2018 VW Passat

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

The 2018 VW Passat is a midsize sedan that seats five people. The current year uses a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to replace the previous 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder, which produces more torque and fuel economy. Six trims are available. The S has automatic headlights, Bluetooth connectivity, and a rearview camera. The R-Line gets unique front and rear bumpers, a power driver seat, and Blind Spot Warning. The SE comes with a 6.3-inch touchscreen and Keyless Entry and Start. The SE with Technology adds Adaptive Cruise Control, Park Assist, and navigation. The SEL includes LED headlights, leather upholstery, and a premium audio system. And the V6 SEL Premium swaps the engine for a 3.6-liter V6.


2018 VW Passat S

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

25 city / 36 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

2.0-liter Turbo


174 Horsepower


6-Speed Auto w/ Tiptronic®

Exterior and Engine

Nearly all the trims of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat rely on a 2.0-liter TSI 4-cylinder that generates 174 horsepower and 184 lb.-ft. of torque while getting an EPA-estimated 36 MPG on the highway and 27 MPG in the city. The highest trim level comes with a 3.6-liter V6 that explodes with 280 horsepower and 258 lb.-ft. of torque while delivering 28 highway MPG and 19 city MPG. The standard transmission is a 6-speed automatic with a Tiptronic® mode for manual shifting and a Sport mode for a higher RPM that is more exciting. The available DSG® transmission offers faster changes with seamless acceleration. If you prefer to keep your hands on the wheel for shifting, the available shift paddles take their inspiration from the racetrack.

Interior and Technology

Seat upholstery starts at affordable cloth before moving to V-Tex leatherette, which is easy to clean, and ending with leather in the top trim. Heating is available for both rows. The driver seat can power adjust up to an available eight ways with a power lumbar. A memory stores settings for later recall. In the front, a center front armrest integrates a storage compartment. In the rear, a foldable center armrest also contains a storage compartment. The 60/40-split rear row also includes a center pass-through so you can put longer or larger items in the trunk. Riders in the back can look forward to at least three feet of legroom.

VW Car-Net App-Connect integrates your compatible smartphone through Android Auto™, Apple CarPlay™, or MirrorLink®, so you can access streaming music or select mobile apps on the dashboard touchscreen. You can message contacts, get directions to your favorite destinations, or make calls. When you back out of a parking spot, the Rear View Camera System shows you what’s behind you with a wide lens. The available VW Car-Net® Security and Service lets you handle car-related tasks from your smartphone, such as locating your last parked area, calling for help during an emergency, checking if you locked the doors, and obtaining a diagnostic report about your sedan.

2018 VW Passat Interior


The 2018 VW Passat received a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and a 2017 Top Safety Pick when equipped with Front Assist from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. These rankings come from numerous protective features, starting with a safety cage with front and rear crumple zones to help absorb crash energy. The Intelligent Crash Response System deploys airbags, unlocks doors, and switches on hazard lights during a collision. To help prevent accidents are such Driver Assistance technologies as Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Park Pilot, and Rear Traffic Alert.

Test Drive Today!

Now that you’ve discovered the pluses of the 2018 VW Passat, it’s time to check one out in person. Give our dealership a call to schedule an appointment or come to our facility where our sales consultants will be happy to show one to you.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.