Volkswagen Passat 2017

4.8 (107 votes)


  • Turbo four-cylinder standard, V-6 available
  • Sporty R-Line trim available
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity available
  • Forward collision warning with automatic braking now standard
  • Five-seat family sedan


  • Bottom seat cushions don't tilt
  • Some imitation leather is unconvincing
  • Diesel model on hold
  • Ancient gauge-cluster display (most trims)
  • Humdrum styling
  • Steering wheel doesn't lower far enough


  • Excellent ride, handling
  • Acceleration
  • Extremely spacious interior, front and back
  • Great value

Volkswagen Passat 2017 Specs

$22,440–$33,995 MSRP range
170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Combined MPG
23-27 Combined MPG
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Front-wheel Drive
Body Type
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Roadside Assistance
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Powertrain
60 months / 60,000 miles

Volkswagen Passat 2017 Reviews

Excellent value

Extremely roomy and comfortable. Faster than 170hp would suggest, and easily 37mpg onroad trips. Advanced driver aids work extremely well. Great value for the money!

by Mike on May 25, 2018

feels like a higher-end German car

I was looking for a Sonata-Accord-Camry kind of car and tried them before looking at the Passat. It feels more solid than the others and seems quieter as well. The turbo inline 4 has surprising power ...

by feelgud from Tallahassee, Florida on June 14, 2018

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