2014 Volkswagen Passat – Review, Specs, Configurations, Prices, and Interior

2014 Volkswagen Passat

MSRP: $20,995 - $34,265
3.3

Reliability

1.5/5

Safety

4.9/5

Interior

3.4/5

Performance

3.5/5

Strengths

  • It has options for the muscular engine
  • It has a fuel efficiency diesel model
  • It has a Large rear seat

Weaknesses

  • It has a System of slow navigation
  • Few advanced safety features

Review 

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize four-door sedan designed to compete with the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, and the Hyundai Sonata, as well as Ford Fusion and Chevrolet Malibu. Volkswagen aimed to make the Passat the most American VW constructed of any automobile. This was planned for Americans, released as a 2012 model, and is built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, at a sparkling new assembly plant. 

The new 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline engine produces 170 horsepower, equal to the five-cylinder engine, and 184 pound-feet torque, all at a lower rpm than the five-cylinder engine. The turbo Passat is manually shifting to an estimated 24/34 mpg City/Highway fuel economy of EPA, 2-3 mpg more than the 5-cylinder outgoing one. 

The turbocharged TDI diesel in the market segment provides an estimated EPA fuel economy of 31/43 mpg, manually transmitted City / Highway. The Passat 3.6L is standard with a DSG and 400-watt VW-exclusive sound system from Fender. Leather and navigation and other semi-luxury features are available, the sunroof and keyless pressing start-stop.

Without soft and well-tuned for American inter-states, we find Passat ride consistency comfortable. Many drivers expect to handle a middle-size mainstream sedan: predictable and forgiving, perfect for routine commuting in and out. 

Fit and finish with tight tolerances and quality materials is the Teutonic feel. There is nothing flashy,  functional controls, and easy-to-read gauges transmitting data. In some higher-priced cars, the alternate wood grain looks better than the real wood. 

A six-month, full-fee evaluation of the connected utilities VW Car-Net included in the Wolfsburg edition is also new for the 2014 VW Passat. The security/comfort feature includes automatic crash notification, roadside assistance, stolen car tracking support, remote access to vehicles, and boundary/speed warnings.

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More details regarding the Features, Configurations, and Interior are described in the sections below. 

Specs and Features

Engine2.5L I-5
Seating5 Passengers
Power170 @ 5700 rpm
Transmission5-speed manual
MPG22 City and 32 Hwy
DrivetrainFront-wheel Drive
2014 Volkswagen Passat Specs and Features

What’s Newly Include in 2014

The new upgrades in the 2014 Volkswagen Passat include the following features:

  • 1.8 liters of turbocharged engine available (mid-2014)
  • The SE and higher trims rearview camera became standard

2014 Volkswagen Passat Configurations

2014 Volkswagen Passat Configurations
2014 Volkswagen Passat Configurations

The different configurations of the 2014 Volkswagen Passat are following:

1. 2.5L S 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 2.5L S 4dr Sedan is $20,845.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.5L I-5 Engine, 5-spd man w/OD Transmission, 170 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, 177 @ 4,250 rpm Torque, Front-wheel Drive type, 16″ steel Wheels, ABS and driveline Traction control, Driver Lumbar support, Front air conditioning, manual, AM/FM stereo, seek-scan Radio, Key Fob (all doors) Remote keyless entry, and Cloth Seat trim.

2. 1.8T S 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T S 4dr Sedan is $22,095.

Specs and Features: It has additional or replacing features on 2.5L S. It comes with 6-spd w/OD Transmission, 1.8L I-4 Engine, 170 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower, and 184 @ 1,500 rpm Torque. 

3. 2.5L Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 2.5L Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan is $23,495.

Specs and Features: It has replacing features on 1.8T S. It comes with 2.5L I-5 Engine, 170 @ 5,700 rpm Horsepower, 177 @ 4,250 rpm Torque, 16″ silver aluminum Wheels, Driver and front passenger heated-cushion, heated-seatback Heated front seats, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan Radio and V-Tex leatherette Seat trim.

4. 2.5L SE 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 2.5L SE 4dr Sedan is $23,945.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on the 2.5L Wolfsburg Edition. It has a 5-speed manual w/OD Transmission, 17″ silver aluminum Wheels, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, 1st row LCD monitor, Driver and passenger Lumbar support, and heated mirrors.

5. 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition 4dr Sedan is ranging between $23,995 – $24,185.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 2.5L SE. It comes with a 1.8L I-4 Engine, 170 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower, 6-speed w/OD Transmission, 184 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, Driver Lumbar support1.8T SE, SiriusXM AM/FM/Satellite, seek-scan radio, and 16″ silver aluminum Wheels.

6. 1.8T SE 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T SE 4dr Sedan is $25,875.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on the 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition. It comes with 17″ silver aluminum Wheels, SiriusXM AM/FM/HD/Satellite, seek-scan Radio, 1st row LCD monitor, Driver and passenger Lumbar support, and Heated mirrors.

7. 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T Sport 4dr Sedan is $26,475.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 1.8T SE. It comes with 5-speed manual w/OD Transmission, 19″ silver aluminum Wheels, Front Fog/driving lights, and Driver Lumbar support.

8. 2.0L TDI SE 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the  2.0L TDI SE 4dr Sedan is $26,675.

Specs and Features: It comes with a 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-speed manual w/OD Transmission, 140 @ 4,000 rpm Horsepower, 236 @ 1,750 rpm Torque, 17″ silver aluminum Wheels, and Driver and passenger Lumbar support.

9. 3.6L V6 SE 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 3.6L V6 SE 4dr Sedan is $29,665.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 2.0L TDI SE. It has come with 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD Transmission, 280 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower, 3.6L V-6 Engine, 258 @ 2,500 rpm Torque, 18″ silver aluminum Wheels, 1st row regular express open/close sliding and tilting glass Sunroof, and Front Fog/driving lights.

10. 1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 1.8T SEL Premium 4dr Sedan is $31,295.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 3.6L V6 SE. It comes with 6-speed w/OD Transmission, 1.8L I-4 Engine, 184 @ 1,500 rpm Torque, 170 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower, Front air conditioning, dual-zone Climatronic automatic, Dinamica simulated suede/Leather Seat Trim, and Navigation system.

11. 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan is $33,395.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 1.8T SEL Premium. It comes with 2.0L I-4 Engine, 6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD Transmission, 140 @ 4,000 rpm Horsepower, and 236 @ 1,750 rpm Torque.

12. 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan

Price: The MSRP of the 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 4dr Sedan is $34,265.

Specs and Features: It has additional features on 2.0L TDI SEL Premium. It comes with a 3.6L V-6 Engine, 258 @ 2,500 rpm Torque, and 280 @ 6,200 rpm Horsepower.

2014 Volkswagen Passat Interior

When the most common feature on launching a new car is the rear-seat legroom, it is understandable that the envelope was not pressed for refreshing the car’s interior. This is the case for Passat nowadays. With a huge round analog tachometer and speedometer, the instrument panel’s gauge cluster is delightfully basic. Each one has an embedded small circular gauge, a coolant temperature control, and another fuel. 

We find that the navigation system is slow to operate and hard to study. We spent 45 minutes in New York City trying to find out how to program an address. The concern was that the system was designed to avoid toll roads that turned Manhattan into a 90-minute ride in 30 minutes. If only we heard about it. Even to get rid of the old targets, the system has to go into the Memory feature. It should be perfect after it has been learned, but the driver must continue to act very slowly. The navigation system will start indefinitely after starting the car.

The front seats are comfortable, both base and sport, and the Sport provides a smidgen of appreciated lateral support.  The center of audio/navigation, temperature-control interfaces holds to the previous Passat’s configuration, with audio/navigation panels above and a trio of large button control settings below. Two smaller knobs on the lower corner and below a vertical set of four buttons on both sides of the display compose the stereo controls and the very competent navigation system.

This screen displays the different menus of sensitive buttons, all of which work as well as any of our fingers. (We could not test the simple model system.) Visibility is fine; the front is stronger than the back.  The glove box is refreshingly spacious though it is plastic. There is a magazine pouch for any front seatback. 

Should I Buy a 2014 Passat?

The 2014 Passat is a literal oasis of space for those who are searching for a big cabin. There is plenty of legroom and headroom for front passengers and an opportunity for back passengers to expand and ride comfortably.

You may also Ask for

Is the 2014 VW Passat a used good car?

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat is not an excellent choice for a used mid-size sedan. It has good riding quality and a large cabin, but it’s not as reliable as many rivals like the Toyota Camry and the Honda Accord.

What is a 2014 VW Passat worth?

The worth of the Volkswagen Passat 2014 is $4,036-$12,936

Is a VW Passat reliable?

The Volkswagen Passat 2014 is 2.5 out of 5.0 of J.D Power with lower average reliability. 

How long does the Passat engine last?

Customers can be assured with Volkswagen Passat models that the Passat can provide reliable results over 100,000 miles if maintained correctly. Any models from VW Passat are well known for 200,000 miles or more!

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