Volkswagen has announced the 2014 Passat will be priced from $20,895 in the United States.

Volkswagen has announced the 2014 Passat will be priced from $20,895 in the United States.

Looking identical to last year's model, the 2014 Passat is equipped with a new turbocharged 1.8-liter TSI four-cylinder petrol engine that produces 170 bhp (127 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque. It should enable the sedan to accelerate from 0-60 mph in approximately 7.5 seconds (7.9 seconds with the six-speed automatic) which is a 0.7 second (0.8 second) improvement over the previous 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine. The new engine is also more fuel efficient as the manual-equipped model will return 24 mpg city / 35 mpg highway / 28 mpg combined.

According to Joerg Sommer, Vice President of Product Marketing and Strategy at Volkswagen of America, "We are delighted that the majority of our Passat customers are now able to benefit from the performance and fuel-efficiency of our turbocharged and direct-injection engines, whether they choose TDI or TSI technology. Volkswagen leads the volume market with these engines in North America and we are excited that we are furthering our leadership with them.”

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2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8 TSI gets detailed & priced