We knew Volkswagen’s Dieselgate fix wasn’t going to be easy, and we’ve been concerned that the repair might affect fuel economy. Well, it appears that our fears might have been justified, as Automotive News Europe says the proposed software fix for 2.0-liter diesel Passats is causing an increase high fuel consumption.…
The Volkswagen Passat is what happens when Germans beige-ify a mid-size sedan to satisfy the American market. What do you need to know before you buy a Volkswagen Passat? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide.
America loves it some mid-size sedans. Wagons might be more practical and crossovers are now outselling the humble four-door, but mid-sizers remain the chariot of choice for a massive swath of the population. Nearly every automaker offers one and each comes in dozens of flavors, so how do you pick the best? We’re…
I think America's Volkswagen Passat is a good barometer for how the Europeans think of us. It is boring, slow, big, cheap-feeling, kind of ugly, and not fun to drive. Volkswagen gives us that car while they simultaneously look down on us, all while struggling to understand our market and sell cars in it.
Volkswagen put extendable head-up display and lots of other gadgets into the 2015 Passat in order to make it the best-selling sedan once again. America, this is what you're missing.
Hope you're gained some kind of acceptance for the way the Volkswagen Passat looks right now, because the one we get in the U.S. is probably going to be sticking around for a few more years. On other continents, the Passat is ready for a redo and these are the first sketches of the new car. Damn, it looks OK.
There might an issue if you're in the market for some of the best-selling Volkswagens. According to a dealer memo obtained by Jalopnik, some 2014 models are under a stop-sale order over transmission problems. This means the cars can't be sold until there's a fix.
We know that the new gasoline-burning BlueMotion Passat is digging deep into VW's BlueMotion rucksack of tricks to get a very impressive 42 MPG without any electric motors, diesel fuel, or black, black magic. Without black magic, the only color here is blue, which to VW, means green. Got it?
Did you know the Volkswagen Passat is 40 years old this year? I know! The current model doesn’t look a day over 5.
Volkswagen will introduce this Alltrack Concept at the New York Auto Show next week, because apparently that's more fun than just coming out and saying "maybe we'll build a wagon version of the new Volkswagen Passat." Because that's what this is. A diesel-powered, Outback-flavored European Passat wagon.
I've just picked Golden Corral as the 2012 Mike Spinelli Restaurant of the Year. Oh, I don't give a damn about quality, technology, product-use experience or any other childish bullshit like that. I care about profits, dude, big friggin' profits.
Volkswagen just released these two Super Bowl commercials. The first is an awesome take on a tiny Darth Vader trying to use the Force to control everything from a doll to the new Passat. It's cute, and it works.
Volkswagen vows that the 2012 Passat will lead the German automaker back to glory in America. Step one: Cutting $7,000 from the Passat's price. Here's what happens to a near-luxury car when the bean counters get behind the wheel.
Einhorn is a MAN! Word out of Detroit today is Volkswagen's New Midsize Sedan will wear the company's Passat badge. As the NMS, the new Passat will attend the larger end of the midsize class, where the cool kids sit.
Here's likely the first image of the upcoming Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan, set to emerge from the Chattanooga, Tenn., factory next year. It looks slightly different from the upcoming Europe-only version of the Passat. What does VW have against excitement?
Before we North Americans called it a Passat, even before we called it a Quantum, the Dasher was one of the first water-cooled Volkswagens ever seen on these shores. Let's watch another vintage Car & Track review!