Buyers who like the VW Jetta but need something a little bigger should take a look at the 2019 Volkswagen Passat at dealerships like the Riverside Volkswagen dealership. This midsize sedan has all the style and quality of the popular compact Jetta, but with more passenger and cargo space. With trucks and crossovers dominating the market, it's easy to overlook how good midsize sedans like the Passat really are, so here's a little reminder of just what this car has to offer.
For the new model year, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat you'll find at the VW dealer near Riverside is offered in two trim levels: Wolfsburg and SE R-Line. The Passat is powered by a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport modes. Performance is further enhanced by the inclusion of electromechanical power steering with variable assistance and independent front MacPherson struts and independent rear four-link suspension.
Kelley Blue Book wrote: “If you’re looking for a conservatively styled family sedan with excellent safety ratings, good fuel economy, a big back seat and massive 15.9-cubic-foot trunk, the 2019 VW Passat will bring a smile to your face. Standard advanced driver-assist systems help the Passat earn a Top Safety Pick rating by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).”
The simple three-box shape of the 2019 Volkswagen Passat has sharp creases and a tall greenhouse delivering excellent outward vision for the driver and passengers. The overall look of the car is one of quiet, understated confidence and unmistakable quality.
Volkswagen has long been highly regarded for the quality of its interiors, and the 2019 Volkswagen Passat does nothing to diminish that reputation. Legroom is plentiful in both the front and rear seats, and the seats themselves are firm with excellent support for those longer journeys. Both trim levels come standard with synthetic leather upholstery, which as well as looking fantastic is also hard-wearing and easily cleanable. The trunk boasts 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space. There are no gimmicks or garish finishes inside the 2019 Passat, just a high-quality, spacious, comfortable and stylish cabin.
For a car of a decent size and without the assistance of a hybrid system, the 2019 Volkswagen Passat offers very good fuel economy. The Passat returns an EPA-estimated 25 mpg in the city, 36 mpg on the highway and 29 mpg combined.* Although we have to pay most attention to the official figures, there's even better news for potential buyers. That's because anecdotal evidence from reputable sources suggests the real-world fuel economy of the Passat is even better than the EPA figures.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat has a long list of standard advanced safety features. Both trims come with automatic emergency braking and blind-spot monitoring, while the SE R-Line adds adaptive cruise control, parking sensors and active lane control as standard equipment.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2019 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.