The 2015 Volkswagen Passat diesel has received an updated engine. This engine offers the enhanced 10 more horse power and better fuel efficiency as compared to the previous model for its users. There are other minor changes are there in the vehicle that mainly consists of equipment shuffling.
If you are willing to possess a spacious midsize sedan at the price of a mainstream midsizer with European style and breeding; then 2015 Volkswagen Passat is exactly the one meant for you. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat will impress its drivers in every manner with its accommodation cabin, refined ride, tailored styling and composed handling. Appeal of the car is really high as it is the only car in its segment that offers fuel sipping diesel engine (TDI). It offers impressive rates for the vehicle i.e. 34 miles per gallon combined.
The spacious interior of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat caters to American taste by enabling stretch out room for adults. It is for both; rear and front along with ample cargo capacity within its huge trunk. Moreover the car shoppers have various engines to make selection from. The 2015 Volkswagen Passat offers fuel efficiency with turbocharged engine i.e. 1.8-liter four cylinder. In case you look for the maximum thrust then it is with 3.6-liter V6 engine.
No doubt there is much in 2015 Volkswagen Passat that one may like a lot but at the same time its rivals are competitive enough to give it tough time in every manner. The Honda Accord and Nissan Altima are at the top of the list in the rivals as they offer more fuel efficient engine i.e. four cylinder gasoline engine as compared to the Passat’s 1.8T. Mazda 6 is also in line with sporty handling and 2015 Ford Fusion with its extremely stylish looks making itself a compelling alterative to the 2015 Volkswagen Passat.
Power-trains of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat:
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a front wheel drive. It is offered in the market offering choice of three different engines.
All the trim levels of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat have been well equipped with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine except the TDI. They offer 184 pond feet of torque and 170 horsepower. The S and sports trim can be with a five speed manual or six speed automatic. Similarly the other trim levels like SE, SEL Premium and Wolfsburg are offered with automatic only. In performance test the 2015 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SEL was seen to reach from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 7.7 seconds.
Estimated fuel economy values of the vehicle are 28 miles per gallon combined i.e. 24 miles per gallon within the city and 36 miles per gallon on highway. With automatic these values are 28 miles per gallon i.e. 24 miles per gallon within the city and 35 miles per gallon on highway. Similarly with manual the values are 28 miles per gallon combined i.e. 24 miles per gallon within the city and 35 miles per gallon on highway. For a four cylinder mid size sedan these values are really impressive but then again rivals are offering 2-3 miles per gallon better as compared to the 2015 Volkswagen Passat.
TDI that comes in SEL Premium and SE versions have been equipped with four cylinder 2.0-liter diesel engine offering 236 lb ft torque and 150 horsepower. The SE version is offered with six speed automated manual transmission or six speed manual. For this trim level the estimated fuel economy values are 34 miles per gallon combined i.e. 30 miles per gallon within the city and 42 miles per gallon on highway. Similarly for automatic these values are 35 miles per gallon i.e. 30 miles per gallon within the city and 44 miles per gallon on highway.
The strongest engine for 2015 Volkswagen Passat is a 3.6-liter V6. It offers 280 horsepower and 258 lb ft of torque.
Most of the buyers of the 2015 Volkswagen Passat are happy with its 1.8-liter engine. It is smooth, quick and offers good fuel economy. For all those who are more inclined towards higher power as compared to high fuel mileage, V6 3.6-liter engine delivers the best in every prospect.
On highway the 2015 Volkswagen Passat is comfortable and quiet. Around the turns, the steering is precise in a reasonable manner. Overall the Passet earns high marks for its refined demeanor and relaxed posture in everyday driving.
Safety offered by the 2015 Volkswagen Passat:
The safety features offered by the 2015 Volkswagen Passat are as follows:
- Antilock disc brakes
- traction control
- Stability control
- front side airbags
- front and rear side curtain airbags
- a rearview camera
- automatic crash notification
- remote vehicle access
- roadside assistance
- geo fencing
- stolen vehicle location
All in all the 2015 Volkswagen is a complete package for the car shoppers.