The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize 4-door sedan. Key competitors include the Chevrolet Malibu, Chrysler 200, Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata, Kia Optima, Nissan Ultima, Mazda 6, Subaru Legacy, and Toyota Camry. Volkswagen offers a 2015 Volkswagen Passat1.8T, TDI Clean Diesel, and V6 model series. Depending on the series, trim levels include S, Wolfsburg Edition, SE, Sport Edition, and Sel Premium.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Engine
A turbocharged, 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine is standard in the 1.8T Passat. It makes 170 horsepower and is available with a 5-speed manual gearbox or automatic transmission 6-speed. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI Clean Diesel gets a new turbocharged, 2.0 liter, 4-cylinder diesel engine for 2015, one rated to 150 horsepower and 236 lb.-Put of torque, with maximum torque available from 1.750 rpm. The clean diesel is paired with the transmission 6-speed manual or a Shift 6-speed Direct Gearbox (DSG) automatic transmission manual, the latter designed to operate like an automatic transmission in the driver’s perspective. The Passat V6 is equipped with a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V-6 engine and a DSG 6-speed.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Fuel Economy
According to the EPA, 2015 Volkswagen Passat fuel economy Passat 1.8T model ranges from a low of 24 mpg in the city of 36 mpg on the highway, depending on transmission choice. Volkswagen installation of new tires and low-rolling-resistance to the 2015 Passat 1.8T in a bid to improve fuel economy, and the result is a 1-mpg increase on both waves. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat Clean Diesel fuel-economy ratings range from a low of 30 mpg in the city of 44 mpg on the highway, and Volkswagen says a new, higher figure freeway gives this model a range of more than 800 miles. The Passat V6 is rated to return 20 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway.
2015 Volkswagen Passat Safety
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a Bluetooth connection to the music-streaming capability, and all kinds of basic Passat S equipped with Volkswagen Car-Net smartphone to pair technology and services. Highlights of Car-Net include safety features such as automatic crash notification and Manual Emergency Call, and the ability to access different features of the vehicle remotely from a smartphone. You can even use Last Parked work to find Passat if you’ve forgotten where you left off. Car-Net and provides speed alert and features of the border alert, which are useful at home when teen drivers may have access to a car.
Additional technology highlights include a reversing camera, touch-screen infotainment system with HD Radio, navigation system, premium audio system, and 2015 Volkswagen Passat keyless access with push-button engine starting.