Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times

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2019 Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

2018 Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 5.9 sec
Zero to 100 mph 14.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 6.1 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 3.1 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 4.0 sec
Standing ¼-mile 14.3 sec @ 101 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 182 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.88 g
Source: С&D

2017 Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
V6 SE w/Technology 4dr Sedan
280 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 3571 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd auto-shift man transmission
5.7 sec, 14.3 @ 101
V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
280 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 3571 Weight, 20 City / 28 Hwy mpg, 6-spd auto-shift man transmission
5.7 sec, 14.3 @ 101
1.8T S 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.8 @ 88
1.8T R-Line w/Comfort Package 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.8 @ 88
1.8T SE 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.8 @ 88
1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.8 @ 88

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 5.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph 15.9 sec
Source: С&D

2016 Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
1.8T S 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd auto transmission
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
1.8T R-Line 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd auto transmission
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
1.8T SE 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
1.8T SEL 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88
1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3263 Weight, 25 City / 38 Hwy mpg, 6-spd transmission
7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88

Car And Driver Results

Zero to 60 mph 7.8 sec
Zero to 100 mph 21.1 sec
Rolling start, 5-60 mph 8.7 sec
Top gear, 30-50 mph 4.0 sec
Top gear, 50-70 mph 5.9 sec
Standing ¼-mile 16.0 sec @ 89 mph
Braking, 70-0 mph 181 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad 0.83 g
Source: С&D

2015 Volkswagen Passat 0-60 times, all trims

Trim0-60 times, 1/4 mile
3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
280 Hp, 258 Lb-Ft., 3481 Weight, 6-spd auto-shift man transmission
5.7 sec, 14.5 @ 95
1.8T S 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3230 Weight, 5-spd man transmission
8.7 sec, 16.8 @ 81
1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3230 Weight, 5-spd man transmission
8.7 sec, 16.8 @ 81
1.8T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3230 Weight, 6-spd transmission
9.6 sec, 17 @ 79
1.8T SE 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3230 Weight, 6-spd transmission
9.6 sec, 17 @ 79
1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
170 Hp, 184 Lb-Ft., 3230 Weight, 6-spd transmission
9.6 sec, 17 @ 79
2.0L TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan
150 Hp, 236 Lb-Ft., 3494 Weight, 6-spd auto-shift man transmission
9.7 sec, 17.4 @ 79
2.0L TDI SE 4dr Sedan
150 Hp, 236 Lb-Ft., 3393 Weight, 6-spd man transmission
9.8 sec, 17.2 @ 78


Volkswagen Passat 0-60 mph acceleration across years

Year of a Model0-60 times, Quarter mile
2017 5.7 - 7.7 sec, 14.3 @ 101 - 15.8 @ 88 mph
2016 7.7 sec, 15.9 @ 88 mph
2015 5.7 - 9.8 sec, 14.5 @ 95 - 17.4 @ 78 mph
2014 5.7 - 10.3 sec, 14.5 @ 95 - 17.7 @ 77 mph
2013 5.7 - 10.3 sec, 14.5 @ 96 - 17.7 @ 77 mph
2012 5.7 - 10.2 sec, 14.5 @ 96 - 17.6 @ 77 mph
2010 8.2 - 8.4 sec, 16 @ 86 - 16.2 @ 85 mph
2009 8 - 8.4 sec, 16 @ 85 - 16.2 @ 84 mph
2008 5.8 - 8.2 sec, 14.5 @ 97 - 16 @ 84 mph
2007 6 - 8.3 sec, 14.6 @ 96 - 16.2 @ 84 mph
2006 6 - 7.9 sec, 14.6 @ 96 - 15.9 @ 87 mph
2005 7.7 - 10.8 sec, 16 @ 88 - 17.9 @ 75 mph
2004 6.4 - 10.8 sec, 14.9 @ 90 - 17.8 @ 75 mph
2003 6.4 - 8.5 sec, 14.9 @ 90 - 16.8 @ 81 mph
2002 6.4 - 8.3 sec, 15 @ 0 - 16.8 @ 0 mph
2001 7.7 - 8.4 sec, 16.2 @ 0 - 17 @ 0 mph
2000 7.5 - 9 sec, 16 @ 0 - 17.6 @ 0 mph
1999 7.4 - 9 sec, 16 @ 0 - 17.5 @ 0 mph

Volkswagen Passat competitors' 0-60 mph acceleration

The Passat has always been the car for people who valued comfort, performance and German solidity in an inconspicuous and conservative package. The new model isn’t trying to change that, but to improve on all the things that made it successful in the first place.

Some things are gone, too. After the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen will no longer offer a fuel-efficient diesel engine in the line-up, which for some people may be a big drawback. Nevertheless, the gasoline engine is new – a 2.0-liter turbo with 170 horsepower, that is suited nicely to the car.

The interior got some updates too, but it’s still not as inspirational as the one in its competitors. That said, this design will certainly age well, same as with every Volkswagen interior from their older models.

 

Volkswagen Passat 0-60 and Quarter Mile

As with almost every new Volkswagen model, the Passat is offered with a turbocharged petrol engine, that extracts 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque from a 2.0-liter capacity. The Passat takes 7.8 seconds to accelerate to 60 mph from a standstill, which is certainly not fast, but it’s capable for most people and families.

With this engine though, the numbers tell only half of the story. The reason for that is the high torque, available from low revs, that makes highway merging and overtaking easier, even in higher gears. This alone makes it a preferable option to the naturally aspirated engines in competitors like the Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.

It’s a shame that Volkswagen paired this engine with a classic torque-converter 6-speed gearbox, rather than the dual-clutch one from their other models. The result is shifting that isn’t as seamless nor as fast.

On the road, the Passat is composed and stable, but it’s certainly not involving or entertaining – there is too much body roll and the steering doesn’t offer much feedback. On the other hand, the ride is very smooth, without being floaty, even on rough road patches.

 

Exterior & Interior

The Passat is decidedly conservative on the outside. Some may even call it bland looking or even anonymous, but we think that it’s purposefully styled that way. If you want a little more flair, Volkswagen offers the GT model that has a more aggressive design thanks to 19-inch wheels, front fascia with red accent line reminiscent of the Golf GTI, rear spoiler, red black calipers and dual exhaust pipes in the back. It’s amazing what few sporty details can do to a car.

Inside, the Passat is as conservative as on the outside, with some details that brighten up the atmosphere, like the three-spoke steering wheel. The simple dash design is very easy to use – every control is well-laid out and easy to reach, while visibility is great as well. Space in the front and in the back is among the best in its class – the Passat is a real people mover. The trunk is very generous too.

 

Conclusion

The new Passat improves on an already successful formula. It offers great interior space, big trunk, composed, stable and smooth ride, torquey and efficient engine, and simple and easy to use interior. The design may be too conservative for some, but for those people, Volkswagen offers the sharper and more aggressive GT trim that elevates the appeal of the car.

Reviewed by Ivo Gievski


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