2021 to 2022 Volkswagen Passat Comparison

2022 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

2022 VW Passat vs. 2021 VW Passat

The 2022 Volkswagen Passat will be the final model year of the historic sedan. As such, Volkswagen has put everything into making their latest version the most comprehensive edition of the vehicle. This includes creating a Limited Edition trim level that pays homage to the plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee where the Passat has been built for the last decade. A new exterior paint scheme and interior design implements help this version of the sedan stand out from the rest. Compared to the 2021 version of the Passat, the 2022 VW Passat is sure to excite Denver Metro drivers with its classic attention to a quality drive.


Equipped with the same turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine as the 2021 model year of the sedan, the 2022 Volkswagen Passat gives Denver Metro drivers plentiful performance to tackle whatever daily conditions they face. Delivering 174 horsepower of smooth acceleration through the automatic six-speed transmission that the engine comes paired with, everyone in the vehicle will adore the robust and elegant ride they experience in the Passat. All 2022 Passat models are FWD only just like the 2021 model year. With an EPA-estimated 24 MPG city/36 MPG highway fuel economy, the 2022 Passat sees a little extra efficiency in the city compared to the already efficient 2021 model.

Exterior & Interior Features

With the introduction of the exclusive Limited Edition trim level for the 2022 VW Passat, there is plenty of innovation and style that makes this version of the sedan truly stand out. This starts with the Racing Green metallic paint scheme that only comes on this trim level and makes a powerful statement on the road. Additionally, only a select number of the Limited Edition trim will come with this color option. The 15-inch wheels that the Limited Edition Passat comes fitted with are unique to the vehicle as well.

Inside, this version of the 2022 Passat is loaded with the premium content that exemplifies the decision to make the final version of the sedan the most memorable one ever. The leather used to upholster the seating is both comfortable and visually stunning, while both the front and rear seats get heated functionality. Integrated navigation is among the premium convenience and multimedia applications accessible in the Limited Edition version of the Passat. With a Premium Sound System from Fender installed as well, passengers will know they are enjoying their music with optimal sound quality.

Safety Features

Standard safety and driver-assistance technology found in the 2021 model year of the Passat make their way back into the 2022 edition. Systems such as Forward Collision Warning and Automatic Emergency Braking work together to help keep the front of the sedan monitored and protected. Similarly, the road behind the Passat is protected through Blind Spot Monitoring and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert. Adaptive Cruise Control is found in the select upper-level trims of the Passat much like its 2021 counterpart.

Find Out More About the 2022 Volkswagen Passat at Emich VW

If you have been interested in making the Passat a steadfast member of your driving fleet, Emich VW would like to help you get into a 2022 model year today. Visit our Denver dealership and learn about our vehicle shopping process including financing. This is the last model year for the iconic member of the legendary brand, so take the opportunity to experience the elite ride of the Passat and never see your daily Colorado driving the same again.

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