Pricing for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T Models
Volkswagen is phasing in a more fuel-efficient 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to replace its five-cylinder model on an upper trim. Now, the turbo engine is being spread out across the lineup, and Volkswagen has announced full pricing details for the Passat. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T S starts at $20,895 and comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission. The base trim is available with keyless entry, steering wheel audio controls, Bluetooth, and other basic amenities. Stepping up to the Wolfsburg Edition for $23,965 nets leatherette upholstery, leather wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, satellite radio, and a six-speed automatic as standard. The SE trim starts at $24,475 and adds rearview camera, rear seat vents, an eight-speaker sound system and a touchscreen interface. Tacking on the Sunroof deal brings the cost to $26,395 while adding Navigation totals $27,555. All models come with an $820 destination charge. The Passat's new turbocharged engine provides the same 170 horsepower as the old model, but improves fuel economy by 3 mpg on the highway. When equipped with the automatic, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat can achieve up to 34 mpg on the highway. Another feature debuting in the Passat for the 2014 model year is the Car-Net telematics service, or VW's OnStar, including roadside assistance, automatic crash notification, and remote vehicle access. Hopefully, the new fuel-efficient engine will help consumers see the Passat as a viable contender in the crowded midsize sedan segment. Passat sales were down 13 percent last month. Source: Volkswagen
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