2010 Volkswagen Passat Overview
German luxury, a spacious interior and a bargain price make the 2010 Volkswagen Passat a uniquely desirable sedan.
The impetus under the Passat’s hood is a 200-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which features intercooling, direct injection and variable valve timing. Power is sent through a six-speed dual-clutch transmission to the front wheels. With fuel economy ratings of 22 mpg city and 31 mpg highway, the Passat matches the Honda Accord’s best mileage, while being just a tick behind the Nissan Altima’s best mileage. The Passat’s power slots in between four- and six-cylinder engine power ratings for those competitors.
An elegant, curvy and smooth exterior oozes luxury and dazzles with LED rear tail lamps and 17-inch wheels. Optional 18-inch wheels step the Passat’s game up a notch. High-quality leatherette covers the heated seats, while the steering wheel is wrapped in leather. A climate control system gets the temperature just right. A six-CD changer, eight-speaker stereo with media device inputs and Bluetooth connectivity set the mood and keep you in touch with your favorite mobile devices. An available navigation system features a 6.5-inch display screen and a 30 GB hard drive—20GB of which can be used for storing music files. Sirius satellite radio with Sirius traffic updates comes with the navigation system.
The 2010 Passat seats five passengers in both the sedan and wagon trims. This Komfort vehicle features more rear legroom and rear headroom than either the Honda Accord or the Nissan Altima. A trunk measuring 14.2 cubic feet beats the Honda Accord, while the 35.8 cubic feet of trunk space in the wagon is untouchable even when compared to the Honda Accord Crosstour station wagon. With all its chips in the pot, the Passat wagon achieves a maximum cargo volume of 61.8 cubic feet.
Active and passive safety features abound in the 2010 Volkswagen Passat. Electronic driver’s aids include anti-slip regulation, electronic differential lock, engine braking assist and Electronic Stability Program. Six airbags and a well engineered structure help the 2010 Volkswagen Passat sedan and wagon achieve three Four-Star ratings and one Five-Star rating in NHTSA impact testing.
Power, affordable luxury, style and generous interior room make the 2010 Volkswagen Passat and Passat Wagon great choices for family journeys and your daily commute.