It seems every segment has its benefits and weaknesses, until you finally get behind the wheel of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat in Middletown NY. It’s the ideal daily driver whether you’re single and looking for a model with prestige, or you need a reliable option to tote the family along for a day at the zoo. You’ll first notice it for the chiseled hood, slim headlights, simple four-bar grille and sleek outline, but once you get behind the wheel you’ll only be disappointed that you’ve waited this long.
So how is the 2017 model year different from previous options? When it comes to safety, you’ll get some extra reassurance as the Front Assist system – Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking – are now standard. This means if you get too close a vehicle in front, you’ll get audible and visual warnings, and your Passat will apply brakes automatically to help prevent collisions or mitigate damage. Even more driver assistance features are also available on higher trims.
One of the reasons many shoppers choose the VW Passat over other options is because it earns high praise for its interior space. This model seats five and offers up 102 cubic feet of interior space, while still offering 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space, making it one of the roomiest options for its class.
When you buy a new car, you want all the benefits that modern innovation has to offer. The VW Passat delivers big with standard dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, Bluetooth with audio, a rearview camera, a 5-inch touchscreen sound system and a multi-function steering wheel.
There are two engine options for the 2017 VW Passat, with the base model sporting a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers up 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A V6 is available at higher trims for a 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque option.
Does the 2017 Volkswagen Passat talk a big game, or is it able to deliver everything it appears to and more? The best way to find out is to stop by Compass Volkswagen for a test drive. You won’t be disappointed, with seven trim options available in eight color options.
The base model S offers considerable value, starting you off with the following features:
This is just the start of something great, as the 2017 Volkswagen Passat has a six-speed automatic transmission that makes it smooth and easy to drive, and helps the model achieve an EPA-estimated 23 city and 34 highway mpg rating for the four-cylinder models.
Available features for the Passat include Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, a power-tilting sunroof, a hands-free trunk, park distance control, heated side mirrors, heated front seats, remote start, touchscreen navigation and much more. Stop by Compass Volkswagen to get behind the wheel and discuss your various options.