Bright blue 2018 Volkswagen Passat

What is your favorite paint color for the Passat?

2018 Volkswagen Passat Color Options

The Volkswagen lineup is a unique one because it’s not often thought of as offering just one thing. Rather, there are those who love the heritage of the Beetle, the sportiness of the GTI, or the European quality of models like the 2018 Volkswagen Passat. Styling for the model has been significantly changed over the years, but it still has the prestige of a high-quality feel for a non-luxury segment. The question isn’t what you’ll love about the Passat, but which color will catch your eye?

2018 VW Passat Exterior Paint Colors

When we think of the Passat, we don’t typically think of a model that is meant to have that young, sporty vibe. It may drive that way for a midsize sedan, but it’s a more mature model. For this reason, you’ll find that the model tends to have colors that are more muted and add to the sophistication of the overall design.

Here are the seven color options for the 2018 VW Passat:

[wrc_column grid=”3″ width=”1″ type=”start”]2018 Volkswagen Passat Urano Gray

Urano Gray

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”3″ width=”1″]2018 Volkswagen Passat Tourmaline Blue Metallic

Tourmaline Blue Metallic

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”3″ width=”1″ type=”end”]2018 Volkswagen Passat Reflex Silver Metallic

Reflex Silver Metallic

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”4″ width=”1″ type=”start”]2018 Volkswagen Passat Pure White

Pure White

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”4″ width=”1″]2018 Volkswagen Passat Platinum Gray Metallic

Platinum Gray Metallic

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”4″ width=”1″]2018 Volkswagen Passat Fortana Red Metallic

Fortana Red Metallic

[/wrc_column][wrc_column grid=”4″ width=”1″ type=”end”]2018 Volkswagen Passat Deep Black Pearl

Deep Black Pearl


You’ll notice that most of the colors are metallic. Metallic finishes have aluminum chips in the paint to create a more dynamic finish. Pearl options, like the Deep Black Pearl, have mica chips that give less of a sparkle and more of soft gleam. Think of the reflection you see on a pearl compared to a diamond. The light doesn’t quite bounce off, but creates a glow.

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Though many shoppers don’t consider their interior color options as much as the paint, the 2018 VW Passat does offer many different upholstery options. Keep in mind, though, that availability is 100% determined by trim level. Leather is only an option on top trims like the SEL, while cloth is found on low-level trim and V-Tex leatherette falls somewhere in the middle.

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