Official: 2014 VW Passat 1.8T priced at $20,895*

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Volkswagen announces pricing for the 2014 Passat 1.8T.

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the whole Passat range with the new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which starts at $20,895* for the base 1.8T S sedan equipped with the standard five-speed manual transmission. Step up to the 1.8T Wolfsburg Edition, standard with a six-speed automatic, and buyers are looking at $23,695*. The SE with a five-speed manual starts at $24,475*, and it goes up from there. The Passat 1.8T SEL has already launched and starts at $30,895*. (*Prices don’t include the $820 destination charge.)

The 1.8-liter turbo four, meant to replace the 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine, is the newest powerplant to be used in VW’s lineup. It makes the same 170 horsepower as the inline five and seven pound-feet more torque, at 184 lb-ft, but does so at lower RPM for better low- and mid-range power. For the EPA’s combined city-highway driving cycle, the Passat 1.8T equipped with the six-speed automatic is rated at 28 miles per gallon, compared to 25 mpg for a similarly equipped Passat 2.5.

For all the talk of efficiency, the performance boost afforded by the new 1.8T over the 2.5 is not lost on VW. The manufacturer claims a Passat 1.8T equipped with the five-speed manual transmission can sprint from 0-60 miles per hour in 7.5 seconds, compared to 8.2 seconds in a manual 2.5-liter Passat. The six-speed auto Passat 1.8T does 0-60 mph in 7.9 seconds, compared to 8.9 seconds for the old model.

Check out the press release below for more details on the Passat 1.8T.

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2014 VW Passat 1.8T priced at $20,895* originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:13:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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