2015 Volkswagen Passat Research & Reviews

Overview & Reviews

Average Score

4.22/5 Average
48 Total Reviews
This Year's Model Updates:

For 2015, the Volkswagen Passat TDI receives an updated engine that boasts 10 more horsepower and slightly better fuel efficiency than the previous one. Other changes are minor, consisting chiefly of minor equipment shuffling.

Pros:
  • Strong 1.8T and V6 engines
  • Refined and quiet ride
  • Fuel-efficient diesel engine
  • Above average passenger and cargo space
  • Top safety scores.
Cons:
  • Touchscreen electronics interface in SEL models is slow to respond
  • Somewhat sluggish throttle response with DSG transmission
  • Some of the latest safety features aren't available.

User Reviews:

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  • great car...Exactly what i wanted - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    i like volkswagen and currently have a Jetta (2008), it's in great condition. really wanted a Passat and searched around for one. a bit more expensive than i initially thought but once i checked it out money was not an issue. great car... i recommend it!

  • Love this car - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    I've only had this car for a week but I'm in love. Purchased mine with under 33k miles. For the most part she rides like butter. It's taking some adjustment after driving 2 manuals for the last 11 years. This car isn't at all my usual style as I normally choose a smaller, sportier car. In fact, I purchased this is lieu of the Mazda3 I'd chosen. The power and room sold me. Pros: classic and elegant looking and VERY roomy. Feels high quality yet minimalist by design. Tech and navigation are simple and adequate. Great speakers. Cornsilk leatherette and nickel interior looks high end (mine is in minty condition 3 years later). Lots of features on my TSI SE. Fast! I leave people in the dust:) I don't see tons of these on the road unlike Kia and Hyundai. Cons: Seats lack padding and are not at all plush. MPG isn't as good as I thought it would be, though not too bad. Sport mode has choppy shifting and the tranny is quirky sometimes. Hate VW dealership customer service so far. Love this car and would recommend this non diesel version.

  • Best Value out there - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    I love my Passat. The quality is far better than what is being offered by competitors. The drive is amazing. This is my 3rd Diesel VW product. I drive over 30K miles a year and have never had more than routine maintenance performed. NEVER one quality issue in over 300K miles driven. And the service is great. Free loaners, they wash your car, and the intervals are 10K miles not 5 or less like most cars. By far the most economical car to own compared to the competition. My wife was a Honda girl but she is a convert and also has a VW now. You cannot go wrong with a VW diesel.

  • Would not lease again - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    Overall the car was comfortable with a few exceptions. The brakes when applied normally seemed to grab too hard at slow speeds. The front passenger seat was too low and not adjustable for height. The windows would fog up when it rained. The A/C would come on as a remedy (poor design). Offered no help when we asked to turn in lease early. Went to Hyundai dealer and they took care of the remaining payments and mileage overage, rolled them into the new Hyundai Tucson lease at a reasonable rate. I received a Turn In Settlement Invoice with a charge for One (1) tire that was apparently below tread spec. Seems odd. And if the other 3 tires were in spec it would seem to me to be a good customer service decision to drop the charge. I called and VW was completely rigid regarding this. I'll never set foot in another VW dealership as a result of the poor customer service.

  • Love it - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    Maintainance costs are high but worth it with the fuel mileage

  • Passat Wolfsburg Edition - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    I just purchased this vehicle and I am happy with what I invested in. Car buying is a very serious and in depth look at what the buyer needs and wants. I believe I got what I wanted. This girl has kick, she might have a small engine, but when you need to accelerate out of a complete stop she definitely has some kick. The handling and turning is very smooth. The engine is as quiet as a mouse. I sometimes have a hard time hearing it when I turn it on. It is a very comfortable ride to sit in. The car came with rubber black mats for my feet as well as my other passengers. The face and the wheels of the car are quite sporty looking. Despite it not sporting a large engine.

  • Brand New Car- Towed to Dealer After 1 Day - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    I have owned this car for 36 hours and have spent several of those hours dealing with VW customer service. They were most unhelpful. The car has a host of issues and had to get towed to the dealer. It appears to have a starter or ignition problem, a blown speaker, and a faulty door hinge. VW has clearly not resolved their quality control issues. Stay far away from VW products.

  • Hot smells and check engine lights - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    hot anti freeze smells that they can’t diagnose. Check engine light shows electrical problems they can’t find and fix. Spending more and more time in shop. This time 3 days and no loaner and still not fixed.

  • Enjoyable to drive. - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    Great acceleration, fuel economy and extremely low road noise. Handles very well. Entertainment system is ok with very limited aftermarket options. Otherwise great vehicle!

  • LOVE This Car - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
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    I absolutely love this car. I've had 2 jettas in the past and traded my last jetta for a scion tc.....was not worth it. I had the tc for 2 years and getting that car was the worst mistake ever. It was a good car, but going from a vw jetta that had all the bells and whistles to a scion tc that had basically nothing, I couldn't do it. I went to my local VW dealership about 2 months ago and traded it in on the 2015 VW Passat TSI SE 1.8T and my life feels complete now. I wouldn't trade back to save my life. I love the power this car has. The interior is over the top. I just love everything about this car.

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