Kelley Blue Book Praises 2017 Volkswagen Passat

The car and truck research and valuation expert saw fit to award the 2017 VW Passat an admirable rating of 8.3 out of 10. That the mid-size sedan's European design spoke to the North American taste and preference focus borne of a build out of Chattanooga, Tennessee was just the beginning of that to which lovers of The People's Car had to look forward.

KBB headed right out the gate with its accolades for "confidence-inspiring dynamics" and a "satisfying and relaxing driving experience," calling 2017 Passat "one of the most enjoyable (mid-size sedans) to drive." Perhaps among the reviewer's most comprehensive appreciation, the new VW sedan proved itself spacious, practical, and most of all, competitively valued against rivals like Toyota Camry and Honda Accord. Our Lebanon, NH Volkswagen dealer can certainly see what the authority means. 2016 Volkswagen Passat saw a refresh, and the 2017 model shows off a few upgrades to excel, from safety to interior tech.

To wit, 2017 VW Passat R-Line and Passat SE with the Technology package got a sweet increase in standard equipment. Passat R-Line now incorporates sporty accouterments like V-Tex leatherette seating, striking 19" Salvador alloy wheels, and front and rear bumpers to capture attention. Inside its cabin, you'll find a leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel flanked by a touchscreen sound system with Bluetooth and Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect. That means accessing apps, streaming music, viewing mobile maps, text messaging, and more has never been easier. Plus, you can count on the situational awareness enhancement of a standard Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert.

Ascend to a 2017 Passat SE with Technology, and you can avail yourself of the ability to head from point A to point Adventure with help from a sprawling 6.33-inch Discovery Media touchscreen navigation system with voice control. Adaptive Cruise Control helps ensure you keep a safe distance from others on the road along the way, and Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) makes sliding into that sweet spot at your venue a breeze with audible and visual feedback. Factor in corner-illuminating foglights and heated front and rear seating, and enjoying the Passat drive during Mother Nature's inclemency becomes a matter of course.

Perhaps top among the standout features of 2017 Passat is Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, now standard for all trims. The system kicks in during overacceleration toward another vehicle, alerting you to act against a potential collision and automatically applying brakes if necessary. These help Passat earn its much-coveted NHTSA 5-Star Safety and IIHS Top Safety Pick ratings.

Check out all that 2017 Volkswagen Passat has to offer your own drive-time apart from the rest here at Miller Volkswagen. You'll find us conveniently located in Lebanon, NH, right here at home at 175 Heater Road.

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