Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

2018 Volkswagen Passat
2018 Volkswagen Passat

Pros & Cons

  • Turbo four-cylinder engine accelerates quickly and eagerly
  • Ride quality is quiet, cushy and comfortable
  • Back seat and trunk are roomy
  • New, longer warranty coverage is among the best
  • Touchscreens are smaller than those in competitors' systems
  • Transmission's sluggish shifting hinders overall performance
  • Driving engagement is pretty dull
  • no Audi-like electricity

Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan for Sale

Dealer Notes
With our nationwide inventory at no-haggle prices, CarMax makes it easy to find your next car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $399 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
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*LOCAL TRADE*R LINE PACKAGE*PRICED BELOW KBB FAIR*VA INSPECTION AND EMISSION Defer your payments on this vehicle for up to 90 Days! With approved credit on 2008 or newer models up to 84 months. Pennsylvania residents are not eligible. See dealer for complete details. - Air Conditioning, Climate Control, Dual Zone Climate Control, Cruise Control, Power Steering, Power Mirrors, Leather Steering Wheel, Power Drivers Seat, Memory Seat Position, Clock, Tachometer, Telescoping Steering Wheel, Steering Wheel Radio Controls, Driver Airbag, Passenger Airbag, Side Airbags, Keyless Entry, Rear Defogger, Intermittent Wipers, AMFM, CD Player, Anti-Theft, Aux. Audio Input, Bluetooth, Carbon Fiber Trim, Center Arm Rest, Child Proof Door Locks, Daytime Running Lights, Front Heated Seats, Heated Mirrors, Overhead Console, Premium Sound, Reverse Camera, Roll Stability Control, Side Curtain Airbags, Tire Pressure Monitor, Vanity Mirrors -
Dealer Notes
Memorial Day Red Tag Sales Event! Take $250 off of Rosenthal One Price Amount.2018 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SE**POWER SUNROOF** LEATHER-WRAPPED STEERING WHEEL**POWER DRIVER'S SEAT WPOWER LUMBAR SUPPORT**LEATHERETTE SEATING SURFACES**REARVIEW CAMERA**ADAPTIVE CRUISE CONTROL**FRONT ASSIST W.AUTOMATIC EMERGENCY BRAKING**COMPOSITION MEDIA 6.3 TOUCH SCREEN**BLUETOOTH MOBILE TELEPHONE CONNECTIVITY** SIRIUSXM SATELLITE RADIO**6-SPEAKER SOUND SYSTEM**17 ALLOY WHEELS WALL SEASON TIRES**HEATED SIDE MIRRIORS**AUTOMATIC HEADLIGHTS WDAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS*BUY WITH CONFIDENCE! * 7 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY ON EVERY PURCHASE * OUR VEHICLES RECEIVE QUALITY INSPECTIONS AND ARE SERVICED TO THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. CALL ONE OF OUR SALES SPECIALISTS AT 1-877-638-7532 TO SCHEDULE YOUR PURCHASE.
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Professionally Detailed, Local Clean Trade-In, Rear Backup Camera, Push Button Start, Bluetooth, BLIND SPOT MONITOR, FORWARD COLLISION WARNING, 6 Speakers, Alloy wheels, Blind Spot Monitor wRear Traffic Alert, Cloth Seating Surfaces, Driver Assistance Package, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Forward Collision Warning & AEB (Front Assist), Four wheel independent suspension, Front Bucket Seats, Fully automatic headlights, Heated Side Mirrors wPosition Memory, Low tire pressure warning, Power driver seat, Radio: Composition Color AMFM wCD Player, Remote keyless entry, Split folding rear seat, Steering wheel mounted audio controls. CARFAX One-Owner. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! 2536 CityHighway MPG At Safford of Warrenton we pride ourselves in giving our clients a world class experience and a top notch product. We're here to make your car buying experience hassle free all while we MAXIMIZE YOUR SAVINGS! Stop by and see us today at 7308 Cedar Run Dr Warrenton VA 20187 or call us directly at 540-347-6622!
Dealer Notes
"2018 Gray Volkswagen Passat 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic Gray. 2.0L TSI 2.0T SE Volkswagen Combined Details: * Roadside Assistance * Warranty Deductible: $50 * 100+ Point Inspection * Vehicle History * Model Specific Limited Warranty
Dealer Notes
BEAUTIFUL LOW MILEAGE PURE WHITE VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT! CLEAN ONE OWNER CARFAX! LOADED WITH ALL THE MUST HAVE FEATURES! STOP IN TODAY AND DON'T MISS OUT ON THIS GREAT DEAL!Call our PROFESSIONAL SALES TEAM @ 703-348-0841Recent Arrival! CLEAN CARFAX, CARFAX 1 OWNER, BACKUP CAMERA, SUNROOF MOONROOF, LEATHER INTERIOR, HEATED SEATS, BLUETOOTH, HANDS-FREE, LOADED WITH SAFTEY FEATURES!!, TOUCH SCREEN RADIO, IPOD ADAPTER, Titan Black wPerforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 6 Speakers, ABS brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy wheels, AMFM radio: SiriusXM, Automatic temperature control, Blind spot sensor: Blind Spot Monitor warning, Bodyside moldings, Brake assist, Bumpers: body-color, CD player, Delay-off headlights, Driver door bin, Driver vanity mirror, Dual front impact airbags, Dual front side impact airbags, Electronic Stability Control, Exterior Parking Camera Rear, Four wheel independent suspension, Front anti-roll bar, Front Bucket Seats, Front Center Armrest, Front dual zone AC, Front reading lights, Fully automatic headlights, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Comfort Sport Seats, Heated front seats, Illuminated entry, Leather Shift Knob, Low tire pressure warning, Occupant sensing airbag, Outside temperature display, Overhead airbag, Overhead console, Panic alarm, Passenger door bin, Passenger vanity mirror, Perforated V-Tex Leatherette Seating Surfaces, Power door mirrors, Power driver seat, Power moonroof, Power steering, Power windows, Radio data system, Radio: Composition Media AMFMHD wCD Player, Rear anti-roll bar, Rear reading lights, Rear seat center armrest, Rear window defroster, Remote keyless entry, Speed control, Speed-sensing steering, Split folding rear seat, Spoiler, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Tachometer, Telescoping steering wheel, Tilt steering wheel, Traction control, Trip computer, Turn signal indicator mirrors, Variably intermittent wipers.2018 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L V6 GT1928 CityHighway MPGCall our PROFESSIONAL SALES TEAM @ 703-348-0841 for MORE INFORMATION and ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS!!! Lustine Chrysler Dodge Jeep & RAM equals a FANTASTIC BUYING EXPERIENCE!!!Prices exclude Tax, Tags, Freight and Processing fee of 799.00. Available backup camera, available blue tooth, available third row seats, available aluminum alloy wheels, available adaptive cruise control, available sunroof, available heated seats, available remote start, available leather, available navigation.
Dealer Notes
We are essential and OPEN. We offer home test drives and home delivery. Build your deal online with our online concierge service. This vehicle IS eligible to be transferred, free of charge, to any of our pickup locations. Locations are: Sterling, VA | Alexandria, VA | Frederick, MD | Temple HIlls, MD | Hyattsville, MD | Laurel, MD | Glen Burnie, MD | Baltimore, MD. Our Open Inventory means you are empowered to shop the entire Easterns inventory. Easterns Automotive Group is a family owned dealership with over 30 years of history serving the hard-working men and women of DC, Maryland, and Virginia. See what we do to give back to our community at easterns.comcommunity.
Dealer Notes
-- INSTALLED FEATURES: Air filtration, Front air conditioning zones: dual, Front air conditioning: automatic climate control, 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: MP3 Playback, Radio data system, Radio: AM/FM, Satellite radio: SiriusXM, Speed sensitive volume control, Total speakers: 6, 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: rear center folding with storage, Door sill trim: stainless steel, Door trim: leatherette, Floor material: carpet, Foot pedal trim: stainless steel, Interior accents: metallic-tone, Parking brake trim: leather, Shift knob trim: leather, Steering wheel trim: leather, Assist handle: front, Cargo area light, Center console: front console with armrest and storage, Cruise control: adaptive, Cupholders: front, Dimming rearview mirror: manual day/night, Multi-function remote: illuminated entry, One-touch windows: 2, Overhead console: front, Power outlet(s): 12V front and rear, Power steering: variable/speed-proportional, Power windows: lockout button, Reading lights: front, Retained accessory power, Steering wheel mounted controls: audio, Steering wheel: tilt and telescopic, Storage: door pockets, Vanity mirrors: dual, Axle ratio: 3.23, Alternator: 140 amps, Battery saver, Battery: maintenance-free, Door handle color: body-color, Exhaust tip color: chrome, Front bumper color: body-color, Grille color: chrome, Ground effects: side, Mirror color: body-color, Rear bumper color: body-color, Window trim: black, Connected in-car apps: Google POIs, Infotainment screen size: 6.3 in., Infotainment: Android Auto ready, Clock, Digital odometer, External temperature display, Fuel economy display: MPG, Gauge: tachometer, Multi-function display, Trip computer, Trip odometer, Warnings and reminders: lamp failure low fuel engine oil coolant, Daytime running lights, Exterior entry lights: security approach lamps, Headlights: auto delay off, Side mirror adjustments: manual folding, Side mirrors: heated, Automatic hazard warning lights, Autonomous braking, Blind spot safety: sensor/alert, Body side reinforcements: side impact door beams, Camera system: rearview, Child safety door locks, Child seat anchors: LATCH system, Cross traffic alert: rear, Crumple zones: front, Emergency interior trunk release, Energy absorbing steering column, Impact absorbing bumpers, Impact sensor: alert system, Pre-collision warning system: audible warning, Rearview monitor: in dash, Safety brake pedal system, 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: height, Passenger seat: heated, Rear headrests: adjustable, Rear seat folding: split, Rear seat type: 60-40 split bench, Upholstery accents: perforated, Upholstery: leatherette, 2-stage unlocking doors, Anti-theft system: engine immobilizer, 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, Electronic messaging assistance: voice operated, Phone: voice operated, 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, Power windows: safety reverse, Tinted glass, Window defogger: rear
Dealer Notes
With our nationwide inventory at no-haggle prices, CarMax makes it easy to find your next car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. 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.
Dealer Notes
This One Owner local trade comes with all the new car amenities without the new car pricepayments. Receive two sets of keys, full tank of fuel and manuals. Passed our rigorous inspection with ease. Save big $$$ on depreciation.
Dealer Notes
Come by today to see this one in person. This beauty was locally-owned and loved! So clean, it looks just like it rolled off the showroom floor. Go to www.parsonskiaofwinchester.com for more info.
Dealer Notes
Cornsilk Beige Cloth, ABS brakes, Alloy wheels, Electronic Stability Control, Illuminated entry, Low tire pressure warning, Remote keyless entry, Traction control. Priced below KBB Fair Purchase Price! This 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S will not make it to the weekend!! Please call now to reserve your test drive appointment!! (410) 465-4545. 2536 CityHighway MPG 2536 CityHighway MPG Prices subject to change without notice and do not include Title, License, Registration Fees, State or Local Taxes or Processing Fees, and based on the average a 995 recon fee if any. Please contact seller first for vehicle availability.
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2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T SE Gray Bluetooth, Sirux XM Radio, Power MoonroofSunroof, Back Up Camera. Recent Arrival!
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2018 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT S - Tourmaline Blue Metallic with Black Cloth - More Details to Come!
Dealer Notes
CARFAX One-Owner. Clean CARFAX. White 2018 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S FWD 6-Speed Automatic with Tiptronic 2.0L TSI CLEAN CARFAX, ONE OWNER, ANTI LOCK BRAKES, REARVIEW CAMERA, BLUETOOTH, ALLOY WHEELS, USB, COLOR TOUCHSCREEN, KEYLESS ENTRY, STEERING WHEEL AUDIO CONTROLS, TRACTION CONTROL, FRONT AND REAR CRUMPLE ZONE, Titan Black wCloth Seating Surfaces.Recent Arrival! 2536 CityHighway MPG

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Which Passat does Edmunds recommend?

You can get a nicely equipped Passat in SE trim, but for more upscale character, opt for the SE's Technology package. An SE with this package is a solid value and has just about everything you'll need in a family sedan, including keyless ignition, a power-adjustable driver seat, Apple CarPlay-Android Auto smartphone integration, forward collision mitigation, navigation, front and rear heated seats, and a hands-free trunk opener. We're intrigued by the new GT trim, however, with its V6 engine and sport suspension tuning. It could be the best answer to the Passat's otherwise sedate nature.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

7.0 / 10

If the 2018 Volkswagen Passat looks exceedingly familiar, that's likely because it's soldiered on with the same look since the current generation debuted six years ago. That's a long time without a significant, or even subtle, update, and most rival sedans have been redesigned during that time. But that's also a testament to all that the Passat gets right: reserved but timeless style to match its practical personality.

The Passat isn't the go-to sedan if you're seeking flash and flair, but its roomy cabin, large and useful shape of its trunk, and easy-to-drive nature make it an excellent family shuttle, a car for around-town driving with friends or colleagues, or long-distance road tripping in quiet comfort. And with six trim levels, two available engines, and a solid set of features spread throughout the lineup, there's a Passat right for all budgets.

For 2018, the Passat introduces an upgraded four-cylinder engine. The larger 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder (174 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) gains 4 hp and more miles of improved fuel economy, now 29 combined mpg (25 city/36 highway). This is still just average mpg for a midsize sedan, but what the Passat lacks in fuel efficiency, it makes up for with lively performance and pickup. The last four-cylinder we tested sprinted from 0 to 60 mph in 7.7 seconds, quick enough to make the optional V6 engine just that: optional.

2018 Volkswagen Passat models

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes in six trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, GT, and SEL Premium.

The base S starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (174 horsepower, 184 pound-feet of torque) and a six-speed automatic transmission. Standard features include 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, a rearview camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, a power-adjustable driver seat, 60/40-split folding rear seats, Bluetooth, a 5-inch touchscreen, and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, one USB port and an auxiliary audio jack. The optional Driver Assistance package adds blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking.

The R-Line adds 19-inch alloy wheels, heated side mirrors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel (with shift paddles), heated front seats, simulated leather upholstery, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, HD and satellite radio, VW's Car-Net smartphone integration (includes Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink), and unique R-Line styling elements. The S trim's optional driver aids are included, along with adaptive cruise control. An optional R-Line Lighting package adds LED headlights and taillights.

The SE builds on the R-Line features (minus R-specific styling and the large wheels) and further adds 17-inch wheels, adaptive cruise control, a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition, a sliding front armrest, rear air vents and added Car-Net functionality.

The SE's optional Technology package gets you 18-inch wheels, LED headlights and taillights, foglights, automatic wipers, a hands-free trunk opener with foot sensor, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, front and rear parking sensors, remote ignition, heated rear seats, a navigation system, an eight-speaker sound system, and an upgraded version of Car-Net. LED headlights and taillights are optional on the SE.

The new GT trim (delayed availability) is a mashup of R-Line and SE trims, with 19-inch wheels, sport-tuned suspension, sport front seats, and two-tone simulated leather upholstery among its distinguishing features. Powered by a 3.6-liter V6 engine (280 hp, 258 lb-ft of torque) and paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, think of the GT as a Passat interpretation of the Jetta GLI.

The top-trim SEL Premium bundles nearly all features from the lower trims with 18-inch wheels, power-folding mirrors, a power-adjustable passenger seat, driver-seat memory settings, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, a premium Fender audio system, a separate ski pass-through for the 60/40-split rear seats, an automated parallel-parking feature, and a lane departure warning system. The four-cylinder engine comes standard, and the V6 is optional.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our full test of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL (turbo 1.8L inline-4 | 6-speed automatic | FWD).

NOTE: Since this test was conducted, the current Passat has received some revisions, including a slightly more powerful and fuel-efficient four-cylinder engine. Our findings remain broadly applicable to this year's Passat.

Driving

6.0
The Passat's punchy turbocharged four-cylinder engine should appeal to any midsize sedan shopper looking for their car to provide a good, solid kick in the back side. Sadly, other performance elements that come into play in everyday driving are subpar.

Acceleration

6.0
The Passat's turbocharged power makes it quicker than many base-engine rivals. With the previous 1.8-liter engine, the Passat accelerated from 0 to 60 mph in a quick 7.7 seconds. This year's 2.0-liter Passat could be a tad quicker.

Braking

6.0
Our Passat has the same sort of long, spongy brake pedal we've experienced on other VWs before. It's not offensive during light applications on the highway, but it's irritating in town or when driving aggressively. Its panic-stop braking distance is average.

Steering

8.0
Vague response and nebulous feel in slower, normal driving doesn't inspire much driver confidence in the Passat. As speeds rise on the open highway, though, it stays on the straight and narrow.

Handling

6.5
Driving around long sweepers and tight corners, the Passat feels less like the big family sedan that it is. The front end seems eager to bite into a corner, but it ultimately lacks the coordination and athleticism of its rivals.

Drivability

6.0
Though the engine itself is powerful, throttle pedal response is sluggish in the default setting. You can switch to Sport mode, but then it feels too jumpy. The engine makes plenty of power, but it takes effort to drive it smoothly.

Comfort

6.5
The Volkswagen Passat shines as a supremely comfy and quiet cruiser, especially when long-distance driving is considered. If you go on a lot of road trips, especially with a full load of family or friends, it's a great choice.

Seat comfort

7.0
The firm, supportive front seats further the Passat's claim as one of the best long-distance cruisers in the segment. There is a ton of rear seat room, but the rear backrest is more upright than that of an Accord or Camry, which some could find less comfortable.

Ride comfort

5.5
The Passat is one of those cars that favors comfort over agility. It's big, soft and cushy, yet its suspension maintains control over highway bumps. It should be exactly what most family sedan shoppers are looking for.

Noise & vibration

7.5
With its torque-rich turbocharged engine that doesn't have to work so hard, there tends to be less noise emanating from its engine bay. This is especially true should you find yourself chugging up hills. Road and wind noise is nonintrusive.

Interior

8.0
The Passat is very roomy inside and easy to see out of. The controls are easy to use, too. Really, this German sedan is one of the most old-school American cars on the road. Essentially, it's a full-size sedan for the price of a midsize one.

Ease of use

7.0
The interior is not cluttered with buttons, and basic controls are easily found and deciphered. However, the touchscreen is on the small side and is placed a bit too low. The same goes for the otherwise simple climate controls.

Getting in/getting out

8.0
The doors are big and light with good-size openings. The rear is easier to access than some competitors (Ford Fusion, Mazda 6) that have sleeker, lower rooflines.

Driving position

6.0
The driver seat adjusts only six ways (most rivals offer eight) and lacks the seat cushion tilt that provides extra under-thigh support. Taller folks and long-legged drivers might wish for more steering-wheel telescoping range so they can avoid driving with their arms straight out.

Roominess

8.0
The Passat looks, feels and is enormous. The large, airy cabin has tons of head- and legroom all around. The rear passengers won't feel claustrophobic.

Visibility

8.5
Visibility is superb, aided by big windows, thin-ish pillars and a squared roofline. It's easy to see out. The long rear deck could make it difficult to back in, but a rearview camera is standard.

Quality

7.5
The Passat does not boast the standout, best-in-class interior quality of past VWs. Many materials are pleasing to touch and the switchgear is excellent, but there are a lot of hard plastics that make it seem otherwise average.

Utility

8.5
The Passat's trunk is impressively large. Never mind the numbers, it really is one of the best. Small-item storage is unremarkable and bettered by that of others, but there's still enough storage for most.

Small-item storage

7.0
It's a typical array of storage here. There's a covered bin under the center stack that holds a USB port and is big enough for even phablets. Two cupholders are of average size. The under-armrest bin is a bit small.

Cargo space

8.5
Yes, its 15.5-cubic-foot measurement is average for the segment, but in practice the exceptionally deep and wide trunk has plenty of usable space. All four adults in the cabin can each store a rather sizable suitcase.

Child safety seat accommodation

9.0
The Passat has two sets of LATCH anchors in the outboard back seats, which are easy to use. There are three tether anchors on the parcel shelf. Rear-facing car seats fit easily, and the front passenger seat doesn't need to be moved.

Technology

7.0
The Passat's technology is acceptable, both in terms of its features and the controls for them. There's little missing, but there's also little that's above and beyond the norm. Its controls are also fine, relatively vice-free, but others are better.

Audio & navigation

7.0
Both the standard 5- and optional 6.3-inch touchscreens are on the small side and positioned too low. Their functionality is just OK — it doesn't confuse or frustrate — but others are better and have sharper and better-looking graphics.

Smartphone integration

7.5
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto come standard on every trim level except the base S, which is nice. The rest of the Passat's setup is pretty standard.

Driver aids

7.5
The adaptive cruise control system maintains a natural distance and brakes and accelerates in a sensible manner. Lane keeping assist was a little obtrusive but did its job. Some unneeded forward collision warnings can happen when you're turning left onto streets with parked cars.

EdmundsScorecard

Overall7.0 / 10
Driving6.0
Comfort6.5
Interior8.0
Utility8.5
Technology7.0

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VW Passat for a Golfer
Jerry Geyer,01/17/2018
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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".
Passat SE w/Technology package
Dan Nigro,05/16/2018
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
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.
Oh What a Ride
Isabella Alton,01/31/2018
R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Beautiful car , wonderful smooth ride and awesome safety features. The technology is unmatched and the look is elegant and timeless.
Passat 2018
Paulstheman81@yahoo.com,06/02/2018
SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)
Transmission has a hesitation when driving slow and shifting from 1st to 2nd.

Features & Specs

MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
25 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
6-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
174 hp @ 5000 rpm
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Safety

Our experts like the Passat models:

Forward Collision Warning
Warns the driver if a front collision with a pedestrian or vehicle seems imminent. If necessary, can apply automatic emergency braking.
Blind-Spot Monitor
Uses rear radar sensors to warn driver of vehicles in adjacent lanes. Also illuminates icon in side mirror when a vehicle enters blind spot.
Lane Keeping Assist
Warns the driver with a flashing LED of vehicles in the blind spot. Can also apply countersteering to nudge the vehicle back into its lane.

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger4 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 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

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Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Overview

The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is offered in the following styles: R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), V6 GT 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM), SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (3.6L 6cyl 6AM).

What's a good price on a Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan?

Price comparisons for Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan S is priced between $12,000 and$17,000 with odometer readings between 1971 and50153 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan R-Line is priced between $12,950 and$24,499 with odometer readings between 11894 and67272 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan SE is priced between $13,991 and$19,995 with odometer readings between 6786 and73783 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan SE w/Technology is priced between $16,500 and$16,680 with odometer readings between 37069 and50046 miles.
  • The Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan V6 GT is priced between $19,707 and$22,627 with odometer readings between 11088 and11852 miles.

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Which used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedans are available in my area?

Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Listings and Inventory

There are currently 25 used and CPO 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedans listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $12,000 and mileage as low as 1971 miles. Simply research the type of used car you're interested in and then select a prew-owned vehicle from our massive database to find cheap used cars for sale near you. Once you have identified a used or CPO vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the Used 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan.

Shop Edmunds' car, SUV, and truck listings of over 6 million vehicles to find a cheap used, or certified pre-owned (CPO) 2018 Volkswagen Passat Sedan for sale near you.

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Should I lease or buy a 2018 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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