The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is the company's midsize sedan.

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The Passat has essentially been the same since 2012, although this year the base engine increases from a 1.8-liter to a 2.0-liter I4.

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Our tester, however, has the 3.6-liter V6 under the hood, good for 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

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A six-speed dual-clutch transmission gets power down to the front wheels.

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The Passat gets an EPA combined rating of only 22 miles per gallon.

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The Passat has available adaptive cruise control, but it doesn't work below 15 miles per hour.

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However, our top SEL Premium trim has blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning and emergency braking as well as lane keep assist standard.

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If space is of concern, the Passat has you covered with 39 inches of rear legroom and a sizable 15.9 cubic-foot space trunk.

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The 2018 VW Passat starts at $22,995, but our tester comes in at $35,500 including $850 destination.

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