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2018 Volkswagen Passat Entertainment Technology & Features

Does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat support Android Auto?

For a family-friendly sedan such as the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, you can expect to find a plethora of entertainment features to keep passengers engaged and occupied. What entertainment options are included with this sedan? Does the 2018 Volkswagen Passat support Android Auto? We’ve put together all the information you need to know about this sedan’s entertainment features.

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The 2018 Volkswagen Passat’s features are spread across six trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, GT and SEL Premium. Standard entertainment features for the base S trim include a six-speaker sound system, a CD player, USB connectivity, an auxiliary audio jack and Bluetooth support.

Various upgrades are available for the 2018 Passat’s sound system, including SiriusXM Satellite Radio support and a Fender audio system. This 400-watt Fender audio system delivers sound quality equivalent to a concert experience. An eight-speaker audio system is available starting with the Technology trim.

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Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink are all supported through Volkswagen Car-Net’s smartphone integration functionality. These services allow drivers to access popular smartphone services and applications without having to take their eyes off the road or hands off the steering wheel. Volkswagen Car-Net is available for R-Line models and above. The Security & Service package for Car-Net is available for the 2018 Passat as well.

Mapping, messaging and music features are all available through Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Playlists and podcasts can easily be managed and played through the sedan’s sound system. In terms of mapping, intuitive destination-setting and turn-by-turn directions are also supported. Text messaging and calling can be accessed through voice commands.

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