2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Stereo Has Some Cool Tricks Up Its Sleeve

August 4, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

My teenage son and I visited my mom up in the Bay Area last weekend. I was lucky enough to take our long-term 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI. I say lucky because the more time I spend in the Passat, the more I like it.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Radio Presets

July 1, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

A long commute to work means I spend a large amount of time listening to terrestrial and satellite radio. I have begun to appreciate the logic of radio presets in cars like our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI. I like how FM, AM, and SiriusXM channels can be programmed all on the same list of presets.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Bluetooth Beep

May 28, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

After about 30 minutes of working just fine, the Bluetooth streaming in our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI decided to stop playing music and start playing a single, high-pitched tone at stupid-high volume.

Wanna hear the most annoying sound in the world?

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: I Like the Audio Interface

May 23, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

I find the audio interface in our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI very easy to use. The simple design and logical button layout makes navigating it a breeze. And I welcome the inherent element of customization this system offers.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Every Kind of Port Except USB

March 25, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

If you need to charge your iPhone, you're golden in the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI. There's a dedicated plug right there in the center console. If you want to plug in an MP3 player, there's a port for that, too.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Keyless Access and Ignition

February 26, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

Our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI comes standard with keyless ignition/entry, which means you can keep the key fob tucked away (in your pocket or handbag, presumably). As you approach, the car recognizes that the fob is close and then allows you to open the door and start the car with the push-button ignition. Personally, I find this feature to be very convenient. If I were thinking about buying a Passat, I'd consider it one more draw for the SEL trim level.

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Rain-Blurred Backup Camera Image

December 17, 2013

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

The backup camera images on the 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T are blurry in rainy weather. It's passable in the daytime, but I wonder what it will be like at night.

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$205 per month*
* Explanation
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