Volkswagen has a very solid reputation among the masses. As consumers, we get very specific images in our minds when the car company is mentioned. Some imagine the beetle; others, the VW Bus. Both were, and still are, very popular models that made Volkswagen famous, not only for the novelty of their appearances, but also for the fact that they were quality vehicles, and many still circulate today. roads. The Passat, however, really set the bar when it came to budget all-inclusive cars that fit the family. Due to that fact, Volkswagen’s Passat model has been, and continues to be, one of the most reliable on the road, and has now been hailed as the best midsize car of all time, according to an April 2019 article posted. by Motor1.com.
Currently in its eighth generation, the Passat came out under that specific model name in 1993, but carried various other names and references from ’73 to ’93. The base model for the Passat began production in 1972 for model year 73, and was called the B1, B2, B3, B4, etc. (consider the ‘B’ as an abbreviation for ‘generation’) by designers and builders, but it was officially labeled Carat, Corsar, Dasher, Magotan, Quantum, and Santana for public sale purposes. These particular naming options were originally given because the car’s initial platform paralleled that of the Audi A4 and Audi 80, but the vehicle no longer shares that platform. The 1993 model, or Passat B4, underwent a facelift that pretty much changed its platform entirely, at which point Volkswagen gave it the model name Passat.
So the fact is, there are many, many Volkswagen models that technically fall into the ‘Passat’ category and are considered precursors to what we now call Passat, but for all intents and purposes, we will be discussing models that have only been produced since ’93. until present in this article. You may be wondering what we are discussing regarding the Passat. Well, in an effort to show you the changes the model has undergone in the last twenty-six years under its current name, and to help you know which particular model years are the best of the best, we’ve narrowed things down and put everything in one place for you. Below is a list of ten of the best Volkswagen Passat models ever made, all from model years 1993 to 2019. They are listed from 10 to 1, with # 1 being the best of the best. The list is not all-inclusive, but features the models sold strictly as Passat.
This is the perfect opportunity to better understand the differentiating factors involved in case you are thinking of buying one, or if you are just curious. No matter what the reason, you’re about to learn a lesson about the large family car model that Volkswagen has literally spent decades modifying; what we have now is basically a tangible compilation confirming all their hard work. So, take this opportunity to sit back and educate yourself… read on….
The 10 best Volkswagen Passat models of all time
10. The 2010 Passat Komfort Sedan (B7)
This seventh generation of the first year was basically a 2009 that underwent a ‘facelift’, or it was revised both aesthetically and mechanically. The process was carried out by the former director of the Volkswagen Group, Walter de Silva and Klaus Bischoff. After the changes were made, the 2010 Passat was launched to the public at the Paris Motor Show in September 2010. The distinctive changes made included the grille, headlights and most of the body panels. The car featured a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission, adaptive headlights, side-curtain and side-impact airbags, and a 4-cylinder turbo that delivered 26 mpg combined. The MSRP started at $ 28k for the sedan and around $ 29.5k for the station wagon version. Developed with the tastes of the United States in mind, the Passat sold well in the United States during this time.
9. Passat 2006 (B6, Typ 3C)
First launched at the 2005 Geneva Motor Show and presented for sale to the European public that same year, the 2006 Passat was a sixth-generation second-year model. This year saw a redesign that was based on the Mk5 Golf PQ46 rather than the Audi models that preceded it. It also featured a 4-wheel drive model that had a transverse engine rather than a longitudinal version. Consumers could choose between the turbocharged 4-cylinder or a V6, and a manual or automatic transmission, as well as a …