Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat

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2014 Volkswagen Passat
List price range
$7,320 - $17,299

Pros

  • High-quality cabin with above-average passenger and cargo space
  • refined and quiet ride
  • fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • strong V6
  • top safety scores.

Cons

  • Below-average acceleration with 2.5 and TDI engines
  • touchscreen electronics interface in SEL models is slow to respond.

Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat for Sale

Volkswagen Passat 2014 S PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
38,538 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$11,998
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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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, 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 2014 V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)
54,795 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
V6 SEL Premium
List$13,425
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 1.8T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
43,085 miles
Cpo 2014
Volkswagen Passat
1.8T Sport PZEV
List$14,991
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
62,740 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
List$9,972
Est.Loan: $186/mo
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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, Steering Ratio - 16.4, Turns Lock-To-Lock - 3.0, Air Filtration, Armrests - Front Center, Armrests - Rear Center Folding With Storage, Dash Trim - Metallic, Door Trim - Leather, Front Air Conditioning, Front Air Conditioning Zones - Single, Interior Accents - Metallic-Tone, Parking Brake Trim - Leather, Rear Vents - Second Row, Shift Knob Trim - Leather, Steering Wheel Trim - Leather, Assist Handle - Front, Assist Handle - Rear, Center Console - Front Console With Storage, Cruise Control, Cupholders - Covered, Cupholders - Front, Cupholders - Rear, Dimming Rearview Mirror - Auto, Multi-Function Remote - Fuel Filler Door Release, Multi-Function Remote - Keyless Entry, Multi-Function Remote - Panic Alarm, Multi-Function Remote - Trunk Release, One-Touch Windows - 2, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Cargo Area, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Front, Power Outlet%28S%29 - 12v Rear, Power Steering, Power Windows - Lockout Button, Reading Lights - Front, Reading Lights - Rear, Retained Accessory Power, Steering Wheel - Tilt And Telescopic, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Audio, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Cruise Control, Steering Wheel Mounted Controls - Phone, Storage - Cargo Tie-Down Anchors And Hooks, Storage - Door Pockets, Storage - Front Seatback, Vanity Mirrors - Dual Illuminating, Front Brake Type - Ventilated Disc, Front Shock Type - Gas, Front Spring Type - Coil, Front Struts, Front Suspension Type - Lower Control Arms, Rear Brake Type - Disc, Rear Shock Type - Gas, Rear Spring Type - Coil, Abs - 4-Wheel, Axle Ratio - 3.87, Braking Assist, Electronic Brakeforce Distribution, Front Brake Diameter - 12.3, Front Brake Width - 1.0, Front Suspension Classification - Independent, Power Brakes, Rear Brake Diameter - 10.7, Rear Brake Width - 0.4, Rear Stabilizer Bar, Rear Suspension Classification - Independent, Rear Suspension Type - Multi-Link, Stability Control, Traction Control, Gauge - Tachometer, In-Dash Cd - Mp3 Playback, Satellite Communications - Car-Net, Total Speakers - 8, Warnings And Reminders - Tire Fill Alert, Wireless Data Link - Bluetooth, Antenna Type - Diversity, Antenna Type - Mast, Auxiliary Audio Input - Bluetooth, Auxiliary Audio Input - Jack, Auxiliary Audio Input - Mp3, Clock, Compass, Digital Odometer, Driver Information System, External Temperature Display, Fuel Economy Display - Mpg, Fuel Economy Display - Range, In-Dash Cd - 6 Disc, Premium Brand, Radio - Am/Fm, Radio - Hd Radio, Radio - Touch Screen Display, Satellite Radio - Siriusxm, Trip Computer, Trip Odometer, Warnings And Reminders - Low Fuel Level, Warnings And Reminders - Turn Off Headlights, Daytime Running Lights, Headlights - Auto On/Off, Headlights - Halogen, Taillights - Led, Spare Tire Mount Location - Inside, Spare Tire Size - Temporary, Spare Wheel Type - Steel, Tire Type - All Season, Wheels - Alloy, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, Power Windows - Safety Reverse, Window Defogger - Rear, Front Wipers - Variable Intermittent, Heated Windshield Washer Jets, 2-Stage Unlocking Doors, Active Head Restraints - Dual Front, Airbag Deactivation - Occupant Sensing Passenger, Anti-Theft System - Alarm, Anti-Theft System - Engine Immobilizer, Automatic Hazard Warning Lights, Body Side Reinforcements - Side Impact Door Beams, Camera System - Rearview, Child Safety Door Locks, Child Seat Anchors - Latch System, Crumple Zones - Front, Crumple Zones - Rear, Emergency Interior Trunk Release, Energy Absorbing Steering Column, Front Airbags - Dual, Impact Absorbing Bumpers, Impact Sensor - Door Unlock, Impact Sensor - Fuel Cut-Off, Impact Sensor - Post-Collision Safety System, Power Door Locks - Auto-Locking, Rearview Monitor - In Dash, Safety Brake Pedal System, Side Airbags - Front, Side Curtain Airbags - Front, Side Mirror Adjustments - Manu
Volkswagen Passat 2014 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
12,548 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
List$13,458
Est.Loan: $251/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
42,033 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
Smart Wheels
15 mi away
List$12,888
Est.Loan: $241/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
76,393 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
(7)
King Volkswagen
16.8 mi away
List$10,877
Est.Loan: $203/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
54,796 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
Auto Expo
17 mi away
List$10,495
Est.Loan: $196/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
42,284 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$13,999
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 1/14 (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
32,598 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
Wolfsburg Edition PZEV
List$10,995
Est.Loan: $205/mo
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Dealer Notes
***LOW MILEAGE, ONE OWNER SEDAN.................2014 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT WOLFSBURG EDITION, PLATINUM GRAY WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, TIPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DRIVERS POWER SEAT WITH LUMBAR SUPPORT, HEATED SEATS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, KYLESS ENTRY, LEATHER WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL, SIDE AIRBAGS, ANTI-LOCK BRAKES, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 32K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX***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. 30 DAY LIMITED POWERTRAIN WARRANTY, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
Volkswagen Passat 2014 SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
26,625 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SE PZEV
List$13,995
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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LOW MILES!!! ONLY A 1 OWNER WITH A CLEAN CARFAX!!! VIRGINIA STATE INSPECTION DONE, READY TO GO!!!! WE FINANCE AND GUARANTEE CREDIT APPROVAL----CALL 703-331-1818 TO SCHEDULE TEST DRIVE ----HABLAMOS ESPANOL
Volkswagen Passat 2014 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
25,023 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
Auto Connection
19 mi away
List$13,957
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
41,614 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
SEL Premium PZEV
Club Cars
20.2 mi away
List$13,200
Est.Loan: $247/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 1.8T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
19,841 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
1.8T Sport PZEV
(10)
Audi Bethesda
21.3 mi away
List$12,500
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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Dealer Notes
Heatable Front Bucket Seats,V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces,4-Wheel Disc Brakes,Air Conditioning,Electronic Stability Control,Front Bucket Seats,Front Center Armrest,Leather Shift Knob,Tachometer,ABS brakes,Brake assist,Bumpers%3A body-color,CD player,Delay-off headlights,Driver door bin,Driver vanity mirror,Dual front impact airbags,Dual front side impact airbags,Emergency communication system,Four wheel independent suspension,Front anti-roll bar,Front reading lights,Fully automatic headlights,Heated front seats,Illuminated entry,Leather steering wheel,Low tire pressure warning,MP3 decoder,Occupant sensing airbag,Outside temperature display,Overhead airbag,Overhead console,Panic alarm,Passenger door bin,Passenger vanity mirror,Power door mirrors,Power driver seat,Power steering,Power windows,Radio data system,Rear anti-roll bar,Rear seat center armrest,Rear window defroster,Remote keyless entry,Speed control,Speed-sensing steering,Split folding rear seat,Steering wheel mounted audio controls,Telescoping steering wheel,Tilt steering wheel,Traction control,Trip computer,Turn signal indicator mirrors,Variably intermittent wipers,Compass,AM/FM radio%3A SiriusXM
Volkswagen Passat 2014 TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
42,803 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
TDI SEL Premium
List$14,489
Est.Loan: $271/mo
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Volkswagen Passat 2014 S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A)
39,721 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
List$11,490
Est.Loan: $215/mo
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Dealer Notes
CARFAX 1 owner and buyback guarantee. You win!!! Set down the mouse because this great 2.5L is the Sedan you've been longing for!! This Vehicle has less than 40k miles** Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors, Stability control, Daytime running lights, Dusk sensing headlights...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Air conditioning, Cruise control, Audio controls on steering wheel, Multi-function remote - Trunk/hatch/door/tailgate, Power mirrors, Tilt and telescopic steering wheel, 170 hp horsepower, 2.5 L liter inline 5 cylinder DOHC engine with variable valve timing, 4 Doors, FWD, Tachometer, Compass, External temperature display, Transmission hill holder, Bucket seats, Rear bench seats, Intermittent window wipers, Privacy/tinted glass, Clock - Analog, Interior air filtration, Overhead console - Mini with storage, Trip computer, Speed-proportional power steering, Rear defogger, Center Console - Full with covered storage... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
Volkswagen Passat 2014 1.8T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
37,544 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
1.8T Sport PZEV
CarMax
25.1 mi away
List$14,998
Est.Loan: $280/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, 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:Fleet
Volkswagen Passat 2014 S PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
58,397 miles
Used 2014
Volkswagen Passat
S PZEV
List$8,995
Est.Loan: $168/mo
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One Owner 2014 VW Passat with an available 'Extended Warranty'

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Set apart by its European-style refinement, roomy interior and fuel-efficient diesel engine option, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat is a solid choice for a family sedan.

vehicle overview

One of the more interesting options for a midsize sedan is the 2014 Volkswagen Passat. It's the only European car in the family sedan segment, and that heritage is evident in its clean styling, tidy, down-to-business interior design and solid, composed highway ride. It's also the only sedan in this class that offers a diesel engine option, and that power plant returns impressive fuel economy on par with hybrid sedans. However, there's plenty of North American influence in VW's family sedan as well, and indeed the Passat's greatest attribute is the vast amount of space it offers for passengers and cargo.

This spaciousness is no accident, of course, as the Volkswagen Passat is built in Tennessee expressly for the American market. Not only is this midsize VW sufficiently comfortable and serene for long road trips on U.S. highways, but you can even get it with a potent 3.6-liter V6 engine. Most Passat buyers end up with one of the more sensible engine options, of course, and to be honest we've never been thrilled with the base 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine's below-average fuel economy and slightly gruff power delivery. The good news is that Volkswagen is phasing in a new, turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine for the 2014 model year. It doesn't make any more horsepower than the 2.5 engine, but there's more torque for passing maneuvers and the 1.8T engine returns better gas mileage to boot. Initially, only SEL models will have the new engine as standard, but as the 2014 model year progresses, you can expect to see the 1.8T on all VW Passats. Still, if you're really serious about fuel economy, the extra cost of the diesel engine on the TDI models will probably be worth it to you.

Although there's much to like about the 2014 Volkswagen Passat, we can say the same about many of its competitors and you'll certainly want to check a few of them out before making a decision. The 2014 Nissan Altima and 2014 Honda Accord are two of our favorites in this class: Their base four-cylinder gasoline engines are more fuel-efficient than the Passat's 1.8T and 2.5 engines, and the Altima has some of the richest cabin furnishings in this price range. We're also fond of the Mazda 6, which has the sportiest handling in this class, and the stylish 2014 Ford Fusion, whose eco-themed counterpart, the Fusion Hybrid, is a compelling alternative to a diesel Passat.

Even in the face of so many competent rivals, though, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat comes highly recommended, especially with the 1.8T and TDI engines.

trim levels & features

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat sedan is offered in four broad models broken down by engine (2.5L, 1.8T, TDI and V6), which are further subdivided into a quintet of different trim levels (S, Wolfsburg, SE, Sport and SEL).

The 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 seat with lumbar adjustment, a 60/40-split-folding rear seat, 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.

The Wolfsburg Edition includes the features of the S model and adds unique 16-inch alloy wheels, leatherette (premium vinyl) 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's Car-Net telematics system.

Move up to the 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 displays, and an eight-speaker sound system with a touchscreen audio interface.

This year's new Passat Sport is similar to the SE but has 19-inch wheels, a rear spoiler, steering-wheel-mounted shift paddles (with the automatic transmission) and special exterior and interior styling details.

Options on SE models include a sunroof or the sunroof bundled with a navigation system. On TDI SE models, 18-inch alloy wheels are also added if the sunroof is equipped, and if you equip both the sunroof and the nav system, you get foglights as well. Navigation is not available on V6 SE models, but on the upside, a nine-speaker Fender audio system is included with the optional sunroof.

The SEL models include all of the above items, including an upgraded navigation system with a larger 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, partial leather upholstery, wood-grain interior trim, dual-zone automatic climate control, HD radio and a separate ski pass-through for the 60/40 rear seat.

performance & mpg

The 2014 VW Passat is front-wheel drive and comes with a choice of four distinctly different engines. The S, SE and Wolfsburg models come with a 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine rated at 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. You can have a five-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission on S and SE models, while the Wolfsburg is automatic only. In Edmunds performance testing, an automatic-equipped Passat 2.5 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 9 seconds, which is slower than average for the class. The EPA's estimated fuel economy for manual-shift Passat 2.5 models is 26 mpg combined (22 mpg city/32 mpg highway), while the automatic drops to 25 mpg combined (22 mpg city/31 mpg highway). These figures are below average among midsize sedans.

Volkswagen is beginning to phase the 2.5-liter engine out of the lineup in favor of a new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which is also rated at 170 hp but makes a more substantial 184 lb-ft of torque. Currently, the 1.8T is standard only on the Sport and SEL models. Eventually, though, it will be the base engine on all Passats, and consumers are likely to encounter both engines in 2014 models at dealerships. A six-speed automatic is standard on the SEL 1.8T, but VW will also offer the five-speed manual on the Sport and on S and SE models with the 1.8T engine. In Edmunds performance testing, the Passat 1.8T SEL went from zero to 60 mph in a quick 7.7 seconds. Fuel economy estimates are 28 mpg combined (24 mpg city/34 mpg highway) with the automatic and 28 mpg combined (24 mpg city/35 mpg highway) with the manual: good numbers for a four-cylinder midsize sedan.

Those seeking maximum mpg can opt for Volkswagen's turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine, which produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque on SE and SEL models. Called the TDI, this diesel engine comes with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmission (known as DSG), which takes the place of a conventional automatic. In Edmunds performance testing, the Passat TDI went from zero to 60 mph in 8.9 seconds. The EPA-estimated fuel economy is an excellent 35 mpg combined (31 mpg city/43 mpg highway) for the manual and 34 mpg combined (30 mpg city/40 mpg highway) with the DSG. In extensive Edmunds fuel economy testing, we've found that the diesel VW Passat can easily surpass these numbers by 8-10 mpg.

The strongest engine available on the Passat is a 3.6-liter V6, which churns out 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. It's optional on the SE and SEL, and the DSG automated manual transmission is standard. In Edmunds testing, a Passat 3.6 accelerated from zero to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds -- quick for this class. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 23 mpg combined (20 mpg city/28 mpg highway).

safety

Standard safety features for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat include antilock disc brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, 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 hazard flashers. A rearview camera is standard on SE and SEL models. VW's new Car-Net telematics system, standard from the Wolfsburg model on up, includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, remote vehicle access, stolen vehicle location and geo-fencing (which allows parents to set boundaries for teenage drivers). A Car-Net smartphone app lets owners control many of these functions on the go.

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 moderate-overlap, side-impact and roof-strength tests. The Passat received the Institute's second-highest rating of "Acceptable" in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test.

In Edmunds brake testing, a Passat 3.6 SEL came to a stop from 60 mph in about 130 feet, which is longer than average. However, a 2.5 SE and a 1.8 SEL both stopped in a class-average 123 feet, while a TDI SEL needed 124 feet.

driving

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat's character depends a great deal on which engine is under the hood. Although performance from the 2.5-liter five-cylinder is fully adequate, we think most buyers will appreciate the new 1.8T engine's smoother power delivery, increased fuel economy and extra thrust for passing. It's also quicker than the TDI, but that turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel boasts lively low-end power and returns truly extraordinary fuel economy and fuel range. For those who care more about power than mpg, the 3.6-liter V6 engine delivers much more enthusiastic acceleration.

The DSG automated manual transmission that's available with the TDI engine and standard with the V6 generally feels like a regular automatic transmission and, in some cases, it's better -- it provides quick downshifts in highway passing situations. One negative is the lackadaisical throttle response on DSG-equipped Passats and on 2.5 models with the regular automatic transmission: There's a noticeable delay between the time the pedal is pressed and when the engine actually responds. Most owners get used to this behavior in time, but if it bothers you, the automatic-equipped Passat 1.8T is worth a try.

On the highway, all 2014 Volkswagen Passats are impressively quiet and comfortable, snuffing out bumps large and small. Around turns, the steering is reasonably precise, although there's not much feel for the road and some drivers find it a tad heavy at low speeds. Overall, though, the Passat earns high marks for its relaxed, refined demeanor in everyday driving.

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, as even good-sized adults will have room to stretch out their legs. The seatback cushion 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 competitors -- and a large pass-through gives you plenty of room to haul bulkier items when the 60/40 seats are folded.

The quality of the VW Passat's interior materials is among the best in the class. The overall cabin design is decidedly upscale, while the layout of gauges and controls is refreshingly simple. The premium Fender audio system has been tuned to the acoustics of the interior and will please even hard-core audiophiles. Our only significant complaint relates to the optional navigation systems. The SE models have a lower-cost navigation unit with a small touchscreen display. You get a usefully larger screen in the SEL, but we've found this higher-end interface slower to process commands whether you're changing a radio station or entering a destination.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2014 Volkswagen Passat.

Pleasing Passat Performance...
djefferson, 4/13/2014
I needed and affordable sedan with good room for kids and extended family and looked at Accord,Mazda 6,Fusion and Passat. I also was shopping for a real discount beyond True-Car prices the decision was then left to 2 choices..Accord/Passat. I drove both Accord Sport/EX and Passat Wolfsburg/SE w/roof and noticed that the Passat was a bit quieter on the road and offered a nicer stereo Hwy ride than the Accord. I also has read about the CVT shudder and didn't want to have to deal that as a potential issue. When making a final decision I found VW was more aggressive with incentives of about $4000, rates of 0-1% and more for my trade.. Part 2...The Passat continues to give trouble free performance. the average mpg went up 29.2. Quiet,roomy and controlled it proves move often than not it is a people pleaser. Friends now understand my reason for purchase...I would without reservation recommend a Passat 1.8T to others.. It does so many things so very well.
Bigger is Better...
marusik, 6/6/2014
Being in the market for a mid-size family car in the most competitive segment, I found the Passat quite a balanced choice. The combination of performance and spaciousness is very accommodating. The 1.8 Turbo breaths smoothly and effortless, marking a significant difference, especially when your weekend driving involves a few mountain ranges (which will surprise some V8 drivers out there). The six-speed automatic shifts seamlessly (almost as a CVT without the retrofitting side-effect). Power is always available thanks to the engine's low end torque. In fewer words, I just love the driving dynamics of the Passat regardless of the package you choose.
Best car for the Money
kriley50, 3/27/2014
What I love about his car is the Turbo engine. Plenty of power when you need it and excellent fuel economy as well. I love the way the car drives. German engineered cars are just fun to drive period. The seats are comfortable and the Cabin is extremely roomy. I just love the way the interior is laid out. The best thing about this car is the price. I paid around 26k for an SE and I feel like I got a ton of car for the money. I just don't think there is a better deal out there.
Fahrvergnugen! Driving enjoyment! 3 year update
avidr, 7/19/2014
I sampled quite a few --Accord, Camry, Mazda6, Fusion, Sonata, etc. The Passat felt the most tuned in. I love the torque curve that kicks in a very low rpms. Up-shifts come quickly, which makes the Passat seem like it has long legs. I'm getting nearly 30 mpg in town. It really favors soft-pedalling the gas, but has plenty of juice when needed. Handling is excellent. Seats are comfortable. No squeaks or rattles. Soaks up bumps smoothly. Overall build quality seems to be right on. No USB port?!, so I bought a dual outlet converter. The Bluetooth works very well. Plenty of room. Stickered for $27,500, I paid $24,200, plus 0.9% financing. 3 years later...I still like it. It's my daily commuter, three miles each way. I taken a couple of long trips of 2000 miles and it did fine...not luxurious, but adequately comfortable. Depending of the weather, I've gotten up to 39 mpg on the highway. I still like the engine and its excellent torque at low rpm. Acceleration is good. No squeaks or rattles. Takes bumps smoothly. The huge rear seat has been a plus. The transmission, as noted elsewhere, seems unsophisticated at low speeds. The VW-link systems was replaced under warranty. Other than that, only routine maintenance. Bear in mind, this is not an upscale car. It cost $24k brand new. For that money, it has been a good buy and a nice handling car.
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Features & Specs

MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
24 city / 34 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
170 hp @ 6200 rpm
MPG
24 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
5-speed manual
Gas
170 hp @ 6200 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
    Acceptable
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2014 Volkswagen Passat
Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat Overview

The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: , . Available styles include 1.8T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), SEL Premium PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), TDI SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6M), TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.5L 5cyl 6A), SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Navigation (2.5L 5cyl 6A), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), V6 SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (3.6L 6cyl 6AM), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 1/14 (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), SE 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M), Wolfsburg Edition PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan w/Prod. End 1/14 (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE PZEV 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A), 1.8T Sport PZEV 4dr Sedan (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 5M), S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 6A), and SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof, Navigation (1.8L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

What's a good price on a Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat?

Save up to $315 on one of 118 Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $7,320 as of08/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat trim styles:

  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE PZEV is priced between $7,999 and$15,250 with odometer readings between 12548 and80187 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg Edition PZEV is priced between $7,320 and$13,599 with odometer readings between 15340 and108704 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat S PZEV is priced between $8,777 and$13,998 with odometer readings between 41 and58397 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium PZEV is priced between $10,877 and$15,998 with odometer readings between 19016 and76393 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Sport PZEV is priced between $12,500 and$15,690 with odometer readings between 19841 and43085 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat V6 SEL Premium is priced between $13,425 and$17,299 with odometer readings between 17026 and54795 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE is priced between $10,975 and$12,300 with odometer readings between 34537 and56310 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat S is priced between $10,900 and$10,900 with odometer readings between 28039 and28039 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE is priced between $12,494 and$12,494 with odometer readings between 49099 and49099 miles.
  • The Used 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium is priced between $14,489 and$14,489 with odometer readings between 42803 and42803 miles.

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