The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is a vehicle with options. The first choice you're likely going to encounter is trying to decide which of the six trim levels is the best option for you. One way to determine which trim level will work for you is to decide which of the two engine options you'd like. The standard engine is the 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. If you're looking for power, the other option is a 3.6L V6 engine that churns out 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 2.0L engine provides better fuel economy with 25 mpg in the city and 36 mpg on the highways, while the V6 offers 19 mpg in the city and 28 mpg on the highway.
Thanks to technology, people are more connected than ever. No matter which trim level of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat you choose, you'll be able to safely use your mobile device, even when you're behind the wheel. There is the available Car-Net App-Connect system that lets you connect your smartphone with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, or MirrorLink®. Otherwise, you can use the Bluetooth® system to place and take calls, send texts, and stream music without taking your hands off the wheel.
If you want to ensure that you are extra safe behind the wheel, available advanced safety features like blind spot monitor, lane assist, park assist, and rear traffic alert can all be used to provide you with what is essentially another pair of eyes. These features use radars and cameras to gather a full picture of what is happening around your vehicle, even in areas that you can't see. If your vehicle drifts into trouble, these systems will put out alerts and warnings, or in some cases, will intervene to stop your vehicle to prevent an accident. Learn more about all of the features available on the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, and try them out for yourself at Elgin Volkswagen in Elgin, IL.