alloy wheels, satellite radio, leather-draped gear shift and steering wheel, iPod connectivity, power six-way driver seat with power two-way lumbar, and VW’s telematics system. the SE trim level adds touchscreen interface, 17-inch alloy wheels, eight-speaker sound system, heated mirrors, improved displays and gauges, backing camera, auto-dimming backing mirror, air vents for backseat, and front sliding armrest.
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Sport gets tail spoiler, 19-inch wheels, artificial interior carbon-fiber accents, steering wheel with paddle shifter for the automatic transmission, and sport front seats. The topping SEL Premium gets sunroof, 18-inch wheels, automatic dual-zone climate control, keyless start and entry, HD radio power six-way passenger seat with driver memory and power two-way lumbar, navigation system, remote start, leather padding, and interior wood grain trim.
Engine and transmission
There are three distinctly different engines option for the 2015 Volkswagen Passat Sedan to pair with its front-wheel drive. A turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine is available for all trim levels excluding the TDI generating 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. A five-speed manual or six-speed automatic is available for the Sport and S trims while the automatic is accessible only in the SE, Wolfsburg, and SEL Premium. The SEL 1.8T model can reach 60 mph in 7.7 seconds and returns 28 combined, 24 city and 35 highway with the manual and 28 mpg combined, 24 city and 36 highway with the automatic. The TDI gets a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine good for 150 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed manual or DSG six-speed automated manual transmission is accessible via the the SE model but there is DSG only in the SEL Premium. A 3.6-liter V6 unit that boosts 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque comes with the DSG automated manual transmission and is optional on the SEL Premium.