Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat

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2013 Volkswagen Passat

Pros

  • High-quality cabin
  • refined and quiet ride
  • available fuel-efficient turbodiesel engine
  • top safety scores
  • strong V6 engine.

Cons

  • Lackadaisical throttle response
  • below-average braking distances.

Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2013 S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)
45,076 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Fleet
Volkswagen Passat 2013 Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
58,742 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$7,995
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2013
26,621 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
E Trade Auto Sales
8.8 mi away
List$9,200
Est.Loan: $172/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2013 S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
12,928 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
(9)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$11,988
Est.Loan: $224/mo
Fair Deal!Fair Deal!
$300 Below Market
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**NEW ARRIVAL**LESS THAN 13000 MILES**REAL GAS MISER 31 MPG**BACKUP CAMERA**POWER EQUIPMENT**TRACTION CONTROL**HEATED MIRRORS**CLEAN CARFAX with BUYBACK GUARANTEE** Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee!!! This is the vehicle for you if you're looking to get great gas mileage on your way to work... Internet Deal on this trustworthy 2.5L S.. Very Low Mileage: LESS THAN 13k miles!! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Daytime running lights...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Air conditioning... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
Volkswagen Passat 2013 S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
37,149 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
Auto Expo
17 mi away
List$9,995
Est.Loan: $187/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2013 SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
23,871 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SEL PZEV
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
SEL Premium with Leather Interior, Navigation, Rearview Camera, Fender Premium sound, Bluetooth, Sat Radio, MP3 Media Integration, Heated Seats, Moon Roof, Keyless Go StartStop, Alloy wheels and many more options. Excellent condition, 1 owner, well kept, ONLY 23K, just installed 4 new tires, inspected and comes with warranty.
Volkswagen Passat 2013 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
44,548 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
CarMax
18 mi away
List$12,998
Est.Loan: $243/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.Prior Use:Loaner
Volkswagen Passat 2013 S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
70,681 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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$247 Below Market
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***PRICED TO GO, NEW TIRES...............................2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SEDAN, GLACIER BLUE WITH A CHARCOAL INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, AIR CONDITIONING, POWER WINDOWS, LOCKS, AND MIRRORS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, KEYLESS ENTRY, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS WITH 4 NEW TIRES, NICE CAR FOR THE MONEY***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Volkswagen Passat 2013 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
49,384 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
(10)
Volvo Cars of Bethesda
21.2 mi away
List$13,000
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Volkswagen Passat 2013 Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
48,500 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
Finish Line Auto Sales
24 mi away
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Dealer Notes
This 2013 Volkswagen Passat 4dr 4dr Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition features a 2.5L 5 CYLINDER 5cyl Gasoline engine. It is equipped with a Automatic transmission. The vehicle is Black with a Not Specified interior. It is offered As-Is, extended warranty is available. - Air Conditioning| Cruise Control| Power Steering| Power Windows| Power Mirrors| Steering Wheel Radio Controls| Driver Airbag| Passenger Airbag| Side Airbags| Keyless Entry| Security System| ABS Brakes| Rear Defogger| Intermittent Wipers| AM/FM| CD Player| Anti-Theft| Bluetooth| Center Console| Child Proof Door Locks| Cup Holders| Daytime Running Lights| Remote Trunk Lid| Roll Stability Control| Side Curtain Airbags| Tire Pressure Monitor| Vanity Mirrors - Contact SALES DEPARTMENT at 703-369-7777 or FINISHLINEAUTOVA@GMAIL.COM for more information. -
Volkswagen Passat 2013 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
41,557 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
DriveTime Woodbridge
28.9 mi away
List$12,795
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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Dealer Notes
GENIUS TOOLS & VEHICLE BENEFITS: Experience the Genius Way to Buy a Car at DriveTime with true online financing terms, no haggle pricing and a pressure free sales experience. Every vehicle at DriveTime is inspected prior to arriving on the lot and comes complete with a 5-Day vehicle return policy, 30 Day/1500 Mile Limited Warranty. DriveTime vehicles also include a FREE AutoCheck History Report plus an extensive list of vehicle features and safety information. With over 14,000 used cars, trucks, vans and SUVs nationwide, we have the vehicle you�ve been dreaming of! Note: Price excludes taxes and finance charges, and may exclude doc fees up to $299 and other applicable fees (where allowed by state law).
Volkswagen Passat 2013 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
13,138 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
(22)
Action Automotive
29.4 mi away
List$14,999
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
4th of JULY SALES EVENT IS HERE! !!Ask about our lowest rates ever and Save on every car!, Warranty with every vehicle!, All maintenance done up to date on every vehicle!. Need Financing? Banks compete hard to earn our clients business by aggressively working to get you the lowest possible interest rate. Get Instant financing online now with GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL prior to STEPPING FOOT IN THE DEALERSHIP. As a high volume dealership, ACTION PRE-OWNED has some of the lowest finance rates IN THE AREA. Our internet pricing is extremely low and the quality of our vehicles are best around guaranteeing that you get the best financing on the best possible used car? We also guarantee the quality of our vehicles in writing with our 5-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE on the mechanical condition of our cars. Our online advertised pricing applies on every vehicle if only we can''''t offer a matching or better finance rate. If we offer a matching or better finance rate and the client chooses to go through their own lender regardless, our website pricing may apply . For cash only purchases our website pricing may apply. Contact dealer for details: Action Automotive 703-780-0660
Volkswagen Passat 2013 S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
84,558 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
(16)
Koons of Woodbridge
30.9 mi away
List$6,777
Est.Loan: $127/mo
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$186 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
Visit Koons Automotive of Woodbridge online at www.koonsofwoodbridge.com to see more pictures of this vehicle or call us at 571-285-3277 today to schedule your test drive.
Volkswagen Passat 2013
34,927 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
Dream Auto Group
32.1 mi away
List$7,999
Est.Loan: $150/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2013 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
23,614 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
Premier Auto Imports
32.4 mi away
List$12,995
Est.Loan: $243/mo
Good Deal!Good Deal!
$300 Below Market
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Volkswagen Passat 2013
44,371 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
Auto Market
33.1 mi away
List$8,295
Est.Loan: $155/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2013 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
39,996 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
IAD Auto
34.5 mi away
List$13,415
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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Dealer Notes
INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration, Front air conditioning, Front air conditioning zones: single, Rear vents: second row, Airbag deactivation: occupant sensing passenger, Front airbags: dual, Side airbags: front, Side curtain airbags: front, Antenna type: diversity, Auxiliary audio input: Bluetooth, In-Dash CD: 6 disc, Premium brand, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM, Total speakers: 8, ABS: 4-wheel, Braking assist, Electronic brakeforce distribution, Front brake diameter: 12.3, Front brake type: ventilated disc, Front brake width: 1.0, Power brakes, Rear brake diameter: 10.7, Rear brake type: disc, Rear brake width: 0.4, Armrests: front center, Dash trim: metallic, Door trim: leatherette, Interior accents: metallic-tone, Parking brake trim: leather, Shift knob trim: leather, Steering wheel trim: leather, Assist handle: front, Center console: front console with storage, Cruise control, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: auto, Multi-function remote: fuel filler door release, One-touch windows: 2, Power outlet(s): 12V cargo area, Power steering, Power windows: lockout button, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic, Storage: cargo tie-down anchors and hooks, Vanity mirrors: dual illuminating, Axle ratio: 3.87, Alternator: 140 amps, Body side moldings: body-color, Door handle color: body-color, Exhaust tip color: chrome, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: chrome, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Window trim: chrome, Clock, Compass, Digital odometer, Driver information system, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Trip computer, Trip odometer, Warnings and reminders: low fuel level, Daytime running lights, Headlights: auto on/off, Taillights: LED, Side mirror adjustments: manual folding, Side mirrors: heated, Active head restraints: dual front, Automatic hazard warning lights, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors: LATCH system, Crumple zones: front, Emergency interior trunk release, Energy absorbing steering column, Impact absorbing bumpers, Impact sensor: door unlock, Safety brake pedal system, Steel body panels, Emergency locking retractors: front, Front seatbelts: 3-point, Rear seatbelts: 3-point, Seatbelt force limiters: front, Seatbelt pretensioners: front, Seatbelt warning sensor: front, Driver seat power adjustments: height, Driver seat: heated, Front headrests: adjustable, Front seat type: bucket, Passenger seat manual adjustments, Passenger seat: heated, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: split, Rear seat type: 60-40 split bench, Upholstery: leatherette, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: alarm, Power door locks: auto-locking, Hill holder control, Stability control, Traction control, Steering ratio: 16.4, Turns lock-to-lock: 3.0, Front shock type: gas, Front spring type: coil, Front stabilizer bar, Front struts: MacPherson, Front suspension classification: independent, Front suspension type: lower control arms, Rear shock type: gas, Rear spring type: coil, Rear stabilizer bar, Rear suspension classification: independent, Rear suspension type: multi-link, Wireless data link: Bluetooth, Spare tire mount location: inside, Spare tire size: temporary, Spare wheel type: steel, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Tire type: all season, Wheels: alloy, Front wipers: variable intermittent, Heated windshield washer jets, Power windows: safety reverse, Window defogger: rear
Volkswagen Passat 2013 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
42,749 miles
Used 2013
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
Pohanka Volkswagen
36 mi away
List$12,400
Est.Loan: $232/mo
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Edmunds' Expert Review

Distinguishing itself with European-style refinement and an efficient diesel option, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat is a solid choice for a family sedan.

vehicle overview

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat enjoys a rather unique position, since it's the only European entry in the family sedan segment. Now, this does not mean this VW calls soccer "football" or takes off all of August to holiday in Mallorca. Instead, a continental heritage helps the Passat bring to its class of sedans a certain premium flair that its rivals lack.

This is apparent as soon as you take a seat inside the cabin. The interior is classy and distinguished, with legible, informative gauges, a no-nonsense layout and solid-feeling switchgear. On the move, the Passat has a confident, responsive personality while also remaining comfortable and usable. And since European automakers are big on diesel engines, it seems only natural that the Passat offers one: a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that gets very impressive fuel economy.

However, this Passat isn't just beer gardens and lederhosen. VW actually builds this car in Tennessee expressly for the American market. VW knows what Americans want, and that's why there's an impressive amount of legroom, while the trunk is above average in size. And if it's power you desire, there's a strong 3.6-liter V6 good for 280 horsepower available.

There are a couple downsides to the Passat. We're not fond of the longer-than-average braking distances, for instance, and its lazy throttle response with the automatic transmissions can be irksome. There are also a lot of great choices for a family sedan this year, including the stylish 2013 Ford Fusion, newly redesigned 2013 Honda Accord, value-packed Hyundai Sonata and sharp-handling 2013 Nissan Altima. But all things considered, the European-influenced 2013 Volkswagen Passat comes highly recommended.

2013 Volkswagen Passat configurations

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat sedan is offered in three broad models broken down by engine (2.5L, TDI and 3.6L), which are further subdivided into a quartet of different trim levels (S, Wolfsburg, SE and SEL).

The lineup starts with the "S" base model (2.5-liter only), which comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, automatic headlights, keyless entry, full power accessories, air-conditioning, a six-way manual driver seat with lumbar adjustment, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, audio controls on the steering wheel, cruise control, a trip computer, Bluetooth with streaming audio and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player and an auxiliary audio input. An available Appearance package adds a six-speed automatic transmission, 16-inch alloy wheels and a rear-seat center armrest.

The Wolfsburg includes the features of the S with Appearance package and adds unique 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery, a six-way power driver seat, heated front seats, satellite radio and a USB/iPod interface.

Move up to the SE trim level and you get 17-inch alloy wheels, chrome exterior trim, heated mirrors, rear seat air vents, a sliding front armrest, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, upgraded gauges and displays and an eight-speaker sound system with a touchscreen audio interface.

Options on SE models include a sunroof or the sunroof bundled with a navigation system and iPod integration. TDI SE buyers can add 18-inch alloy wheels and foglights as well. The 3.6L SE comes standard with these options except the navigation system, which remains optional. A nine-speaker Fender audio system is also included.

The 2.5 SEL models include all of the above (minus the foglights but keeping the 17-inch wheels), plus upgraded front seats, live traffic updates, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, a rear-seat pass-through and wood interior trim. The 2.5 SEL Premium adds the foglights, keyless ignition/entry, remote ignition, partial leather upholstery and power front seats with driver memory functions. Both the TDI and 3.6L can also be had in SEL guise, but the Premium package is mandatory.

2013 Highlights

After a redesign last year, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat returns with only a minor shuffling of features and the addition of the Wolfsburg trim level. Most notably, a rearview camera is now available.

Performance & mpg

The VW Passat comes with a choice of three distinctly different engines. The entry-level 2.5L model is powered by a 2.5-liter inline-5 engine rated at 170 hp and 177 pound-feet of torque. Transmission choices include a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic. In Edmunds performance testing, an automatic-equipped 2.5 Passat accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds, which is about average for the class. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the manual transmission stands at 22 mpg city/32 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined. The automatic drops slightly to 22/31/25 mpg. These figures are about average for the class.

Those looking for maximum miles per gallon can opt for the TDI model with its fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, which produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. It comes mated to either the six-speed manual or a six-speed automated manual transmission (known as DSG). In Edmunds performance testing, the Passat TDI went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds -- this is on par with gasoline-powered four-cylinder sedans. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is an excellent 31/43/35 for the manual and 30/40/34 with the DSG. In extensive Edmunds fuel economy testing, we've found that the Passat can easily surpass these numbers by 8-10 mpg.

If maximum thrust is what you're after, look no further than the 3.6L's 3.6-liter V6, which churns out 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. VW's six-speed dual-clutch automated manual transmission is standard. In Edmunds testing, this engine was able to bring the Passat from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds -- very quick for this class. EPA-estimated fuel economy stands at 20/28/23 mpg.

Safety

Standard safety features for the 2013 Volkswagen Passat include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. Models with the manual transmission also gain hill-hold control. In the event of a crash, the Intelligent Crash Response automatically cuts off the fuel supply, unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard flashers.

In government crash testing, the Passat scored a perfect five out of five stars overall, with five stars for frontal impact protection and five stars for side crash protection. Similarly, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety awarded the Passat its top score of "Good" for frontal-offset, side-impact and roof-strength tests. In Edmunds brake testing, both a Passat 3.6 SEL and TDI came to a stop from 60 mph in about 130 feet, which is longer than average. A 2.5 SE delivered a class-average 123 feet.

Driving

The 2013 Volkswagen Passat's character depends a great deal on which engine is under the hood. Performance and fuel economy from the 2.5-liter five-cylinder are adequate and it should be an acceptable choice for most buyers. Our recommendation, however, is the turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, which offers livelier low-end power and truly extraordinary fuel economy. For those who care more about power than fuel economy, the 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers much more enthusiastic acceleration.

The DSG automated manual transmission that's available with the turbodiesel engine and standard with the V6 works well, though throttle response (with the DSG and the regular automatic) is rather lackadaisical, with a noticeable lag between the time the pedal is pressed and when the engine actually kicks in.

On the highway, the Passat is impressively comfortable, snuffing out bumps large and small. Around corners, the steering is reasonably precise, although it's numb on center and a tad heavy at low speeds. Overall, though, the Passat manages to earn high marks for the type of tasks for which family sedans are typically used.

Interior

Spaciousness is the operative word when describing the Passat's cabin. Space up front is good; however, the driver seat only adjusts in six ways (minus lumbar), and it lacks the seat-bottom tilt found in most competitors. In back, the Passat verges on full-size sedan dimensions, allowing even good-size adults to stretch out their legs. The backrest is too upright, however, which can result in taller occupants' heads grazing the roof. The spacious trunk can swallow 15.9 cubic feet of cargo -- a number that bests many of the Passat's competitors.

The quality of interior materials isn't as high as seen in previous Passats, but they remain among the best in the class, while the design adds an upscale feel. The layout of gauges and controls is also refreshingly simple. Finally, the premium Fender audio system has been tuned to the acoustics of the interior and will please even hard-core audiophiles.


Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2013 Volkswagen Passat.

Overall Consumer Rating

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Compares with cars that cost $10K more!
65dodgers,10/29/2013
**UPDATE** This is an update to my original review posted below. Now that I have owned the car 2 1/2 years I can offer a "post-honeymoon" perspective. Overall I have to say that I am VERY satisfied with this car. I have driven it hard in L.A. traffic everyday for over 2+ years and it is holding up well. Unless you have driven in this type of traffic you cannot appreciate how this can wear down a car. The V-6 has plenty of power when I need to pass and the wide wheel base makes for a comfortable ride. Having said this, there have been some issues along the way that were all covered by the warranty but I felt I should still mention them. I should also mention that I bought the car with 8K miles as a VW Certified Pre-Owned which extended the warranty up to 60,000 miles. 1. 18K Miles, Fuel Door Stuck - For some reason the fuel door would not unlock and I could not put gas in the car. VW roadside assistance towed the car to the dealer and provided a loaner while this was being fixed. 2. 56K Miles, Fuel Sensor - This caused the check engine light to come on and was affecting the car's acceleration. VW repaired it and provided a loaner car while it was being fixed. 3. 58K Miles, Nav/Entertainment System Replaced - The Nav system would sometimes shutoff and reboot itself for no reason. This was an ongoing problem that I complained about multiple times at the dealership. They could not duplicate the problem and thought a software update would solve it but it did not. I was able to video this happening once and took the car to a different dealer. After seeing the video, they immediately diagnosed it as a hard drive problem and replaced the entire unit. I have had no problems with it since then. The only issue that some people may not like is the system does not read your text messages in the 2013 and 2014 models. I thought this was odd since it does everything else but I don't really miss it, and it was corrected on the 2015 model. Overall I am still very satisfied with the car and will probably give it to my son when he gets his license next year. **ORIGINAL REVIEW** I just bought a top of the line V-6 SEL Premium and I am loving it. I was looking for a luxury sedan with reasonable gas mileage and had driven almost everything under $45K. I was prepared to get the Cadillac ATS 2.0T Luxury with an MSRP of about $44K. I leased a new Passat for my wife back in '02 and remembered it was a reliable car so I thought I would stop at the VW dealer on my way to get the Cadillac. Needless to say I never made it to the Caddy dealer. This car blew me away with it's price and performance. The ride and interior space is comparable to the Mercedes E350 or Acura RL. For less than the price of a base model Cadillac ATS, I was able to get a fully loaded Passat V-6 SEL.
German Engineering at the price of a KIA
jclaeys,03/17/2013
First Volkswagen product purchase...absolutely flawless car. Very smooth and Quiet, excellent sound system. Looks larger than it is...same size as Honda Accord....too "vanilla". Drove Ford Fusion, "felt sloppy" and cumbersome. This car is a great value. And you should be able to negotiate the MSRP with 10% off. No longer use Costco program....you can do better yourself, as Costco is just another"middle man".
new to me cpo passat 2.5 s
tunisjs,06/20/2014
i traded my cpo benz glk for a passat s. i wanted german driving at lower cost. i found it. i tested automatics jetta and passat, 2.5, 1.8 and diesel. the 1.8 really livens up the jetta, passat not so much. diesel with dsg is sluggish in town and costly at 40k service. i was most pleasantly surprised by the passat 2.5. not alot of driving difference with passat 1.8, $4k cheaper (both cpo), 2.5 online reputation is bullet proof while 1.8 is too new, i prefer cloth to fake leather seats. my 2.5 gave me 27mpg suburban dc area and 38mpg i95 and i64 dc to va bch, at or just above speed limits, hand calculated, almost unbelievable. my advice: try the passat in 2.5, great cpo deals now. update jun 2016. two years later, now 42,000 mostly highway miles, 25/36mpg. no mechanical issues except for one flat tire. 40k service at dealer was most expensive so far but only $170. cpo warranty still active and cannot find any reason to trade in my 2013. only complaint is poor visibility when reversing, but 2016 passat has a backup camera. very happy with it. would i get another passat? why not, except i dont really need such a big car, jetta is more tossable.
Very balanced car
burbach,04/11/2013
Very balanced, with excellent mileage for a larger gas powered car. (I confess to being hooked on the computer's fuel consumption feature, short of being a hyper miler. Best on my 30+ mile commute on country roads has been 34.7 mpg.) The 5 speed is well matched - the engine turns at 2000 rpm at 60 mph. Very quiet at 80 mph, with 30+ mpg even at that speed. Nice radio, simple to use.
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Features & Specs

MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
30 city / 40 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed automated manual
Diesel
140 hp @ 4000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 31 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
MPG
22 city / 32 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 5700 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat4 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover10.7%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2013 Volkswagen Passat
Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: Passat Sedan, Passat Diesel. Available styles include TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A), TDI SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan w/Appearance (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SEL 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), V6 SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (3.6L 6cyl 6AM), SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM), SEL PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), and V6 SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (3.6L 6cyl 6AM).

What's a good price on a Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $695 on one of 54 Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $6,412 as of11/17/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV is priced between $6,412 and$14,599 with odometer readings between 16476 and112926 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat S PZEV is priced between $6,777 and$11,988 with odometer readings between 0 and84558 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium PZEV is priced between $9,450 and$14,999 with odometer readings between 13138 and103096 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat SE is priced between $10,307 and$14,685 with odometer readings between 40128 and69060 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE is priced between $12,999 and$14,742 with odometer readings between 30855 and46969 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition PZEV is priced between $7,995 and$13,995 with odometer readings between 48500 and58742 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat S is priced between $11,998 and$11,998 with odometer readings between 45076 and45076 miles.
  • The Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat SEL PZEV is priced between $13,999 and$13,999 with odometer readings between 23871 and23871 miles.

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Which used 2013 Volkswagen Passats are available in my area?

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap new, used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2013 Volkswagen Passat for sale near. There are currently 54 used and CPO 2013 Passats listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $6,412 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a used car from our massive database to find cheap prew-owned vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the Carfax and Autocheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2013 Volkswagen Passat. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $695 on a used or CPO 2013 Passat available from a dealership near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2013 Volkswagen Passat?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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