Since 1972, the Passat has been an integral part of the Volkswagen lineup. The sedan has changed quite a bit over the years, but one thing’s for certain: its value is improving. The 2021 VW Passat was recently recognized by Kelley Blue Book as the 5-Year Cost to Own Award winner in the midsize car segment.
“Choosing a car with low ownership costs can help shoppers save a significant amount of money over time — often several hundred and sometimes even thousands of dollars — so it’s worthwhile to research the cost to own details of any new car you’re considering,” said Eric Ibara, director of residual values for Kelley Blue Book.
But what makes the Passat the best value in its segment? According to KBB, it all comes down to driver experience, estimated fuel costs, depreciation, maintenance and repair costs, state fees, and finance and insurance fees. The Passat’s turbocharged 2.0-liter engine — standard on all three trims — provides thrill behind the wheel, especially with the available paddle shifters. After that, fuel economy is considered. Offering up to 36 mpg on the highway, the Passat beat out competitors like the Subaru Legacy and the Mazda6.*
Even though KBB deemed the Passat to be a reliable vehicle, it’s still important to regularly service your car. Contact our Service Department at Gossett VW of Germantown to schedule your next appointment or visit our Sales Department to get behind the wheel of your new Passat.
*24 city/36 highway mpg (2021 Passat 2.0L, 6-speed automatic transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.