2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport Launched With Unique Design

Volkswagen has brought the Passat Performance concept shown at last year’s Detroit auto show to production. Called the 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport, the new trim level costs $27,295 (including destination) with a five-speed manual transmission or $28,495 with a six-speed automatic.

The 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport slots between the SE and SEL Luxury trims in the midsize sedan’s current lineup, and is powered by the 170-hp, 1.8-liter turbo-four that was added to the Passat for the 2014 model year. Visually, the Sport stands apart from other versions of the Passat thanks to its 19-inch “Luxor” wheels, a rear spoiler, and fog lights. Urano Gray exterior paint is exclusive to the Passat Sport; the other two paint choices, Candy White and Tungsten Silver, are also accompanied by black-painted mirrors and a black roof, design choices that echo the styling of the Passat Performance concept.

Moving inside, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport features sport seats, carbon fiber-look trim, aluminum sport pedals, stainless-steel door sill plates, and unique floor mats. Because the car is based on the Passat SE, other standard equipment includes automatic headlights, a backup camera, heated front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and the Volkswagen Car-Net telematics system that first appeared on the 2014 Volkswagen Jetta.

With the 1.8-liter engine, the 2014 Volkswagen Passat returns 24/35 mpg (city/highway) with a five-speed manual transmission, and 24/34 mpg with a six-speed automatic. The 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sport goes on sale in the spring.

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