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2018 Volkswagen Passat Trim Levels & Specs

2018 Volkswagen Passat Specifications

Compare important 2018 Volkswagen Passat technical specifications like exterior dimensions, ground clearance, wheelbase, interior space volume, engine's power as measured by horsepower and torque output, weight of the vehicle, towing & payload capacity or gas tank size to know the estimated mpg.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Exterior length 191.9 191.9 191.9 191.9 191.9
Exterior body width 72.2 72.2 72.2 72.2 72.2
Exterior height 58.5 58.5 58.5 58.5 58.5
Horsepower 174 hp 174 hp 174 hp 174 hp 280 hp
Torque 184 lb-ft. 184 lb-ft. 184 lb-ft. 184 lb-ft. 258 lb-ft.
Curb weight 3274 3274 3274 3274 3571
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) 4497 4497 4497 4497 4652
Wheelbase 110.4 110.4 110.4 110.4 110.4
Turning radius 18.2 '' 18.2 '' 18.2 '' 18.2 '' 18.2 ''
Ground clearance 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4 5.4
Front legroom 42.4 42.4 42.4 42.4 42.4
Rear legroom 39.1 39.1 39.1 39.1 39.1
Front headroom 38 38 38 38 38
Rear headroom 38 38 38 38 38
Front shoulder room 57 57 57 57 57
Rear shoulder room 57 57 57 57 57
Fuel tank 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal. 18.5 gal.
Payload 1,014 lbs. 1,014 lbs. 1,014 lbs. 1,014 lbs. 1,052 lbs.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Interior Features

One of the most notable features of the Passat, however, is its roomy interior. The 2018 Volkswagen Passat comes with a variety of specs on the inside. You can find out more about these features in the chart below.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Air conditioning, front manual dual zone Climatronic automatic dual zone Climatronic automatic dual zone Climatronic automatic dual zone Climatronic automatic
Air filter std std std std std
Underseat ducts std std std std std
Cargo tie downs std std std std std
Clock analog analog analog analog analog
Compass opt opt opt N/A N/A
Cruise control std std std std std
Cupholders front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Gear shift knob trim urethane leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look leather/metal-look
12V DC power outlet 3 3 3 3 3
Overhead console mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage mini with storage
Floor console full full full full full
Floor mats rubber front and rear rubber front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear carpeted front and rear
Front windows power power power power power
Rear windows power power power power power
1-touch window up front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
1-touch window down front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Programmable garage door opener opt opt opt N/A N/A
Instrumentation analog analog analog analog analog
Tachometer std std std std std
Trip computer std std std std std
Water temp gauge std std std std std
Low fuel warning std std std std std
Service interval warning std std std std std
Exterior temperature display std std std std std
Illuminated vanity mirrors N/A N/A driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Rear window defogger std std std std std
Rear view mirror day-night day-night day-night auto-dimming day-night auto-dimming day-night
Remote trunk release power power power proximity proximity
Retained accessory power std std std std std
Seatback storage pockets N/A 2 2 2 2
Tilt-Wheel adjustable steering column std std std std std
Steering wheel material urethane leather/piano black leather/piano black leather/piano black leather/piano black
Cargo net opt opt opt opt opt
Adaptive cruise control N/A std std std std

2018 Volkswagen Passat Exterior Features

Would you like to grasp the idea which 2018 Volkswagen Passat trim level is better equipped with such little cool exterior features like fog lights, spoiler, mud flaps, sunroof, roof racks, running boards, etc? Check out the full list of these additional features below.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Antenna window grid window grid window grid window grid window grid
Body material fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel fully galvanized steel
Paint clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone clearcoat monotone
Grille trim chrome chrome chrome chrome chrome
Fog/driving lights N/A N/A front front front
Door count 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors 4 doors
Rear cargo door trunk trunk trunk trunk trunk
Tinted windows light light light light light
Rear window type fixed fixed fixed fixed fixed
Mirrors dual power remote dual power remote dual power remote power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger power remote driver, power remote w/tilt down passenger
Heated door mirrors opt std std std std
Sunroof N/A N/A 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass
Spoiler lip lip lip lip lip
Wheels 16 silver aluminum 19 painted aluminum 17 silver aluminum 18 silver aluminum 18 silver aluminum
Spare tire and wheel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel compact steel
Mud flaps opt N/A opt opt opt

2018 Volkswagen Passat Seats

The seats are one of the most important aspects of any car, and each 2018 Volkswagen Passat trim level may have different seating options, so be sure to carefully compare the specifications. Some trims have leather upholstery, "memory", armrest, heated seats, and some have them only for the front passengers, while other provide them for the rear seats two.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Front seat type bucket bucket bucket sport sport
Standard seating 5 5 5 5 5
Front driver seat direction controls 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power 8-way power
Front passenger seat direction controls 6-way 6-way 6-way 8-way power 8-way power
Lumbar support driver driver driver driver and passenger driver and passenger
Front armrests center center center sliding center sliding center sliding
Front head restraints adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable adjustable
Heated front seats N/A driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback
Memory N/A N/A N/A driver driver
Rear seats 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench 60-40 bench
Rear armrest std std std with pass-thru with pass-thru
Rear head restraints 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable 3 - adjustable
Seat trim cloth V-Tex leatherette V-Tex leatherette leather leather
Heated rear seats N/A N/A opt std std

2018 Volkswagen Passat Entertainment System

Some 2018 Volkswagen Passat trim levels have a built-in DVD player, voice recognition, while others have a touch screen display, bluetooth compatibility, navigation system. There are also a variety of different audio options, so be sure to compare the trim levels carefully to find the one that best suits your needs.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Radio AM/FM stereo, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan
CD player in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single in-dash mounted single
MP3 capability std std std std std
Auxiliary input jack std std std std std
DVD-Audio N/A N/A N/A std std
Steering wheel audio controls std std std std std
Voice recognition N/A std std std std
Speakers 6 6 6 9 Fender 9 Fender
Amplifier N/A N/A N/A 400W 400W
Speed-Sensitive Volume std std std std std
Navigation system N/A N/A yes with voice activation yes with voice activation yes with voice activation
1st row LCD screen 1 1 1 1 1
Bluetooth Compatibility std std std std std

2018 Volkswagen Passat Safety and Security Features

Each 2018 Volkswagen Passat trim comes with a variety of safety and security features that will keep you and your family safe while on the road. Some of these features include airbags, traction control, stability control, side impact, panic alarm, blind spot sensors, parking assist, and more.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Airbags, frontal driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger driver and front passenger
Airbags, side impact seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger seat mounted, driver and passenger
Airbags, side curtain curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row curtain 1st and 2nd row
Occupancy sensor std std std std std
Traction control ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline ABS and driveline
Seatbelt pre-tensioners front front front front front
Headlights halogen halogen halogen LED low/high beam LED low/high beam
Exterior light control fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic fully automatic
Delay-off headlamps std std std std std
Daytime running lights std std std std std
Door curb lights 4 4 4 4 4
Illuminated entry std std std std std
Remote keyless entry keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors) keyfob (all doors)
Keyless access system N/A N/A std std std
Panic alarm std std std std std
Door locks power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock power with 2 stage unlock
Content theft deterrent alarm system opt opt opt opt opt
Ignition disable Immobilizer III Immobilizer III Immobilizer III Immobilizer III Immobilizer III
Theft deterrent radio std std std std std
Low tire pressure warning std std std std std
Parking assist N/A N/A Park Pilot Park Distance Control w/Park Assist Park Distance Control w/Park Assist
First aid kit opt opt opt opt opt
Lane departure warning N/A N/A N/A Lane Assist Lane Assist
Blind spot sensor opt std std std std
In-Vehicle Assistance Service N/A N/A VW Car-Net VW Car-Net VW Car-Net
Stolen vehicle tracking N/A N/A std std std
Cornering lights N/A N/A opt std std

2018 Volkswagen Passat Mechanical Features

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat will have different mechanical features depending on the trim level that you choose. Some of the other features that you may find in the higher-level trim levels include air suspension, brake assist, speed sensitive steering, an electronic limited slip differential, a performance exhaust system.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Engine 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 2.0L I-4 3.6L V-6
Brakes 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc 4-wheel disc
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel 4-wheel
Brake assist std std std std std
Drive type front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel front-wheel
Exhaust stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel stainless steel
Steering rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion rack and pinion
Speed sensitive steering std std std std std
Suspension tuning regular regular regular regular regular
Front suspension type strut strut strut strut strut
Front anti-roll bar std std std std std
Front shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Front springs coil coil coil coil coil
Rear suspension type multi-link multi-link multi-link multi-link multi-link
Rear anti-roll bar std std std std std
Rear shocks gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized gas-pressurized
Rear springs coil coil coil coil coil
Electronic stability system std std std std std
Sequential shift control Tiptronic Tiptronic Tiptronic Tiptronic Tiptronic
Transmission 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd w/OD 6-spd auto-shift man w/OD
Axle ratio 3.23 3.23 3.23 3.23 4.77
Turbocharger intercooled turbo intercooled turbo intercooled turbo intercooled turbo N/A
Remote vehicle starting system opt opt opt std std

2018 Volkswagen Passat Other Specs

In general, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat lower-level trims will have fewer features. If you are looking for a vehicle that has all of the latest and greatest features, then you will want to choose one of the higher-level trim levels.
Trims 2.0T S 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T R-Line 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SE 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 2.0T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 2.0L I-4 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan, Engine: 3.6L V-6
Luggage capacity 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Maximum cargo capacity 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft. 15.9 cu.ft.
Base engine size 2.0 liters 2.0 liters 2.0 liters 2.0 liters 3.6 liters
Base engine type I-4 I-4 I-4 I-4 V-6
Horsepower rpm 5,000 5,000 5,000 5,000 6,200
Torque rpm 1,500 1,500 1,500 1,500 2,500
EPA mileage estimates 25 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 25 City / 36 Hwy 19 City / 28 Hwy
Lighting - glovebox N/A N/A std std std
Lighting - map lights front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear front and rear
Lighting - dome light fade fade fade fade fade
Lighting - cargo light std std std std std
Mirrors - visor vanity mirrors driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger driver and passenger
Height adjustable safety belts front front front front front
Engine - valvetrain DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC DOHC
Warranty - Basic (mths/miles) 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000
Warrranty - Powertrain (mths/miles) 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000 72/72,000
Warranty - Corrosion perforation (mths/miles) 144/unlimited 144/unlimited 144/unlimited 144/unlimited 144/unlimited
Warranty - Roadside assistance (mths/miles) 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000 36/36,000
Tires P215/60TR16.0 BSW AS P235/40HR19.0 BSW AS P215/55HR17.0 BSW AS P235/45HR18.0 BSW AS P235/45HR18.0 BSW AS
Windshield wipers - front variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent variable intermittent
Windshield wipers - rain sensing N/A N/A opt std std
Bodyside moldings N/A N/A N/A chrome chrome
Maximum towing capacity 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs. 1,000 lbs.

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Wheel Offset 35 - 55 mm
Lug Nut Size M14 x 1.5
0-60 times 8.4 sec
Horsepower 174 - 280 hp
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Lug Pattern PCD 5x112
Tire size 215/60 R16 - 245/35 R20
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