2017 Passat Is a Midsize Sedan Perfect for Families

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a midsize sedan that is great for families or anyone who occasionally carries around rear-seat passengers and wants them to have more than enough room. The trunk is spacious and easy to load thanks to its design, and the Passat delivers a quiet cabin with a refined drive along the highway. The Passat focuses on practicality and affordability, staying away from features that only add flash without actually making a difference. If you’re curious what driving a VW vehicle is like, then come into Onion Creek Volkswagen today to test drive your desired model.

2017 Volkswagen Passat Exterior Features

The Passat’s sleek lines and refined styling helps it stand out from the crowd, giving Texas drivers an elegance that can be hard to find in this segment. The Passat works to redefine what you expect from a family car, raising your expectations. For some added styling, opt for the Passat R-Line with its sportier, bolder attitude complete with a sporty bumper on both ends, 19-inch wheels, and plenty of styling cues found on performance vehicles. The LED headlights and LED daytime running lights show off your style while illuminating the road in front of you. Opt for the Easy Open Trunk for hands-free access to your Passat’s cargo area. To use it, leave your key in your pocket or purse and swipe your foot underneath the rear bumper, then watch the trunk open. Even the base version of the Volkswagen Passat has power-operated side mirrors featuring integrated turn signals, and halogen headlights. On higher trims, the side mirrors add heating and the windshield washer nozzles also become heated. You can also enjoy a power tilting and sliding sunroof on the Passat. Available automatic headlights have a feature for Coming/Leaving Home.

Interior Features of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

To make the 2017 Passat feel even more premium, upgrade the interior to include refined aluminum and wood-textured trim. Saying that this Volkswagen is spacious is an understatement, as it actually has the best-in-class rear legroom, fitting tall adults with ease. The 60/40 rear seats have a pass-through that lets you easily fit longer items, such as skis, in the trunk space while still fitting at least one passenger in the rear seat. The front seats come standard with 6-way manual adjustment and lumbar support for the driver. Upgrading can give you driver-seat memory, 8-way power adjustment and power lumbar for both front seats, and leather upholstery. While most vehicles in the class offer heated front seats, the Passat is one of the precious few that offer heated rear seats as well so everyone can warm up with ease. The available self-dimming rearview mirror is frameless and prevents being blinded by vehicles around you with their high beams on. Regardless of the Passat trim you choose, you also get cruise control, a multifunction steering wheel, and Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control that includes a pollen filter and ventilation for the rear passengers. Upgrade to wrap the steering wheel in leather and add remote start.

Performance to Expect of the 2017 Passat

Most 2017 Passat models will run on the same 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that works with a 6-speed automatic and generates 170 horsepower plus 184 pound-feet for torque. This engine has quick acceleration, going from 0 up to 60 mph in just 7.7 seconds. A 3.6-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet is available on the SE or SEL Premium trims and can get up to 60 mph in only 6.4 seconds. The system lets you shift manually within Tiptronic; take advantage of Sport Mode for more thrills. Available paddle shifters are inspired by racecars and give you the ease of shifting while your hands are still on the steering wheel.

Available Technology Features

  • SiriusXM Satellite Radio
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • USB Port
  • SD Card Reader
  • 5- or 6.3-Inch Touchscreen
  • Bluetooth*
  • VW Car-Net App-Connect with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Available VW Car-Net Guide & Inform
  • Available Touchscreen Navigation
  • Available Fender Premium Audio with 8 Speakers

Available Safety Features

  • Rearview Camera
  • Rigid Safety Cage
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Front Assist
  • Available Blind Spot Monitor
  • Available VW Car-Net Security & Service
  • Available Rear Traffic Alert
  • Available Lane Assist
  • Available Park Assist
  • Available Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Available Park Pilot

The Difference of Shopping at Onion Creek Volkswagen

Shopping for your 2017 Volkswagen Passat at Onion Creek Volkswagen is unlike shopping at any other dealership. While others focus on the sale, our goal is customer satisfaction, and we will work with you to get you behind the wheel of your dream Passat. That is why we patiently answer questions you have about your chosen VW, make suggestions based on your requirements, and have a finance department that can adapt to your particular situation. Visit our Austin, Texas, dealership today to get behind the wheel of the 2017 Passat on a test drive.

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