Redefining the Ordinary Through Style and Technology: The 2019 Volkswagen Passat

When you hear the term "sedan," you may think about that small four-door model your parents got you as a teenager, or even the often faded and broken-down cars you see in movies which satirize the boredom people often feel when driving through daily traffic. Sedans and plainness often tend to be associated with each other, but when it comes to the Volkswagen Passat, you will find very little is ordinary or plain with this midsize sedan. While the 2019 Volkswagen Passat is a roomy and safe sedan the whole family can enjoy, it is also a tech-savvy and turbocharged fun-machine on wheels that you can simply use for a leisurely cruise around your neighborhood when the mood strikes. With all of its available technology, its turbocharged performance, and its comfortable ride quality, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat could be everything you seek in your next midsize sedan, and then some!

This comfortable midsize sedan comes available in two trim levels, the Wolfsburg Edition and SE R-Line, as well as a number of stylish and vibrant colors. Choose from any one of these metallic shades of brilliance: Reflex Silver, Deep Black Pearl, Pure White, Platinum Grey, Fortana Red, Tourmaline Blue, and Terra Brown. 

2019 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Review Lakewood COTurbocharged Performance Kicks Up the Excitement and Efficiency

When you first start up the new Volkswagen Passat, you might not be able to help feeling a rush of excitement and chills, thanks to its turbocharged engine performance. The new Passat is powered by a 2.0-liter, 174-horsepower TSI® four-cylinder engine which features an intercooler and a turbocharged compressor that takes in cool air from the outside and gives your midsize sedan a nice boost as you accelerate. Turbocharged engines offer a bit more fuel economy than other engines on the market because the increased aspiration in the engine helps to keep it cool and saves it from consuming excess fuel in the long-run. If you are someone who seeks long-term fuel savings, you might not be disappointed in the Passat, which can travel an EPA-estimated 25 miles to the gallon in the city and 36 miles to the gallon on the highway.

The engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission, which delivers quick and immediate transition between gears that is seamless and helps kick off your driving experience the right way. Want to enjoy a bit more excitement in your daily drive? Then simply use the Tiptronic® steering wheel paddle shifters and throw the car in Sport Mode to enjoy a customizable acceleration with extra power, similar to the acceleration of a manual transmission without the hassle of operating a clutch pedal. The Volkswagen Passat may be a midsize sedan any licensed driver can operate, but the Tiptronic® Sport Mode allows you to coast through the streets like a true professional.

Take Comfort in the Passat!

Your experience as the driver may only be the first part of what makes the Volkswagen Passat so special. As a midsize sedan, the Passat is designed to be roomy, but as a Volkswagen midsize sedan, the Passat is designed to go above and beyond with the comfort it provides your passengers. The 2019 Passat seats five, including the driver, and features a passenger volume of 102 cubic feet, which is closer to the volume of a midsize SUV. This spacious capacity is distributed in a way that maximizes leg room for your rear passengers, without compromising the relaxation you and your copilot will enjoy up front. Overall, the 2019 Passat is hailed by consumers and automotive experts alike for its tranquil and cozy ride quality, no matter where you choose to sit!

If you like the feel and comfort of leather seating in your car, then you might appreciate the upholstery of the Passat, which comes styled with V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces. As a leatherette blend, these seats are more comfortable and stain-resistant than the average cloth blend and are quite easy to clean when the need arises.2019 Volkswagen Passat Edmunds Review Lakewood CO

Intelligent Safety for Protected Mobility

You might ask yourself how family-friendly the Passat is and what types of safety features you can expect to find in this sporty midsize sedan. You are quite right to ask these types of questions. As the Passat is offered in only trim levels, you will find a great deal of useful safety features come standard, no matter which of the two you choose. As with all other Volkswagen models, then Passat come standard with all of the basic essentials such as a high-strength steel safety cage, the Automatic Post Collision Braking System, Tire Pressure Monitoring System, and Intelligent Crash Response, system, among many other features.

However, when you take the Passat for that first test drive, you might notice a lot of other helpful technologies guiding your way. Some of these features are standard on both trims, while others are available on the SE R-Line, but all of them use special sensors and cameras to keep you alerted and informed of impending dangers; they can also help regulate basic vehicle functions to help you keep pace with other cars on the highway. Available safety applications include:

  • Blind Spot Monitor (standard on both trims)
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert (standard on both trims)
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

Connect to Your Car!

Many sedans may be associated with mediocrity, but the Passat is associated with technology, whether said technology is a helpful guide inside the car or outside. The Passat comes standard with the VWE Car-Net® Security and Service, which allows you to control and monitor certain aspects of your car from an application you can download right from your smartphone. You may use the VW Car-Net® mobile app to lock and unlock your car, activate the headlights, and start the engine; but the system is also quite useful in keeping you alerted to certain vehicle functions. This app features a sunroof rain notification, if the sunroof is left open, as well as an open vehicle notification and a parking information tool to keep you informed of accessible off-street parking when you are driving in the city.

Test Drive the New Volkswagen Passat Today

The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is the turbocharged, tech-savvy, fun-filled driving machine that aims to defy conventional notions of what a sedan should be. Whether you travel alone or with the family in to, the Volkswagen Passat will not let you down. Head to your area Volkswagen dealership and test drive the 2019 Volkswagen Passat today!

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