2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport

At a Glance

Pricing $21,120 - $35,660
Drive Types FWD
Engines 1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 3.6l V6
Transmissions A6, M5, M6, SM6
Fuel Economy 20-30 (city), 28-44 (highway)

The long-running Passat is Volkswagen's midsized sedan. In 2012, Volkswagen developed an all-new Passat for the North American market that is larger than the model sold around the world. This mirrors the strategy employed by Honda with the Accord and Toyota with the Camry. The increased length and width have created one of the roomiest rear seats in the segment. Most Passat models are powered by four-cylinder turbo. Other choices include a more powerful 3.6l V6 engine in top-end models and a version of VW's 2.0l turbo diesel. The Passat TDI is rated by the EPA at an impressive 30/42 (city/highway). This is exceptional mileage for the class without the complexity of a hybrid powertrain. The only downside is price. A Passat with leather seats tops $30,000 which is thousands higher than others in the segment. The Passat is assembled in Chattanooga, TN.

What Changed:

New TDI four-cylinder.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI MSRP
Passat 1.8T S 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 24 / 35 / 29 $21,120
Passat 1.8T S 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 $22,220
Passat 1.8T SE 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 $26,020
Passat 1.8T Sport 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) M5 FWD 24 / 35 / 29 $26,635
Passat 1.8T Sport 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 $27,835
Passat 1.8T SEL Premium 1.8l I4 T (170-bhp) A6 FWD 24 / 36 / 29 $31,475
Passat TDI SE 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) M6 FWD 30 / 44 / 36 $26,825
Passat TDI SE 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30 / 42 / 35 $28,840
Passat TDI SEL Premium 2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp) SM6 FWD 30 / 42 / 35 $33,585
Passat V6 SEL Premium 3.6l V6 (280-bhp) SM6 FWD 20 / 28 / 24 $35,660