2018 Volkswagen Passat GT Folsom CA

2018 Volkswagen Passat GT in a warehouse

Volkswagen's most aggressive Passat yet is the special edition 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT, a fast and furious sedan that has over 20 interior and exterior enhancements to make it sportier than ever before. If you are someone who loves the luxury of the Passat but wished it had a bit more "oomph" under the hood and around the edges, the new Passat GT will be your next go-to vehicle. Take a look below as we explore its design and see what powers this beast of a sedan!

Test Drive the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT in Folsom CA

On the outside, the new Passat GT differentiates itself from standard Passat models by adding performance-inspired accenting like an R-Line® bumper, honeycomb grille, GT badging, and black door trim. You'll also find that the exterior has standard features not found on most of the other Passat trims, such as LED headlights and LED Daytime Running Lights, two-tone 19-inch “Tornado” wheels, red-painted brake calipers, a black spoiler, and more. On the inside, the Passat GT has even more sporty flair thanks to carbon fiber optic décor, black leatherette with Moonrock Gray inserts and contrast stitching, and aluminum GT-badged sills. Notable interior features include dual-zone Climatronic® automatic climate control and 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display with Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™ and MirrorLink®.

The new Volkswagen Passat GT has the sport mechanics where it really counts, and that's under the hood. Like the new Passat V6 SEL Premium, the Passat GT comes standard with Volkswagen’s 3.6-liter VR6® engine. This machine produces 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque with regular fuel, while still managing to offer an impeccable fuel economy rating of 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. Lowered suspension and a standard six-speed DSG® automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and paddle shifters also work to make this a true sport sedan.

If you would like to see the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT in person, give us a call here at Folsom Lake Volkswagen!