2021 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Reviews
Can't believe I'm the first to write one of these for 2021. This car is mostly overlooked but is worth the time and test drive. Dollar for Dollar it's as good as all the other brands and better than some. It's better than the Camry for sure. It's bigger than the Mazda 6, Sonata and K5 but not as nice looking especially on the inside. However, This car is comfortable and in the SE trim you get everything you need or similar to what the Accord gives you in an EX-L trim for thousands less. The engine is typical VW fantastic. No turbo lag at all and good gas mileage. Took a 1300 mile road trip and averaged around 35 mpg on the HWY going about 78 mph. In mixed spirited driving you'll see close to 30 mpg maybe a bit less. All in all the car has all the features you need such as emergency braking, radar cruise, apple car play, and a regular sunroof which is what I like.... I hate those large moonroofs. The car looks nice on the outside with fantastic looking wheels. Those Giti tires which I had never heard of seem to do the job just fine in rain or dry conditions. The only few negatives are: 1. The multimedia is smaller than others but has all the same functions... and it actually sounds better than most of the other standard radios in it's class. 2. The front seats can't adjust for tilt in SE trim but it's not real bad... just annoying. 3. The steering wheel is a bit thin but shaped nicely. 4. The interior design is a bit dull from even the previous model... weird how they would go backwards on something like this... All in all with paid for maintenance and good predicted reliability I think this is a great car that drives like a German car should. These are just more fun than the others..don't know why and how.