Volkswagen's midsized sedan was optimized for the American market with the 2012 redesign; that is to say, it grew larger than most competitors, lost some of that crisp European driving feel, and became less expensive.
Since then, continual changes have tweaked and honed the Passat. For 2019, the only available powertrain is the 174-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder; the V6 has been dropped. The six-speed automatic transmission works well enough, but isn't quite as refined as the better ones in this category.
In most cases, automotive warranties are based on the vehicle identification number (VIN), and the warranty will be valid regardless of ownership. The dealership can tell you exactly how much warranty is left.Read more about extended warranties