Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

Take a sleek, stylish, and technologically savvy sedan, and inject with pure, hybrid eco-friendliness, and out will come the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid. In a world of car manufacturers hybridizing their favorite models, the Hyundai Sonata is a true standout. At first glance, you wouldn’t even know that it’s a hybrid, which is exactly what we …

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Hyundai Sonata

When it comes to contemporary automobiles with subtle, yet refined style, the Hyundai Sonata sits just at the top of the list. This borderline luxury sedan is one of the most comfortable and stylish sedans on the market today. While it may not be the most stand-out in terms of expression and performance, it is …

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Hyundai Palisade

When it comes to making affordable, functional, and stylish vehicles, no other car manufacturer seems to be able to do it quite like Hyundai does it.  The Hyundai Palisade has helped bring the company to the larger vehicle market, as it is one of their best and biggest three-row SUVs that they have ever released. …

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Hyundai Kona

When it comes to developing stylish, budget-friendly, and fuel-efficient vehicles, Hyundai has been on a roll. The Kona is one of the most charming vehicles that has come out in the past couple of years. With a tight and punchy powertrain that is fun to drive and a stylish design that provides you with class …

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Hyundai Ioniq

You usually know when you’re looking at a hybrid or electric car thanks to the least-aerodynamic designs and non-intimidating looks.  With the Hyundai Ioniq, that is not the case. It does a great job at being as unassuming as possible, although it’s a wonderful electric vehicle. A History of the Hyundai Ioniq The Hyundai Ioniq …

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Though it has been passed on to by the Germans, people often think of the Passat as one of the quintessential American sedans. With a sleek design and tons of room in the back unlike most sedans in its class, it’s one of the best family-style sedans around. Though it may never take any top sedan awards from the Accord or Camry, it is still an automobile that deserves all of the praise it can get. 

A Brief History In Production – The VW Passat

The Volkswagen Passat has been in production since 1973. Though the Passat was originally made to parallel the design of the Audi 80, they currently have their own design. 

Technology and Design of the VW Passat

The 2019 Passat has two different models: Wolfsburg and SE R-Line, each of which uses a 2.0L four-cylinder engine. The Wolfsburg has 17-inch wheels, keyless entry, and a 6.3” infotainment system on top of the standard technology. 

The standard technology includes forward-collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, and automated emergency braking. The SE R-Line comes complete with everything mentioned above, as well as top-tier trims. 

Seven Generations of the VW Passat

  • First Generation VW Passat (1972-1984)

The first-generation Passat was available in two, three, four, and five-door versions. It featured a four-cylinder OHC 1.3L engine. By 1984, the headlight had changed from round to rectangular. 

  • Second Generation VW Passat (1984-1988)

The second-generation came with the addition of a three-vox saloon. Top-of-the-line versions of the car received 1.9-2.2L VW engines.

  • Third Generation VW Passat (1988-1996)

The third-generation lacked a grille, which was reminiscent of older Volkswagen models with rear engines. This was the first transverse engine layout in the realm of Passats. 

  • Fourth Generation VW Passat (1997-2006)

The fourth-generation Passat was equipped with a front-wheel-drive system and was based on the B5 platform. By 2002, the car had a 4L engine with 275 horsepower, though they also introduced a 2L turbocharged 136 horsepower model in 2004. 

  • Fifth Generation VW Passat (2006-2010)

By the fifth-generation, the car was equipped with a variety of brand new Passat features, including a DVD navigation system, a keyless start engine, and a DVD/Navigation system. 

  • Sixth Generation VW Passat (2010-2015)

The sixth-generation Passat featured a totally reworked exterior with a Scirocco-like grille and a sharper, more aggressive body. 

  • Seventh Generation VW Passat (2015-Present)

By 2015, the car was completely refreshed with new LED headlights and tail lights. It now features the VW MIB II infotainment system and Car-Net connectivity. 

The VW Passat In the News

In recent VW news, the new VW Passat GTE is now available for order. This modern VW is a plug-in hybrid with a high-electrical range battery. Learn more about it below!

Celebrity Endorsements of the VW Passat

Though it’s more of a family car than a celebrity car, there are a few famous fans of the VW Passat, including musician Jasmin Wagner and athlete Tanja Szewczenko.

Best VW Passat Groups

There is no better place to discuss Passat love than Passat World

The VW Passat – The Family-Size Car With A Mid-Size Design

German engineering is some of the best around, and when you can get it in a vehicle that is affordable and easy-to-drive, it is like having your cake and eating it too. Here is to another few decades of Volkswagen’s best sedan, the VW Passat!

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