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2017 Volkswagen Passat


City 20 - 23 MPG Hwy 28 - 34 MPG

Safety Rating

  • Overall Safety:
    5 stars
  • Frontal Crash:
    4 stars
  • Side Crash:
    5 stars

Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

Consumer Reviews Write a Review

Overall Rating:
4.8 (out of 5)
Value 4.8
Exterior 4.7
Interior 4.7
Comfort 4.8
Performance 4.6
Reliability 4.8
Best car I ever owned

by rscrossi from Malden, MA | October 31, 2019

Am I glad I went to Wellesley VW and got to meet Andreas. With my credit rating I was very uncertain of finally getting own a VW Passat. Andreas was a whole lot more positive than me. Not only he was a salesman but he made me feel we have known each other and in turn made a friend. 5 star rating is not enough for Andreas, Rami (finance manager) and Wellesley VW. There should be 5 more starts up there. Andreas, and Wellesley VW will give you what you want for your trade-in and how much you can spend on your next purchase and you will get a great car with great price sold to you by a great guy.

Best Car I ever owned

by Car from Somerville | October 02, 2019

This car has everything that I want and nothing I don`t want. Trying to get a package with just basic leather seating and larger rims was impossible with all VW competition without spending $1000`s more for options I didn`t want. VW gets me

Best price and look for the money!

by Jasonsj1 from Bozeman, Montana | September 18, 2019

This car was 18 months old when I bought it. A lot of bang for the buck (under $17000). Turbo, 4-cyliner great fuel economy at 32mpg.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat Overview


The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a mid-size sedan with turbo 4-cylinder and V-6 engine options. It competes with Mazda Mazda6, Honda Accord, and Hyundai Sonata. This year, it receives additional standard safety features and a V-6/SE trim model.

Four trims are available: the S, SE, SEL Premium, and R-Line.

Unlike other mid-size sedans, the Passat has more conventional, understated styling. The front grille stretches out to align with the headlights end-to-end. The outer edges of the front fascia are slightly flared out for more visual interest. A long, sleek body line extends across the side from the headlight to taillight. Power side mirrors with turn signal indicators and 16-inch alloy wheels come standard. Heated side mirrors, a rear spoiler, and LED lighting for the headlights and daytime running lamps are also available. The R-Line trim has sportier exterior styling and unique 19-inch alloy wheels.

Under the hood, the Passat is powered by a 170-hp, turbocharged 1.8-liter 4-cylinder engine mated to 6-speed automatic transmission. A more powerful 280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 is also available paired with a manual or a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic. Fuel economy for the 1.8-liter model is an EPA-estimated 23/34 mpg city/highway. It lowers to a 20/28 mpg rating for the V-6 model.

Inside, the Passat has a premium cloth interior with a 60/40 split-folding rear seat. The center stack houses a standard MIB II infotainment system, which includes a 5-inch display, Bluetooth connectivity for phone and audio, and a USB port. It can be upgraded with a larger 6.33-inch display, an integrated navigation system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto compatibility, and Car-Net App-Connect services for roadside assistance, crash notifications, stolen vehicles location assistance, and speed/boundary alerts for parents with teens. Standard features include air conditioning, cruise control, and power windows/locks. Leatherette seating, a power moonroof, dual-zone automatic climate control, power/heated front seats, heated rear seats, and push-button start are available as well.

The Passat earned a full 5-star overall crash test safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking are now standard. Available features include a blind spot monitoring system with rear cross-traffic alert and adaptive cruise control.