2017 Volkswagen Passat Washington DC
The 2017 Volkswagen Passat near Washington DC is here to add a degree of style to the midsize sedan class. Volkswagen starts everything off by offering multiple engine options that provide both excellent power and fuel economy ratings. The car’s performance is then supplemented by a long list of comfort, safety and technology features. The end result is a stylish and comfortable sedan that pushes reaches the limits of luxury while offering turbocharged performance.
Versatility is key with the new Passat. The variety that starts with the two engine options is carried forward through the Passat’s five trim levels and multiple added packages. As VW’s flagship sedan, the Passat has access to all of the latest technology systems the company has to offer. Several upgrades and revisions have been made to update the sedan for the new model year. New features have been added to the car’s various trim levels, creating the most advanced Passat yet.
Two engine options are offered on the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. Base models include a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine as standard equipment. This engine produces 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Also available is a 3.6-liter V-6 engine that pushes the performance numbers up to 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.
The Passat earns the best fuel economy ratings when equipped with the base four-cylinder engine. Estimates on this engine check in at 25 city/38 highway miles per gallon. If the Passat’s optional V-6 engine is chosen, fuel economy drops slightly. The more powerful engine option is rated at 20 city/28 highway miles per gallon.
Volkswagen offers several systems that help keep the Passat safe. These include forward collision warnings with automatic braking, rear cross traffic alerts, blind spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alerts, a rearview camera, lane departure warnings and the VW Car-Net telematics system, which includes automatic crash notifications and roadside assistance.
2017 Volkswagen Passat Trim Levels and Features
Volkswagen offers the 2017 Passat in five main trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, SEL and SEL Premium. Each trim offers a variety of standard and available features. The car can be equipped with:
Bluetooth, USB and auxiliary connectivity
Heated side mirrors
Heated front seats
HD and satellite radio
Auto-dimming rearview mirror
Heated front and rear seats
Keyless entry and ignition
Fender premium audio system
LED headlights and taillights
- Touchscreen infotainment system