2015 Volkswagen Passat Values

Select a 2015 Volkswagen Passat trim level

2015 model year changes

The Passat gets a new, improved diesel engine for 2015. Displacing the same 2.0L, this new engine is more powerful and more efficient. Other changes to the Passat lineup include a new technology package, which includes a rear view camera, a premium stereo and satellite radio.


Competitive comparison

Vast backseat space; comfortable ride; crisp handling; smooth available VR6; excellent efficiency from the TDI model


Special features for 2015

The Passat is a midsized sedan, fully competitive in price and features with other high-value mid-size models such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. The Passat remains one of the few mid-size sedans to offer the option of a manual transmission and the only non-luxury mid-size to offer a diesel. That TDI model manages an estimated 43 mpg highway rating--better than many hybrids.




The Volkswagen Passat is a best-selling mid-sized sedan that is offered in four different trim levels, each which have their own sub-trims: 2.5L, 1.8T, TDI and V6. With the base model, you will get 16” wheels (steel), power accessories, 60/40-split rear bench for added storage room, Bluetooth connectivity with controls mounted on the steering wheel, six-speaker audio system and night/day sensing headlights. Upgrade to a better trim and you can enjoy larger wheels (range from 17”-19”), powered and heated front seats, the popular Car-Net telematics GPS navigation system with touchscreen console and backup camera, dual-zone automatic climate control, premium eight-speaker stereo system and sportier gauges, amongst a laundry list of other available amenities that are offered in the numerous sub-trims. The base model comes with a responsive 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine that produces 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque. Two other engines are available, based upon trim type, which include: a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine that makes 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque; and a 3.6-liter V6 engine that offers an impressive 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The standard 36-month/36,000-mile warranty is upgradable to a longer term.