2018 VW Passat

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

Available in six trims, the 2018 VW Passat is a product of precise German engineering and worldly sophistication. This mid-size sedan runs on a turbocharged I-4 engine or a V6 engine. A 6.3-inch infotainment system and the Fender audio system are some of the Passat's technology highlights. Available with more than 10 active safety features, the 2018 VW appropriately earned the highest possible ratings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.


2018 VW Passat S

Starting MSRP*


Fuel Economy (City/Hwy)**

25 city / 36 hwy mpg**

Standard Engine

2.0-liter Turbo


174 Horsepower


6-Speed Auto

Exterior and Performance

Carrying the legendary TSI label, the 2018 VW Passat's 2.0 L engine is supported by a turbocharger. This four-cylinder engine whips out 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. According to EPA estimates, the turbo engine engine offers an impressive fuel economy of 36 MPG on the highway. Engineered to run on premium fuel, the 3.6 L VR6 engine is capable of producing 280 hp and approximately 260 lb-ft of torque. Cast iron makes up the cylinders and crankshaft of this powerful engine block. To get the Passat into the right gear, you just need to customize the DSG automatic transmission system that includes the Tiptronic technology. Paddle shifters and the Sport Mode are some other advanced controls in this highly dynamic transmission. Telescopic dampers and anti-roll bars support the Passat's rear and front suspension systems. Operating on a dual-circuit mechanism, the power-assisted vented disc brakes lock the front wheels on demand.

Interior and Technology

Leather covers the eight-way front seats in the 2018 VW Passat. Power lumbar supports are installed in these comfortable seats that are available with heating. Select models are furnished with natural wooden trims and aluminum inlays. Whether you're a bit cold or too hot, the Climatronic automatic climate control system will quickly adjust the temperatures in the front cabin. For maximum comfort during the winter season, get the rear seats that have built-in heating. The frameless rearview mirror in the Passat automatically dims in response to exterior lighting conditions. A push button ignition system and remote start are some other convenient amenities in this VW sedan.

From GPS navigation to entertainment, the 2018 Passat's Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect delivers plenty of helpful utilities on the road. You just need to swipe and tap a 6.3-inch touch screen to access a virtual portal of apps. Android Auto and Apple CarPlay import external apps from compatible smartphones. Bluetooth and MirrorLink provide other convenient connectivity options in this VW sedan. A valid subscription to the VW Car-Net Guide & Inform includes SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. You can also use the VW Car-Net Security & Service to remotely manage the Passat from a mobile device. The Fender sound system produces 400 watts of pulsating beats from SiriusXM Satellite Radio. An SD card slot, auxiliary jack and two USB ports let you seamlessly import other audio files from external sources.

2018 VW Passat Interior


The Front Assist technology can stop the 2018 VW Passat when there's a high risk of a crash. This package includes the Autonomous Emergency Braking that usually comes on after Forward Collision Warning. When another car ahead accelerates or slows down, the Adaptive Cruise Control will maintain a steady following distance. The Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitor sharpen your awareness of other cars in adjacent lanes. With some help from the Park Pilot and Park Assist, you're unlikely to struggle with parking. This VW sedan also offers the Rear Traffic Alert and a rear vision camera. Some of the vehicle's notable passive safety features include the Side Curtain Protection air bags and Intelligent Crash Response System.

Test Drive Today!

Come to our Merrillville, IN Volkswagen dealership and browse a large inventory of 2018 VW Passat models. We offer the S, SE, SEL Premium and other trims for test drives.


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.