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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

Edmunds.comEdmunds.com Posts: 10,059
edited September 2014 in Volkswagen

image2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

A rainy day brings up a blurry, impressionistic image on the 2014 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T's backup camera.

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  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILPosts: 531
    The key is to keep the camera as clean as you can. A little bit of road grime or road salt can really muck up the view. The cameras can be tucked away in places that $5 car wash might not get, so just be sure to clean it when the image quality starts to degrade.
  • That happens when water gets on any lens; however, the view immediately behind you that isn't distorted by the fisheye view is still clear and doing the job is was designed for.
  • I'm curious as the the mpg you're getting. I just purchased the 2014 Passat 1.8T TSI SEL and while I expected to only get about 24 - 26 mpg running around town (no highway miles) during my first week I have been averaging 30.8 mpg.
  • glossgloss Posts: 150
    This often happens with our CX-5. Normally it's not awful enough to get in the way, but occasionally we get out and wipe it off.
  • greenponygreenpony Chicago, ILPosts: 531
    cpogordon, a lot of new engines have some aggressive DFCO calibration, which could increase your mileage if lift off the accelerator to slow down rather than jabbing at the brakes. Also cars with small engines typically get their best fuel economy at low cruising speeds, maybe 30-40 mph. If this reflects your "around town" driving, then your mpg could be surprisingly high.
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