2013 Volkswagen PassatPosted: March 30th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 New Car Models, Volkswagen | Leave a comment »
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat is a four-door, five passenger sedan that is the largest passenger car in the Volkswagen line-up. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat offers a high-quality cabin, refined and quiet ride, and a clean exterior design. The 2013 Volkswagen Passat was redesigned and specifically tailored for American lifestyles and American tastes, and competes with Ford Fusion, Honda Accord, Nissan Altima, Kia Optima and Toyota Camry.
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat SE and SEL models receive a new center console that incorporates rear air vents, a new cupholder design, and a revised front stowage area that has a hinged cover. A rearview camera is now available.
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three basic models, differentiated by powertrain (2.5L, TDI and 3.6L). The 2.5L comes in S, SE and SEL trim levels, while TDI and 3.6L come in SE and SEL trim levels.
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat S comes standard with 16-inch steel wheels, full power accesories, keyless entry, automatic headlights, power windows and outside mirrors, padded center console with storage bin, dual-zone climate control system, cruise control, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, a trip computer, cloth upholstery, a six-way manual driver seat, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a 6-speaker audio system with a CD player. A rear-seat center armrest and 16-inch alloy wheels are available as options on Appearance package.
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat SE adds 17-inch alloy wheels, heated mirrors, heated front seats, 8-way power driver’s seat, chrome exterior trim, rear seat air vents, leatherette upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, aluminum dash trim and middle console, upgraded gauges and displays and an 8-speaker premium audio system with color touchscreen, MP3 capability and 6-CD changer. A sunroof, a navigation system and iPod integration are available as options. Available on TDI SE are foglights and 18-inch alloy wheels.
The SEL adds upgraded front seats, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, a rearview camera, wood interior trim and a 400-watt, 9-speaker Fender audio system with 6.5-inch color touchscreen and 30GB HDD. The Premium package adds to SEL the foglights, keyless ignition, keyless entry, leather upholstery, remote start, 8-way power front seats including power lumbar and memory for driver’s seat, and heated exterior mirrors with memory.
The 2013 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L comes with a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine that produces 170 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque. Transmission choices include a 6-speed automatic and a 6-speed manual. The TDI models come with a fuel-efficient 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that produces 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. This engine is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automated manual transmission (DSG). The 2013 Passat 3.6L comes with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that produces 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed dual-clotch automated manual transmission is standard.
Standard safety features of 2013 Volkswagen Passat include traction control, stability control, antilock disc brakes, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and hill-hold control for models with manual transmission.