2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Overview
What’s New for the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI
VW’s new telematics interface, called Car-Net, debuts this year, along with a standard rearview camera.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Exterior
If you’re looking for a family sedan with a touch of European flair, look no further than the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI. The front façade curves slightly, tipping its hat to its European making, while the Passat’s sharp lines and sculpted sides create a car that appeals more to the American side of the Atlantic. A sleek, low sloping rear finishes off the sedan, creating an aerodynamic profile that allows the diesel engine to get as much fuel economy as possible.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Performance
A turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine powers the Passat TDI, producing 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque on SE and SEL models. Either a six-speed manual or six-speed automated manual transmissions, also known as the DSG, are options for the transmission. With its diesel powertrain, the TDI is able to reach 60 mph from a standstill in 8.9 seconds.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Efficiency
EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2014 Passat TDI is an excellent 35 mpg combined for the manual and 34 mpg combined for the DSG.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Interior
With best in class interior materials and an upscale design, the 2014 Passat keeps its cabin simple, yet classy. The layout of the gauges and controls are clean, while the available touchscreen navigation systems make sure you get where you need to go. Add the spaciousness you receive both in the front and the back, and it’s hard to see why the Passat TDI won’t work for you.
2014 Volkswagen Passat TDI Safety
When it comes to safety, the Passat is perfect scoring a five out of five stars for overall vehicle safety in government crash testing. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety also recognized the Passat for safety, awarding it with their top score of “Good” for frontal moderate-overlap, side-impact, and roof-strength tests. Antilock disc brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, and front and rear side curtain airbags are all standard safety features for the 2014 Passat TDI. Also, an onboard computer automatically cuts off the fuel supply, unlocks the doors, and turns on the hazard flashers in the event of a car crash.