2018 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual

2018 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual
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The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has easy access to the rear seats, which is an advantage compared to the competition. The seat and steering wheel are adjustable and can be adjusted to suit the driver’s preferences. The large glass and the square shape of the roof open a high-quality view of the surrounding space.

The cabin is spacious and comfortable, and all functions are easy to use. The center console does not have a huge number of buttons and controls. In the center is the touch screen, which has shifted slightly downwards.

The finish is high-quality, but quite restrained even in comparison with its predecessors.

Comfort systems and assistants

The equipment varies depending on the configuration of the model. Choosing the basic version, the user gets light alloy wheels with a radius of 16 inches, an adjustable driver’s seat, climate control, a rear view camera and adaptive lights. The car has a 5-inch touch screen and an acoustic system with 6 speakers. In improved versions, the screen diagonal is larger and is 6.3 inches.

Auxiliary systems include ACC, lane departure control, adaptive cruise control, adaptive light, lane keeping control, all-round vision, blind spot monitoring, parking assistant, collision avoidance, and others.


The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize sedan that offers a comfortable and spacious interior, making it a popular choice for families and commuters alike. It is known for its solid build quality and European styling.

Vehicle Dimensions:

  • Length: 191.9 inches
  • Width: 72.2 inches
  • Height: 58.5 inches
  • Curb Weight: Approximately 3,260 to 3,571 pounds
  • Wheelbase: 110.4 inches
  • Wheel Size: 16 to 19 inches

Model Variants:

  • Passat S
  • Passat SE
  • Passat SEL
  • Passat R-Line
  • Passat GT

Engine Options:

  • 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged engine (174 to 174 horsepower)
  • 3.6-liter V6 engine (280 horsepower)

Transmission Options:

6-speed automatic

6-speed manual (available on select trims)

Fuel Efficiency (Combined):

Varies by engine option, typically ranging from 23 to 29 miles per gallon (mpg)

Cargo Capacity:

Approximately 15.9 cubic feet of trunk space

Interior Features:

  • Quality materials and craftsmanship
  • Spacious seating for five
  • Infotainment system with touchscreen display
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
  • Available leather upholstery

Safety Features:

  • Anti-lock Braking System (ABS)
  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • Multiple airbags (front, side, and curtain)
  • Adaptive cruise control (available on higher trims)

Notable Features:

Smooth and comfortable ride quality

Generous rear legroom

Family-friendly features

Available V6 engine for added performance

Competitors from other manufacturers:

  • Honda Accord
  • Toyota Camry
  • Ford Fusion
  • Chevrolet Malibu
  • Nissan Altima
  • Subaru Legacy
  • Hyundai Sonata