Overview & Reviews
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.
- Strong 1.8T and V6 engines
- Refined and quiet ride
- Fuel-efficient diesel engine
- Above average passenger and cargo space
- Top safety scores.
- 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:Showing 1 through 10 of 11.00
Best Value out there - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By donaustx - August 28 - 4:36 pm
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.
Passat Wolfsburg Edition - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By darklyanon - October 27 - 5:36 pm
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
By stranded2015 - September 28 - 10:41 am
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.
LOVE This Car - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By lesliebriar - December 14 - 10:21 am
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.
Great German car made in America - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By venkat_pal - February 27 - 12:33 pm
I have bought the VW Passat recently with the 2015 1.8t engine. Drive quality is excellent. very good car as family sedan with lots of room. We live in Chicago which is a windy city especially balance very well in the shaky roads because of the wind. overall car is very good.
TDI 6 SPEED MANUAL - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By LINAS M - January 25 - 6:11 pm
Great value surprisingly quick Over 50 mpg highway , mid 40s in suburbs VW should offer a sunroof for manual drivers and power passenger seat.
Sexiest car - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By ladayblues - January 23 - 12:46 pm
I love this car. It looks expensive and it really drives fast and smooth. This car makes me really happy. I do not desire other cars :)
A solid and reliable car that should endure - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By creese5 - August 28 - 12:40 am
The conservative but stylish european-esque design should keep this car looking fresh while many competitors designs become dates looking over the years. The ride quality is solid without being too stiff. The thing I love about this car the most is the fuel economy of the TDI, VW certainly undersells the MPG. Most long term reviews state that they easily exceeded the MPG rating, and that's been true for us. Our typical combined MPG during a normal driving day is right at 40mpg. The interior is massive compared to other's in the midsize class. I'm 6'2" and this is the first car in which I didn't have to put the driver's seat all the way back and I can stretch my legs out in the rear
Love this car!! - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By sparky1962 - January 16 - 5:21 am
Love my 2015 TDI SEL Passat. The gas mileage is so good I wonder why people even consider hybrids. I average 40MPH and consistently get 49 highway. Comfort, performance,build quality. This car has all the bases covered.The Fender Sound system is really nice. The back seat is extremely roomy for a car this size. If there is a gripe it is the lag of the rearview camera when the car is started. But being a diesel the car should idle a bit before leaving anyways. Perhaps that is why it does that. But that is being really picky. Some say the styling isn't in your face enough, I say class doesn't need to be in your face.This car's looks are timeless & will look as good in 10 years as it does now.
Solid, Well-designed and great MPG - 2015 Volkswagen Passat
By jklo16 - June 26 - 11:38 am
The Volkswagen TDI SEL 2.0 is a very good highway car in the $30k range with a strong turbo assisted diesel and great milage. In eight months, I am approaching 18k miles and am averaging 42 mpg which includes a good mix of bumper to bumper stop and go Tollway driving as well as open highway cruising. As pro reviewers stated, it's solid and very roomy. The radio display is a bit boring with a basic red on black display and the response time is slow from pressing the touch screen to seeing anything happen. ( The screen is not an iPad) The Fender stereo setup is decent for the price range.