2017 Volkswagen Passat Glendale CA
Midsize sedans will always be a staple in the driveway of most Americans, as they offer the right balance of roominess and economy. A standout in the segment is the 2017 Volkswagen Passat available in Glendale CA. This model not only offers the practical benefits that allow sedans to dominate the market, but has a wide variety of standard and available features to provide a premium feel without the jaw-dropping price tag. The result is a refined ride and comfortable interior for the daily drive.
Just last year, the Volkswagen Passat received a refreshed appearance and the addition of the sportier and attractive R-Line trim. For 2017, not much will change as far performance or appearance, as the chiseled hood has helped draw attention to the Passat. Under this hood is a standard 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that returns 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Paired with the engine is a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport Mode for a personalized experience.
The Passat will gain many features for 2017, but it won’t be sacrificing any space to accommodate them. Passenger volume sits at an impressive 102 cubic feet, allowing the Passat to comfortably seat five, while the trunk holds an additional 15.9 cubic feet, plus it has a 60/40-split folding rear seat.
The base trim for the 2017 VW Passat is the S, and it comes standard with dual-zone climate control, side mirrors with integrated turn signals, automatic headlights, Bluetooth with audio steaming, a rearview camera system, touchscreen sound, cloth seating and a multi-function steering wheel.
There are two engine options for the 2017 Passat: the 1.8T and a 3.6-liter VR6. The standard option delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, while the V6 delivers 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. Both options come standard with an automatic, but the V6 has a dual clutch.
What’s new for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat?
Considering the 2016 refresh and integration of the second-generation infotainment system, not much is changing for the 2017 model year Passat. When it comes to the base trim, the model is staying exactly the same aside from two important safety updates: standard Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking. Both features helped various VW models earn stellar safety rating in 2016 for front-crash prevention, so Volkswagen has opted to make the features standard at every trim level.
R-Line and SE trims receive more new features, with the R-Line gaining the 6.3-inch touchscreen system with App-Connect function, USB, voice control, a power driver seat, V-Tex upholstery, heatable front seats and a SiriusXM trial. Both the SE and R-Line will also get the Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Cross Traffic Alert, and the SE adds on keyless access with push-button start.
Though the changes don’t amount to a complete game-changer, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat remains a top option for midsize sedans. See for yourself what makes it such an attractive choice when you stop by New Century Volkswagen to take it for a test drive.