The Volkswagen Passat: As Swift as the Trade Winds, it was Named After

January 10th, 2022 by

The Volkswagen Passat evokes a certain panache, something not so easily describable and an enticing proposition for confident intellectuals worldwide. It accomplishes a versatility that is largely lost in the marketplace today, with contemporary car models often striking one-note designs that leave much to be desired.

The remarkable, sporty lines and aggressive stance will lure you in, while the clean, professorial design, high-performance engine, and feature list will leave you excited to drive this car every day. This is the Volkswagen Passat.


Volkswagen knows how to pack a lot of power into small packages, and the engine offering in the Passat lineup is no exception. Across all trim levels, you’ll find Volkswagen’s powerful 2.0L 4-Cylinder TSI, 6-speed engine humming quietly under the hood. But what exactly does the TSI distinction mean for performance.

Volkswagen’s TSI (Turbocharged Stratified Injected) engine is lightweight, high-powered, fuel-efficient. Combined with Passat’s slight form factor, it helps deliver the precision driving experience VW enthusiasts seek.

Thanks to high-pressure injection, small-displacement volume, and a thoughtfully designed intercooling system, VW has been able to downsize its engines without leaving any power on the table. Often outperforming much larger engines and solving the problem of low-end torque and power that turbocharged 4-cylinder engines often struggle with.


As you would come to expect from Volkswagen, the interior comfort of the Passat is more than just inviting V-Tex leatherette seats and dual-zone climate controls. The perfect balance of clean, minimal design and comfort technology existing together without stepping on each other toes is where the magic of the Passat interior truly resides.

With Driver assistance features like:

  • Blind Spot Monitoring
  • Front Assist
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Lane Assist
  • Light Assist
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Park Distance Control
  • Park Assist

The VW Passat all but drives itself down the road. Seamlessly integrating such technology into the cockpit and sparing not even the slightest design element is a tell-tale sign of Volkswagen’s superior aesthetic.

Safety and Technology 

Driver safety is top-of-mind at Volkswagen, and who better design first-in-class safety systems to protect you and your family?

With features like Safety Cage, the Passat is not only an exhilarating driving experience but a well-protected one. With crumple zones located in the front and rear of the vehicle, Safety Cage is designed to help absorb the energy of a crash and distribute it away from the driver and passengers.

Included in the safety lineup are features like:

  • Intelligent Crash Response System
  • Automatic Post-Collision Braking System
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Rearview Camera System

Sure to give you peace of mind while you enjoy the iconic ride quality and nods of acknowledgment from car enthusiasts on the road! 


As mentioned, the Passat has a certain panache, an erudite sensibility that is unmistakably a sign of Volkswagen design. It’s for the person who loves beautiful things and maintains an understated passion for performance.

Ultimately, Volkswagen has delivered another well-balanced offering that checks every box. The Passat will undoubtedly get you where you’re going and arrive with a serious presence. Do yourself and your family a service and schedule a test drive at City Volkswagen of Evanston today!