The 2018 Volkswagen Passat in its highly competitive segment did its job well. The new design helped in turning more heads while the controlled ride, a subtle handling and with its impressive performance assured those who took a step ahead to test drive the Passat. The interior too was successful in creating an ambience that many people look for and finally converted them to make a smart choice.
What’s New for 2018?
The new VW Passat, as described by the Ontario VW dealer, saw a good number of changes for its 2018 edition. Starting with a new turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four engine that replaced the earlier 1.8-liter four turbocharged one, in the entry-level models, its warranty period for this year, the Passat got better with all this. The infotainment system too got a more refined design language both for the interior and the exterior, while the performance was reported by many as much quicker and efficient than before.
The new 2018 Volkswagen Passat is now made available with 3.6-liter V-6 engines that are considerably more powerful than that of the base engine, as it accumulated 280 horsepower to work under its hood. When paired with a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, the duo could effortlessly conduct swift shifts with equal distribution of power. While the Sport mode held the gears back before an upshift, it helped a to achieve a jovial driving spirit by squeezing an optimum amount of the engine’s power. The dual-clutch transmission reportedly performed with much precision, and its brisk responses to the paddle-shifter inputs pushed ahead the driving experience to near perfection. Among the engine options available in this segment of vehicles, the V-6 run 2018 Volkswagen Passat is considered as the second-quickest family sedan that scored a zero-to-60-mph run in 5.1 seconds.
Performance and Fuel Efficiency
A Volkswagen Passat has earned its popularity because of its on-road performance. And the credit for this goes to the 280-hp 3.0-liter V-6 engine working in combination of a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that could accelerate from zero to 60 mph in merely 5.7 seconds. That was quicker a record than all other family sedan making it stand out in the crowd.
The test drives as well as the regular ones brought similar opinions about the dual-clutch transmission that shifted without a hitch while the paddle shifters were of great help for the driver to feel more and more engaged as the car keeps rolling. The power delivery is evenly distributed as well as controlled, while the dual-clutch setup, keeps the engine for longer period of time in neutral when the vehicle is stationary and engages the first gear only during the time of acceleration.
The fuel economy in the 2018 Passat, as shared by the Ontario VW dealership, makes others envious with the regular gasoline going 29 mpg in a combined trip, 25 mpg in the city and 36 in the highway giving 3.4 gals per 100 miles.
The 2018 Volkswagen Passat as a family sedan glides over the bumps effortlessly without letting the boarders know their existence and it never gets disconnected from the directions of the driver. While the steering was highly accurate the rolling and sound isolation could provide the car occupants a peaceful ride without draining out their energy level.