The 2010 Volkswagen Passat is a compelling proposition for those who prefer sophisticated road manners and an upscale cabin with V6 vigor. Visit your Greenville Volkswagen dealer and test drive a new Passat today!
Body Styles, Trims, and Options
The 2010 Volkswagen Passat is available as a midsize sedan or wagon. Both body styles come in Komfort trim only. Standard equipment on the sedan includes 17-inch alloy wheels, heated windshield washer nozzles, foglights, a sunroof, air-conditioning, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, leatherette vinyl upholstery, a power driver seat, heated front seats, Bluetooth and an eight-speaker sound system with an in-dash six-CD changer, an auxiliary audio jack and satellite radio. The wagon features all of the sedan’s standard equipment and adds chrome roof rails.
Options include 18-inch alloy wheels, a variety of exterior appearance packages (sedan only), an iPod adapter (replaces the standard aux jack) and a hard-drive-based touchscreen navigation system with a USB port, an iPod interface and 20GB available for digital music storage.
Powertrains and Performance
The front-wheel-drive 2010 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that pumps out 200 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The transmission is VW’s responsive DSG, a six-speed, dual-clutch automated manual.
The 2010 Passat runs from zero to 60 mph in the mid-7-second range.
EPA estimates stand at 22 mpg city/31 mpg highway and 25 mpg combined for both the wagon and sedan.
Antilock disc brakes, stability control, anti-whiplash front head restraints, front-seat side airbags and full-length head curtain airbags are all standard on the Passat, while rear-seat side airbags are optional.
In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash tests, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat earned four stars out of five for its protection of front occupants in head-on collisions. Side-impact tests resulted in five stars for protection of front passengers and four for those in the rear. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety rated the Passat as “Good” (the best rating possible) in its frontal-offset and side-impact crash tests.
Interior Design and Special Features
The VW Passat’s comfortable and upscale cabin is one of its high points. The fit and finish are superb, and there’s a feeling of precision to all the controls. Interior materials quality is first-rate. The leatherette vinyl upholstery contributes nicely to the Passat’s impressive interior.
Trunk capacity stands at 14.2 cubic feet. The wagon has 35.8 cubic feet of cargo room with the second-row seats up, 72.6 cubic feet with the seats folded down.