Volkswagen's full-size sedan get a tech update for 2016 and, in the wake of recent controversy, will continue to offer its 2.0-liter diesel engine option.
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The 2014 Volkswagen Passat competes well in its segment for driving character and fuel economy, and checks off the right boxes for cabin tech, but falls short on driver-assistance features.
The 2014 Passat SEL Premium 1.8T is interesting for a few reasons, not least of which is its new turbo engine.
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is mostly a very average car, suitable for its segment, but offers a stand-out audio system and exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition.
The larger Volkswagen Passat, aimed at the North American market, get a refresh for the 2016 model year.
The market isn't ready for fuel-cell cars, but Volkswagen is. This is the hydrogen-powered Passat HyMotion.
The world needs a lot more hydrogen refuelling stations before a fuel-cell car makes practical sense, but when the world is ready, Volkswagen has not one but two cars primed for production.
The new 2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium competes in the toughest category with the likes of the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, and Nissan Altima. Brian Cooley takes it out for a drive and checks the tech.
VW reduces the size of the engine in the Passat to achieve better fuel economy, and gives the car a Fender audio system, one of the best in the segment.
The younger generation no longer feels as strong a need to be behind the wheel -- and phones have stolen some of cars' cachet.