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Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Reviews

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2018 Passat SE w/Technology package

Dan Nigro, 05/16/2018
updated 05/18/2021
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
22 of 22 people found this review helpful

UPDATE: 05/18/2021 - 19501 miles. mpg City is 27.9 UPDATE :11/18/2020 - 15,876 miles. mpg City is 27.5 overall. UPDATE: 05/18/2020 - 12,436 miles and my City MPG is 27.1 overall, Highway is 35.8. Still enjoy my Paasat very much UPDATE: 05/17/2019 - Still like this PASSAT very much. MPG increased with summer blend gasoline. For my driving needs, I wouldn't change any of my 5 star ratings. And with the 6 year / 72 mo. TRANSFERRABLE Warranty, it's a WINNER. UPDATE: 11/17/2018 - Gas MPG dropped because of winter grade Gasoline. Regarding my ratings, I would not change a thing. Still a 5 Star vehicle to me. UPDATE: 11/17/2019 - I do mostly CITY driving, little Highway driving. As of today, 18 months, overall MPG is 26.6. Still a 5 Star rating. I only have 614 miles on my Passat SE w/Tech so far. 1st tankful got 27.1 mpg city. Haven't taken highway trip yet. I owned a 2004 JETTA TDI for 3 years w/6 speed manual transmission. Averaged 38 mpg/Diesel city & 54 mpg/highway. Handled extremely well taking curves, shifting gears. VW German engineering hasn't changed. The past 6 years, I leased a BMW 328iX, then a 2016 Ford Fusion Titanium. When it came time to research & test drive other vehicles, Hyundai Sonata, Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, I then turned to VW because of VW's 6 year/72,000 mile (transferable) warranty. After test driving the Passat SE w/tech, there was no doubt and I purchased the Passat. The Dealer I chose was after dealing with 3 VW Dealerships. I purchased from my 4th VW dealership because of their many 5 star Customer YELP ratings, and having purchased New & pre-owned vehicles the past 57 years, I had the most pleasant transaction with this 4th VW Dealer, also gave them a 5 Star YELP rating, in addition to the other 3 VW Dealers couldn't beat their price. I enjoy driving my 2018 Passat, and being retired, the 614 miles are all pleasure driving. I can't say anything negative about this Sedan.

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VW Passat for a Golfer

Jerry Geyer, 01/17/2018
updated 01/21/2020
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
43 of 45 people found this review helpful

One of the things about the 2018 VW Passat that sold me on the car was the size and space of the rear trunk. The trunk space on the Passat is 15.9 cu. ft. I was going to to buy a Cadillac ATS or a Mercedes C330 however on both cars I could barely get 2 sets of golf clubs in the trunk. Even though they did fit there was no room for anything else. I was able to easily put 2 sets of golf clubs in the trunk of the Passat and still have ample room for a couple of overnight suitcases, golf shoes and a few other things. I know not everyone is a golfer, but this just illustrates the roominess of the trunk. With the size of the trunk you would think that the size of the interior would be compromised and smaller. This is definitely not true. The interior, especially the rear seats, are very comfortable for adults. The icing on the cake is the exterior appearance of the car. It is very sharp and contemporary. My 16 year old granddaughter summed it up when she said it didn't look like an "old persons car".

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4 out of 5 stars

Good Car - Good Price Updated Dec 2020 - Keeper!

JBROOKSWS, 12/29/2019
updated 12/30/2020
V6 GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM)
11 of 11 people found this review helpful

Moved from Jetta to Passat to have a larger car - checked out a number of alternatives - Accord, Camry, A4, Fusion, S60 - decided that for the negotiated price this worked well. Limited edition - only made in 2018. Sticker about $32K - sale price about $24.5K. Cons - Small infotainment screen - gauge cluster screen black and white with lower quality graphics. Gas mileage equals the sticker - averaging about 31 mpg highway and about 23 city - though uses REGULAR fuel!). A/C is adequate in the South but not an overpowering system (fan speed wise). Nice heated seats. Pros - comfortable - roomy - leatherette easy to clean. Finishes are nice (VW gets dinged for low budget finishes, but this car is finished comparably to others listed above except Audi and Volvo. Very bright LED headlights - good brakes - firmer handling than regular Passat. Strong acceleration from normally aspirated 3.6l engine. Heated seats work well - defroster(s) work quickly. Be careful in Sport mode - really needs all wheel drive with so much power going to front wheels. Hold the wheel tight and moderate your gas pedal - either from standing start or when overtaking. Huge trunk - lots of room to put everything. Nice center storage bin. Have put 30,000+ miles on car in two years with no issues at all so very confident in car going forward. Appreciate 6 year / 72K mile warranty. Would buy this car again but I actually think this one is a keeper long term!

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Oh What a Ride

Isabella Alton, 01/31/2018
R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
23 of 26 people found this review helpful

Beautiful car , wonderful smooth ride and awesome safety features. The technology is unmatched and the look is elegant and timeless.

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Passat 2018

Paulstheman81@yahoo.com, 06/02/2018
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
22 of 25 people found this review helpful

Transmission has a hesitation when driving slow and shifting from 1st to 2nd.

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