2018 Volkswagen Passat Roanoke VA
After a refresh to its look in 2017, could the Passat get any better? As it turns out, yes. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes to shoppers at your Roanoke VA dealership, First Team Volkswagen, with an updated 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, the new GT trim level and a fresh new warranty to sweeten the deal and increase resale value.
Though Volkswagen is a German automaker, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is proudly assembled at the manufacturing facility in Chattanooga Tennessee. The new model year replaces the base 1.8-liter turbocharged engine with the new 2.0-liter one, which offers a slight boost in horsepower to 174, while also improving fuel economy. The 2018 Passat earns an EPA-estimated 25 city and 36 highway mpg rating, which is impressive for the midsize sedan segment.
Why choose the 2018 VW Passat?
Fans of the Passat typically appreciate the model for its refined look, which stands out just a bit for its chiseled hood and chrome bar grille. The R-Line trim, which offered a sportier appearance package, was introduced last year. For 2018, VW steps it up with a new GT trim that offers GTI-inspired styling, but also packs the 3.6-liter V6 engine under the hood. Previously, this powertrain was only available at the top trim level.
With the new trim level, which will be released mid-model year, there are a total of six trims for the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Standard features found in the base S trim include automatic headlights, a rearview camera system, a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes, cloth seating, 5-inch touchscreen infotainment with Bluetooth, MP3 playback and a CD player and power windows and locks.
This year, the warranty for the 2018 Volkswagen Passat is an impressive upgrade over previous model years. The new People First Warranty is a transferable bumper-to-bumper warranty that covers manufacturer defects for six years or 72,000 miles, which is double the coverage of the previous new car warranty.
Considering the 2018 Volkswagen Passat? Find out if it’s the right choice for you when you stop by First Team Volkswagen for a test drive.