The 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is offered in four models broken down by engine (2.5L, 1.8T, TDI and V6), which are further subdivided into a quartet of different trim levels. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat lineup starts with the “S” base model, which comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a six-way manual driver’s seat with lumbar adjustment 60/40 -split-folding rear seats, cloth upholstery, a press-and-telescoping steering wheel, audio controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, Bluetooth streaming audio and a six-speaker system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input.
The Wolfsburg Edition with the features of the 2014 Volkswagen Passat S model and adds unique 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, a six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, satellite radio, a USB / iPod interface and VW Car-Net telematics system. Move up to the 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE trim level and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors and windshield washer nozzles, a rearview camera, rear-seat air vents, a sliding front armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, upgraded gauges and status, and an eight-speaker system with a corporate audio interface. This year’s 2014 Volkswagen Passat sport is similar to but has 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles (with automatic transmission) and special exterior and interior styling details.
The option on the 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE models have a sunroof or the sunroof bundled with a navigation system. On 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE models, 18-inch alloy wheels are also added that if the sunroof is equipped, and if you equip both the sunroof and nav system, foglights as well. Navigation is not available on the V6 SE models, but on upside, nine-speaker Fender audio system is available with the most sunroof. The models definitely have all of the above items, with an upgraded navigation system with a large screen, hard-drive music storage and traffic updates. You also get keyless ignition / entry, remote ignition, eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions, wood-grain interior trim, partial leather upholstery, the dual-zone automatic climate control, HD radio and separate ski pass -through the 60/40 rear seat.
2014 Volkswagen Passat Interior
Spaciousness text when describing the Passat’s cage. Space up front is good; however, only the driver’s seat adjusts six ways and the not-seat lower saw many competitors. In return, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat verges on the full-size sedan dimensions, even good-sized adults will have room to stretch out their legs. The seatback cushion is too fast, however, which may result in taller to ‘high grazing roof. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat spacious trunk can hold 15.9 cubic feet of cargo – a number that bests many competitors and a large pass-through gives you plenty of room to transfer bulkier items when the 60/40 seat are folded.
The quality of the 2014 Volkswagen Passat’s interior materials are the best in the class. The negative overall design is decidedly upscale, while layout of gauges and controls are refreshingly simple. The Fender premium audio system is tuned to the acoustics of the interior and will satisfy even hard-core audiophiles. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE models is a low-cost navigation unit with a small tour group. You get a usefully large screen in definitely, but we’ve seen this higher-end interface slower to the law if you convert to a radio station or entering a destination.
2014 Volkswagen Passat Engine
The 2014 Volkswagen Passat front wheel-drive and comes with a choice of four distinctly different engines. The Volkswagen Passa S, SE and Wolfsburg models come with a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine highways rated at 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Volkswagen Passat can be equipped with five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission on S and SE models, while Wolfsburg is automatic only. HIV work, an automatic-equipped Volkswagen Passat 2.5 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds, which is slower than the average for the class. The EPA estimated fuel economy for manual-shift 2.5 Volkswagen Passat models is 26 mpg combined (22 city / 32), while it automatically drops to 25 mpg combined (22 city / 31). These figures are below average among midsize sedans.
Volkswagen is beginning to phase out the 2.5-liter engine of the lineup in favor of 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is also rated at 170 hp but and a more substantial 184 lb-ft of torque. Currently, 1.8T is the standard only on the games and definitely models. Eventually, though, it will be the base engine on all 2014 Volkswagen Passat, and consumers are likely to meet both engines in 2014 models at dealerships. A six-speed automatic is standard on definitely 1.8T, but VW will also provide the five-speed manual on sports and on the S and SE models with the 1.8T engine. In performance testing, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T definitely go from zero to 60 mph in a quick 7.7 seconds. The Fuel economy estimates are 28 mpg combined (24 city / 34) with automatic and 28 combined (24 city / 35) with the manual: good for the four-cylinder midsize sedan.
The loan maximum mpg can opt for Volkswagen’s turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque on SE models and definitely. We called TDI, this diesel engine available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission (DSG), which takes the place of a conventional automatic. In performance testing, the Passat TDI went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds. EPA-estimated fuel economy is an excellent 35 mpg combined (31 city / 43) for the manual and 34 mpg combined (30 city / 40) with the DSG. Has extensive fuel economy testing, we’ve found that diesel VW Passat can easily surpass these numbers by 8-10 mpg.
The strongest engine on the 2014 Volkswagen Passat is a 3.6-liter V6, 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It is on the SE and most definitely, and the DSG automated manual transmission is standard. In HIV, a Passat 3.6 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds,faster for this class. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 combined (20 city / 28).
2014 Volkswagen Passat Safety
Standard safety features for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat in antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, and front and rear side curtain airbags. In the event of a crash, the onboard computer automatically cuts off the fuel supply, unlocks the doors and turns on the safety flashers. A rearview camera is standard on the SE and definitely models. VW’s New Car Net telematics system, a standard model to Wolfsburg on top, automatic crash notification, deflated assistance, remote vehicle access, vehicle location and geo-fencing (which allows parents to set boundaries for girls drivers ). A Car-Net smartphone app lets owners manage many of these functions on the go.
In government crash tests, the 2014 Volkswagen Passatt scored a perfect five out of five stars overall, with 5 stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side crash protection. Similarly, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Passat its top score of “Good” for frontal moderate overlap, side-impact and roof-strength test. The Passat received the Institute’s second-highest rating of “acceptable” in small-overlap frontal-offset crash test. In brake testing, 2014 Volkswagen Passat 3.6 definitely come to a stop from 60 mph in 130 feet, which is longer than average. However, a 2.5 and a 1.8 two definitely stand in a class-average 123 feet, while the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI definitely needed 124 feet.