2021 Volkswagen Passat

MSRP range: $23,995 - $29,995
MSRP$24,990
Edmunds suggests you pay$21,964

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2021 Volkswagen Passat Review

  • Comfortable ride
  • Back seat and trunk are roomy
  • Quality sound from the available Fender audio system
  • Touchscreen is smaller than those in competitors
  • Transmission's sluggish shifting hinders performance
  • Driver engagement is pretty dull
  • SEL trim level has been dropped
  • Adaptive cruise control is now standard
  • Minor changes to standard equipment
  • Part of the fourth Passat generation introduced for 2012

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    Features & Specs

    S 4dr Sedan features & specs
    S 4dr Sedan
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A
    MSRP$23,995
    MPG 24 city / 36 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower174 hp @ 5000 rpm
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    SE 4dr Sedan features & specs
    SE 4dr Sedan
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A
    MSRP$26,995
    MPG 24 city / 36 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower174 hp @ 5000 rpm
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    R-Line 4dr Sedan features & specs
    R-Line 4dr Sedan
    2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A
    MSRP$29,995
    MPG 24 city / 36 hwy
    SeatingSeats 5
    Transmission6-speed shiftable automatic
    Horsepower174 hp @ 5000 rpm
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    Safety

    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 TestNot Tested
    Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

    FAQ

    Is the Volkswagen Passat a good car?

    The Edmunds experts tested the 2021 Passat both on the road and at the track. You probably care about Volkswagen Passat fuel economy, so it's important to know that the Passat gets an EPA-estimated 28 mpg. What about cargo capacity? When you're thinking about carrying stuff in your new car, keep in mind that the Passat has 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space. And then there's safety and reliability. Edmunds has all the latest NHTSA and IIHS crash-test scores, plus industry-leading expert and consumer reviews to help you understand what it's like to own and maintain a Volkswagen Passat. Learn more

    What's new in the 2021 Volkswagen Passat?

    According to Edmunds’ car experts, here’s what’s new for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat:

    • SEL trim level has been dropped
    • Adaptive cruise control is now standard
    • Minor changes to standard equipment
    • Part of the fourth Passat generation introduced for 2012
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    Is the Volkswagen Passat reliable?

    To determine whether the Volkswagen Passat is reliable, read Edmunds' authentic consumer reviews, which come from real owners and reveal what it's like to live with the Passat. Look for specific complaints that keep popping up in the reviews, and be sure to compare the Passat's average consumer rating to that of competing vehicles. Learn more

    Is the 2021 Volkswagen Passat a good car?

    There's a lot to consider if you're wondering whether the 2021 Volkswagen Passat is a good car. Safety scores, fuel economy, cargo capacity and feature availability should all be factors in determining whether the 2021 Passat is a good car for you. Check back soon for the official Edmunds Rating from our expert testing team Learn more

    How much should I pay for a 2021 Volkswagen Passat?

    The least-expensive 2021 Volkswagen Passat is the 2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A). Including destination charge, it arrives with a Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of about $23,995.

    Other versions include:

    • S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $23,995
    • SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $26,995
    • R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) which starts at $29,995
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    What are the different models of Volkswagen Passat?

    If you're interested in the Volkswagen Passat, the next question is, which Passat model is right for you? Passat variants include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A). For a full list of Passat models, check out Edmunds’ Features & Specs page. Learn more

    More about the 2021 Volkswagen Passat

    2021 Volkswagen Passat Overview

    The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is offered in the following submodels: Passat Sedan. Available styles include S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A), and R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A).

    What do people think of the 2021 Volkswagen Passat?

    Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat and all its trim types. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2021 Passat.

    Edmunds Expert Reviews

    Edmunds experts have compiled a robust series of ratings and reviews for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat and all model years in our database. Our rich content includes expert reviews and recommendations for the 2021 Passat featuring deep dives into trim levels and features, performance, mpg, safety, interior, and driving. Edmunds also offers expert ratings, road test and performance data, long-term road tests, first-drive reviews, video reviews and more.

    Our Review Process

    This review was written by a member of Edmunds' editorial team of expert car reviewers. Our team drives every car you can buy. We put the vehicles through rigorous testing, evaluating how they drive and comparing them in detail to their competitors.

    We're also regular people like you, so we pay attention to all the different ways people use their cars every day. We want to know if there's enough room for our families and our weekend gear and whether or not our favorite drink fits in the cupholder. Our editors want to help you make the best decision on a car that fits your life.

    What's a good price for a New 2021 Volkswagen Passat?

    2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

    The 2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $24,990. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,026 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,026 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $21,964.

    The average savings for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 12.1% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 21 2021 Volkswagen Passat S 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

    The 2021 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $27,990. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,404 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,404 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $24,586.

    The average savings for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 12.2% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 35 2021 Volkswagen Passat SE 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A)

    The 2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) can be purchased for less than the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (aka MSRP) of $30,990. The average price paid for a new 2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is trending $3,261 below the manufacturer’s MSRP.

    Edmunds members save an average of $3,261 by getting upfront special offers. The estimated special offer price in your area is $27,729.

    The average savings for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) is 10.5% below the MSRP.

    Available Inventory:

    We are showing 12 2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6A) vehicle(s) available in the Ashburn area.

    Which 2021 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) 2021 Volkswagen Passat for sale near. There are currently 89 new 2021 Passats listed for sale in your area, with list prices as low as $24,990 and mileage as low as 0 miles. Simply research the type of car you're interested in and then select a car from our massive database to find cheap vehicles for sale near you. Once you have identified a used vehicle you're interested in, check the AutoCheck vehicle history reports, read dealer reviews, and find out what other owners paid for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat. Then select Edmunds special offers, perks, deals, and incentives to contact the dealer of your choice and save up to $4,435 on a used or CPO 2021 Passat available from a dealership near you.

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    Edmunds has deep data on over 6 million new, used, and certified pre-owned vehicles, including rich, trim-level features and specs information like: MSRP, average price paid, warranty information (basic, drivetrain, and maintenance), features (upholstery, bluetooth, navigation, heated seating, cooled seating, cruise control, parking assistance, keyless ignition, satellite radio, folding rears seats ,run flat tires, wheel type, tire size, wheel tire, sunroof, etc.), vehicle specifications (engine cylinder count, drivetrain, engine power, engine torque, engine displacement, transmission), fuel economy (city, highway, combined, fuel capacity, range), vehicle dimensions (length, width, seating capacity, cargo space), car safety, true cost to own. Edmunds also provides tools to allow shopper to compare vehicles to similar models of their choosing by warranty, interior features, exterior features, specifications, fuel economy, vehicle dimensions, consumer rating, edmunds rating, and color.

    Should I lease or buy a 2021 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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