We also like the Mazda 6, which has the sportiest handling of the group, as well as the stylish , whose eco-themed counterpart, the , makes for a compelling alternative to a diesel Passat. However, features increasingly available on family sedans, such as blind-spot monitoring, lane-departure warning and frontal collision warning aren't available. Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions and other requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. And in addition, you can purchase our Volkswagen Care and Volkswagen Care Plus programs to maintain the health of your car over the long haul. In winter driving conditions, vehicle control — and safe operation — under braking and cornering is especially dependent upon the rear tires.
Introduced for 2012, Volkswagen's midsized sedan was redesigned and optimized for the American market. Move the under engine cover out of the way towards the back of the car. Be sure to record the oil change in your service records. Ask your dealer about availability of options and accessories and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered. Diesel Passats do require a liquid additive called AdBlue that reduces harmful emissions. Lower the new filter in to the housing and spin it on in a few turns by hand in the clockwise direction to prevent it from becoming cross threaded.
The round black plastic oil filter cap is located at the front left passenger side corner of the engine. That's not typically the case with hybrid sedans. Insert the automotive funnel in to the oil filler hole. The appearance is simple, perhaps dated but very clean and crisp. The and are a couple of staff favorites, as their base four-cylinder gasoline engines are even more fuel-efficient than the Passat's 1. Vehicle information is based off standard equipment and may vary from vehicle to vehicle. Many of the upper trims' features can be had on lower trims as options, either individually or via packages.
The ample trunk can swallow 15. Excludes tax title license registration options and dealer fees. Around turns, the steering is reasonably precise, although there's not much feel for the road and some drivers find it a tad heavy at low speeds. And each year the stakes are raised as new sedans increase in sophistication. Double check that the oil drain bolt is tight before moving on to the next steps.
So go ahead, give that athlete a lift. The old oil might still be hot enough to burn your fingers. Warming up the engine will help suspend any contaminants within the old oil and also allow it to drain out more quickly. Driving Impressions We think most buyers will be quite happy with the 1. The Passat is offered as a front-wheel drive four-door sedan with three engine choices; a 170-hp, 1. Original equipment sizes are based on the best information currently available to us. This new engine provides readily available power and achieves 28 mpg overall -- very commendable for such a large sedan.
The seatback cushion is fairly upright, however, which can result in taller occupants' heads grazing the roof. In Edmunds brake testing, a Passat 3. The use of winter tires while improving traction performance in snow and ice — requires special care with regard to acceleration, braking, cornering and speed. The compatible part may vary depending on the model year and whether your car has the 2. This authorization is not required to complete the purchase or lease of any Volkswagen product.
In addition to the thrifty diesel, the Passat can be had with a peppy yet fuel-efficient turbocharged 1. All new 2015 Passats also come with one year or 10,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance. Midrange models receive Volkswagen's V-Tex faux-leather seating surfaces, while high-end trims get the real thing along with wood-grain trim. This newest-generation Passat bucks the flavor-of-the-month style contest that's going on in much of the midsize-sedan segment. Back out of your driveway using your helpful rearview camera, then crank up the tunes on your touchscreen sound system.
It is important to drive with care, not only on snow and ice, but on dry and wet roads as well. The latter is especially true when the Passat is paired with its new base engine, a 170-horsepower 1. This authorization is not required to complete the purchase or lease of any Volkswagen product. The complaint may be petty but its just annoying that a newer vehicle would have this issue. If the oil drain bolt is equipped with a crush washer, inspect it and replace it if necessary. In government crash testing, the Passat scored a , with five for frontal impact protection and five for side crash protection. Sticky door handles in the middle of winter and early mornings for work are a recipe for disaster.
Given that builds the Passat in Tennessee expressly for the American market, this made-for-the-U. This authorization is not required to complete the purchase or lease of any Volkswagen product. Your information has been saved. Mentioned to the dealer on oil change visit and they changed the seal under warranty. There are four T25 screws on the passenger side of the cover and four T25 screws on the driver side. The added sport mode and manual shift makes this car a blast to drive.
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat resides in one of the fiercest automotive segments — that of the midsize family sedan. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. This authorization is not required to complete the purchase or lease of any Volkswagen product. With its neatly tailored styling, accommodating cabin, composed handling and refined ride, the Passat will very likely impress you on a test-drive. This is my 5th car with a camera and not 1 has taken more than a few seconds. In Edmunds testing, a Passat 3. If you removed the engine cover, gently push it back down in to place.