2017 VW Passat Review

The Volkswagen Passat has been a favorite midsize sedan for families for years, and the 2017 model is no different. In this 2017 Volkswagen Passat review, we’ll help drivers from across the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach area learn more about this vehicle by taking a closer look at its technology, safety and performance.

For more information or to schedule a test drive, please contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.

2017 Volkswagen Passat Technology Features

When it comes to technology, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat has a lot to offer, like available Car-Net® App-Connect, which allows drivers to pair their compatible smartphone and access maps, music and more directly from the car’s touchscreen display. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to make and receive hands-free phone calls thanks to built-in Bluetooth® technology.

When it comes to entertainment, the VW Passat doesn’t hold back. The optional Fender® premium audio system, for example, packs 400 watts of power and delivers crystal clear audio to every seating position. Not only that, you can also enjoy a three-month trial subscription to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio, which opens up hundreds of channels for music, news, sports, comedy and much more.

VW Passat Safety Review

The Passat comes with seven unique, stability-enhancing safety features in addition to a collection active safety feature and a high strength safety cage. Because of these and other safety features, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat was awarded a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating1 by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 

The safety cage features front and rear crumple zones that help to absorb impact energy and distribute it away from the passenger compartment. Plus, specially made, high strength steel has been utilized in strategic places in the exterior build so the Passat is actually more sturdy, as well.

Other impressive safety features include:

  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Intelligent Crash Response System

Volkswagen Passat Performance Specs

The base engine of the 2017 VW Passat is a 1.8-liter turbocharged engine. This engine uses turbo technology to pull cool air into the engine which helps give it its exceptional performance. Meanwhile, available paddle shifters located on the steering wheel make it easier for more hands-on drivers to control gear changes with the push of a finger.

The Volkswagen Passat also features an available DSG automatic transmission that offers seamless shifts and quick acceleration, all while optimizing fuel consumption so you can go further before having to fill up.

If you’re interested in more power, you can opt for the available V6 engine which produces 280 horsepower (compared to 170 horsepower in the 1.8-liter turbo) along with 258 lb-ft of torque (compared to 184 lb-ft).

VW Passat Review

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat or to schedule a test drive, please contact us at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine – proudly serving drivers from across the Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita and Newport Beach area.

 

1 Government star ratings are part of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov).