When Edmunds.com declared 2017 Volkswagen Passat's modern styling "decidedly upscale," Cars.com echoing sentiments with "quick acceleration, solid steering, [and] outstanding driving performance," we at East Coast Volkswagen reflected on how far Passat has come from classic to now, and adjudged the praise of the 2017 midsize iteration well-deserved.

And it's not just the standard offering consisting of a road-worthy 1.8L, 170-horsepower, 184 lb.-ft.-of-torque turbocharged engine with up to 23 mpg city and up to 34 mpg highway fuel economy, or the ample cargo space making possible a best-in-class rear legroom rating.

2017 Volkswagen Passat boasts excellent handling to boot. An available DSG® automatic transmission enables smooth shifts with track-inspired, steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters, and options to shift manually in Tiptronic® mode or put a little extra drive behind Passat in Sport mode provide a rewarding experience of driver's-seat control. And Passat's interior bespeaks both style and comfort, with eye-pleasing available wood-textured trim and aluminum appearance accents and available heated front and rear seats and Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate controls to make the cabin a veritable world apart from the elements. 60/40-split folding rear seats with a pass-through provide plenty of room for road essentials, and accessing them with hands full is a breeze thanks to the hands-free trunk.

So check the available frameless, auto-dimming rearview mirror, turn on available LED headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights, and let's hit the road. A test drive is just a short trip to the Myrtle Beach, SC area from North Myrtle Beach, Conway, Garden City, Charleston, Wilmington, NC or The Grand Strand. Stop by and see us today!

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