2018 Volkswagen Passat GT new car reviews

For decades the Volkswagen Passat has kind of existed as a bit of a secret–not nearly as popular as the other sedans form the likes of Chevrolet and Ford, but still a chassis with its fans. Volkswagen gave us an all-new Passat for the 2012 model year, with the car receiving updates since–it got a new skin for 2016.

So while not really anything new, it does set up something coming our way soon. Yes, that’s called foreshadowing.

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David S. Wallens David S. Wallens
Editorial Director

If you’re a Volkswagen fan looking for a mid-sized sedan, then this is probably what you want. It’s full of the usual VW traits.

If you’re cross-shopping across the entire spectrum, the VW might have some competition. For a company usually associated with enthusiast drivers, the Passat’s steering felt value and limp. Some of the controls felt a little cheap and, to be honest, this one didn’t leave me feeling warm and fuzzy.

I hear that there’s something sportier coming down the pike, though.

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