The Passat has been an important vehicle to Volkswagen in America; not only making a unique version of it for us, but building a plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee for it.
That led to the Atlas SUV, a slew of new ID BEVs that are on the way, and ultimately an end of Passat production here in the U.S., marked by this 2022 Limited Edition model.
It’s powered by a 174-horsepower 2.0-liter I4 turbo, and includes touches that pay homage to the Passat’s past, as well as celebrate its time in Chattanooga.
As we start our farewell tour in this Passat, the first thing we notice is the roominess inside. It’s classified as a midsize sedan, but it feels closer to a full-size, especially in the back seat. And don’t let the not-so-sporty design fool you. This thing can really carve up some corners.