A left profile view of a white 2018 Volkswagen Passat driving through the factory

2018 Volkswagen Passat near Cleveland, OH 

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat near Cleveland, OH, which is now available for sale at the Spitzer VW showroom, has picked up some new features that will reignite a buyer's interest. Customers looking for an affordable and well-equipped sedan can schedule a test drive with the 2018 Passat today. Volkswagen has given the 2018 model an upgraded four-cylinder engine as well as a brand-new high-performance trim that is equipped with a spirited V-6 power plant. Additionally, the automaker has expanded the availability of some of its active driver-assistance programs to the entry-level trim grades. Buyers looking for a more up-tempo experience can choose the new GT trim which combines many of the features found on the existing SE and R-Line models.

Two of the most impressive elements of the 2018 VW Passat are the sedan's overall passenger comfort and available technology. Independent online reviews have praised the current Passat for offering a smooth ride as well as a passenger cabin that does a better job of eliminated intrusive road noise than many of its top rivals. Volkswagen engineers have also made the 2018 Passat one of the most intelligent vehicles in its class. Every trim grade above the entry-level S model comes with an infotainment system that is compatible with applications for Apple- and Android-based smartphones. Furthermore, the same independent reviews that were referenced earlier gave strong marks to the user interface of the infotainment system.

 

 

 

A front left quarter view of a white 2018 VW Passat parked in a factory

Performance

Customers will have two engine options for the 2018 VW Passat. The standard setup pairs a turbocharged, 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine to a six-speed automatic transmission; making 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. GT models get a 280-horsepower V-6.

 

An interior view of the 2018 Passat showing the available touchscreen interface found in some models

Fuel Economy

For the current model, the four-cylinder engine adds four additional horsepower over the previous one. Additionally, the base powertrain can also record fuel economy scores of 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Both improved figures over the 2017 version.

 

A rear view of the 2018 Passat showing the large trunk lid which makes loading easier

Trunk Space

At first glance, the 15.5 cubic-feet of trunk space allotted by the 2018 Passat may not seem that impressive. However, its practical design makes it one of the best trunk's in the class with more than enough rooms to have a fully-packed suitcase for each adult that is riding in the passenger cabin.