2019 Volkswagen Passat Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
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With the 2019 Volkswagen Passat, the brand has simplified its offerings while making sure that the main features of the Passat continue to shine through. As a mid-size sedan, the Passat is a practical vehicle that's fun to drive.
This Volkswagen now comes with only two trim levels, cutting down on the available choices. The Wolfsburg Edition is the name for the more basic trim, and the SE R-Line is what VW calls their more upgraded version. Instead of giving customers a choice of engines, all versions of the car run on the same turbocharged 2.0-liter, inline-four engine. It comes with 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat Wolfsburg sits on 17" wheels. 18" wheels are available at an additional cost, and they would have to come with a power sunroof as part of the package.
The Wolfsburg has a 6.3" touchscreen in which people can access information and stay entertained. With keyless entry, drivers can quickly access their cars, and the push button start provides even more convenience. V-Tex leatherette upholstery on the seats adds a touch of luxury to the cabin. On brisk days, the heated seats and side mirrors can play a prominent role.
On the 2019 Volkswagen Passat SE R-Line, many elements are pumped up a notch. Rather than 17" or 18" wheels, this version sits on 19" twin five-spoke alloy wheels. The headlights and taillights use LEDs for their brightness. Navigation, ambient lighting throughout the inside of the car, and an audio system by Fender help add to the premium atmosphere in the car. In addition, the SE R-Line's remote start can be important in certain situations, as can the hands-free Easy Open trunk.
The 2L engine is relatively efficient, getting an estimated 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway. Its turbo technology boosts power by forcing cooler air into the engine.
Paired with the engine is a six-speed automatic transmission that allows for a smooth transitions. If anyone wants more responsive handling, paddle shifters can be put in on the steering wheel. Alternatively, Sport mode can be activated if drivers want to feel like they're out on the race track.
Smartphone connectivity ensures that drivers and their passengers are always in-the-know. With App-Connect, the apps from a phone can be displayed on the car's touchscreen. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, so contacts, messages, and more can be accessed. People can play their own downloaded music, stream content, or listen to music over the radio. Sirius XM All Access is available with a subscription.
Navigation comes into handy whenever driving on an unfamiliar route or when traffic forces one to take a detour. Turn-by-turn directions are key, and thousands of points of interest are pre-programmed into the system.
On the SE R-Line Passat, the package is a bit more comprehensive. The system can guide and inform drivers of where the nearest gas stations are (along with their prices) and broadcast weather and sports reports.
This higher trim also comes with Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service. This enables drivers to locate their parked cars, lock the doors remotely, receive roadside assistance, and check out the diagnostics related to their car's fluids and related components.
The 2019 Volkswagen Passat comes with seven features that keep it stable as well as other active safety systems. This combination of factors has helped the car earn a five-star rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Enhancing stability are features like Electronic Brake-pressure Distribution and Electronic Stability Control. They work together to adjust the throttle and/or brakes in an effort to keep the car from losing control. Further, the car's frame includes front and rear crumple zones that are intended to absorb energy, keeping it away from passengers.
There are several ways in which technology assists with safety. For example, the rear view camera has a wide lens to give greater perspective on what's behind the Passat. Automatic Post-Collision Braking is standard, slowing vehicles down after an impact has happened to prevent further accidents. Also in the case of an impact, the Intelligent Crash Response System can kick into gear, turning off the fuel pump and activating hazard lights automatically.
Other advanced features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Front Assist lessen the potential of a front impact. Lane Assist and Blind Spot Monitoring can be used to keep drivers from veering into other cars. Rear Traffic Alert comes into play when some is having a hard time seeing while backing up out of a parking spot. Lane Assist and Adaptive Cruise Control are available options, while the others are standard on the 2019 Volkswagen Passat.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Volkswagen Passat invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Volkswagen Passat MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.