Passat GT named a Top Car For Your Commute

Aug 24, 2018

CarGurus® recommends vehicles for specific types of commutes
following Commuting Sentiment Survey


Herndon, VA  (August 24, 2018) — Volkswagen of America, Inc., is pleased to announce that the 2018 Passat GT has been named as one of the CarGurus'® Top Cars For Your Commute. The list accompanies the website’s Commuting Sentiment Survey, and offers vehicle recommendations for different types of commutes around the country.

CarGurus recognized the 2018 Volkswagen Passat GT as a great choice for a blend of high fuel economy along with the  power to tackle frequent steep roads, as you might find in cities like Portland, San Diego, and Nashville. “With 280 horsepower, its powerful 3.6-liter V6 engine has enough power to keep commuters going on their daily drive,” says Matt Smith, Senior Editor at CarGurus.

“The GT represents the best of what Passat has to offer,” says Derrick Hatami, Executive Vice President of Sales, Marketing, and After Sales for Volkswagen of America, Inc. “Its V6 engine is powerful, yet efficient, it sits low for better driving dynamics and the interior and exterior styling is amped up for a sportier look. We think it’s a great choice for a daily driver and are honored that CarGurus agrees.”

The 2018 Passat GT features Volkswagen’s 3.6-liter VR6® engine, which produces 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, paired with a six-speed DSG® automatic transmission for surprising fuel economy—EPA estimated fuel economy is 19 mpg city and 28 mpg highway. More than 20 interior and exterior enhancements separate it from the rest of the Passat lineup, including standard LED headlights and taillights, R-line® bumpers, a red accent line through the honeycomb grille and red brake calipers, reminiscent of the GTI, 19-inch aluminum alloy-wheels and black accents inside and out. Starting MSRP for the Passat GT is $29,145.

CarGurus editors took factors like commuting efficiency, mileage variation, hilliness and weather into account for the ‘Top Cars For Your Commute’ analysis, then looked at vehicle efficiency, horsepower, comfort and even alternative-fuel options to come up with the top car recommendations for specific types of commutes. To view the interactive map highlighting the top commuter picks for each major U.S. city visit:


About CarGurus

Founded in 2006, CarGurus, Inc. (NASDAQ: CARG) is a global, online automotive marketplace connecting buyers and sellers of new and used cars. The company uses proprietary technology, search algorithms and data analytics to bring trust and transparency to the automotive search experience and help users find great deals from top-rated dealers. CarGurus is the largest automotive shopping site in the U.S. based on monthly unique visitor traffic (source: comScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, June 2018). In addition to the United States, CarGurus operates online marketplaces in Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy and Spain.

About Volkswagen of America, Inc.
Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc., an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWoA) is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia. It is a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany. VWoA’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state -of-the- art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. VWoA sells the Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, Tiguan, and Tiguan Limited vehicles through more than 650 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen of America online at or to learn more.

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