Volkswagen Passat 0-60 Times
|Trim||Engine||Drive Type||Trans.||0-60||1/4 Mile||Mpg EPA C/H/Observed||Source|
2018 Volkswagen Passat
|SE TSI Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||8.1 sec||16.1 sec @ 88 mph||25/36/28 mpg||Car and Driver|
2016 Volkswagen Passat
|SEL Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||16.0 sec @ 89 mph||25/36/31 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SEL Premium Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||8.0 sec||16.2 sec @ 87 mph||25/36/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|V6 SEL Premium Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||5.7 sec||14.3 sec @ 101 mph||20/28/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
2014 Volkswagen Passat
|1.8T Sport Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.5 sec||15.7 sec @ 89 mph||24/34/29 mpg||Car and Driver|
|1.8T Sport Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.8 sec||15.9 sec @ 88.5 mph||24/34/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|1.8T Sport Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.9 sec||16.0 sec @ 87.3 mph||24/34/28.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2013 Volkswagen Passat
|TDI SEL Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.5 sec||16.6 sec @ 83 mph||30/40/39 mpg||Car and Driver|
2012 Volkswagen Passat
|SE Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 85 mph||22/31/26 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.8 sec||16.8 sec @ 85 mph||22/31/18 mpg||Car and Driver|
|SE Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||8.8 sec||16.6 sec @ 85.1 mph||22/31/25.5 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SE Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||9.0 sec||16.8 sec @ 83.8 mph||22/31/31.6 mpg||Motor Trend|
|SEL Sedan||2.5L I-5||FWD||6A||9.0 sec||16.8 sec @ 82.8 mph||22/31/25.7 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI SE Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.6 sec||16.8 sec @ 83 mph||30/40/42 mpg||Car and Driver|
|TDI SE Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6A||8.7 sec||16.6 sec @ 83.1 mph||30/40/34.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|TDI SE Sedan||2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||6M||9.1 sec||17.0 sec @ 82.4 mph||31/43/39.4 mpg||Motor Trend|
|V6 SEL Premium Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||6.3 sec||14.8 sec @ 99 mph||20/28/27 mpg||Car and Driver|
|V6 SEL Premium Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||5.7 sec||14.2 sec @ 100.9 mph||20/28/23 mpg||Motor Trend|
2008 Volkswagen Passat
|Turbo Komfort Sedan||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||6.7 sec||15.0 sec @ 93.4 mph||19/28/22.8 mpg||Motor Trend|
2007 Volkswagen Passat
|2.0T Wagon||2.0L Turbo I-4||FWD||6A||7.2 sec||15.5 sec @ 91 mph||20/29/24 mpg||Car and Driver|
2006 Volkswagen Passat
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||5.9 sec||14.3 sec @ 101 mph||17/26/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.6 sec @ 97.6 mph||17/26/22.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||6.2 sec||14.6 sec @ 100 mph||17/26/25 mpg||Motor Week|
|3.6 Sedan||3.6L V6||FWD||6A||6.1 sec||14.5 sec @ 100.2 mph||17/26/20 mpg||Road & Track|
2004 Volkswagen Passat
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||6M||6.7 sec||14.9 sec @ 93 mph||15/22/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
2003 Volkswagen Passat
|GL 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5A||7.6 sec||16.1 sec @ 89 mph||19/28/21 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLX V6 Sedan||2.8L V6||FWD||5A||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 84.2 mph||17/25/20 mpg||Road & Track|
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||6M||6.4 sec||14.45 sec @ 95 mph||15/22/17.3 mpg||Motor Trend|
2002 Volkswagen Passat
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||5A||6.9 sec||15.4 sec @ 94 mph||16/23/15 mpg||Car and Driver|
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||5A||7.7 sec||15.9 sec @ 91 mph||16/23/19 mpg||Car and Driver|
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||5A||7.2 sec||15.6 sec @ 93 mph||16/23/20 mpg||Motor Week|
|W8 4Motion Sedan||4.0L W8||AWD||5A||6.8 sec||15.2 sec @ 94 mph||16/23/17.9 mpg||Road & Track|
2001 Volkswagen Passat
|GLS 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.5 sec||15.7 sec @ 89 mph||20/29/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GLX V6 Sedan||2.8L V6||FWD||5M||7.3 sec||15.6 sec @ 92 mph||18/26/---- mpg||Motor Week|
|GLX V6 4Motion Wagon||2.8L V6||AWD||5A||8.1 sec||16.4 sec @ 87 mph||15/22/20 mpg||Car and Driver|
2000 Volkswagen Passat
|GLX V6 4Motion Sedan||2.8L V6||AWD||5A||8.6 sec||16.6 sec @ 85.3 mph||15/22/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
1999 Volkswagen Passat
|GLX V6 4Motion Syncro Wagon||2.8L V6||AWD||5A||9.8 sec||17.3 sec @ 84 mph||15/24/---- mpg||Motor Week|
1998 Volkswagen Passat
|GLS 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.9 sec||16.1 sec @ 86.5 mph||20/29/---- mpg||Motor Trend|
|GLS 1.8T Sedan||1.8L Turbo I-4||FWD||5M||7.8 sec||16.2 sec @ 87 mph||20/29/---- mpg||Motor Week|
1996 Volkswagen Passat
|TDI Sedan||1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4||FWD||5M||11.0 sec||18.1 sec @ 75 mph||31/41/36 mpg||Car and Driver|
1990 Volkswagen Passat
|GL Sedan||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||9.2 sec||17.0 sec @ 81 mph||18/27/23 mpg||Car and Driver|
|GL Sedan||2.0L I-4||FWD||5M||10.9 sec||17.8 sec @ 78.5 mph||18/27/31.9 mpg||Road & Track|
About Volkswagen Passat
The new VW Passat is perhaps the Volkswagen car that matters the most. It is the cheapest of all diesel cars, and perhaps the most frugal of all. It is likely to account for a big chunk of cars most companies will use to serve as their fleet cars.
It is a large family car and is positioned in the middle of the VW Golf (Jetta) and the VW Phaeton. Its derivatives are known as Quantum, Corsar, Santana, Carat and Magotan.
If you are looking for a car with a diesel engine that is efficient, you need to consider this car. Its fuel consumption, together with its fine design features will be worth your investment.
A Short Look at VW Passat’s History
After the acquisition of Audi in 1964, Volkswagen utilized new engineering technologies in developing a modern front-wheeled drive vehicle, with a water-cooled engine. This was the start of the development of the Golf and the Passat models.
Volkswagen started producing the Passat in 1973 and introduced it in the market in 1974. The next generations of the Passat carried the VW internal designations, B1, B2, and so forth. In 2008, the car manufacturer expanded its range by launching the Passat CC which is a four-door Coupe.
There are two Passat variants that Volkswagen markets internationally. The car company announced in 2011 that a new mid-size sedan or NMS is being built at its Chattanooga Assembly Plant to be sold in North America. Its Shanghai plant is also building the Passat for the Chinese market.
The VW Passat NMS won the 2012 Motor Trend Car of the Year award. In 2014, a new Passat model has started production in Europe. This new model is based on the MOB platform.
The essential specs of the VW Passat that you need to know are the following:
- Engine – 1.8 liters, 170 horsepower at 6,200 RPM, 4 cylinders, 16 valves, regular unleaded, with 184 lb.-ft. torque at 1,500 RPM
- Transmission – 5 speed manual
- Brakes – front brakes, ventilated disc, with ABS brakes, 4 wheels.
- Features – cruise control, power steering – speed-proportional electric, steering wheel – tilt and telescopic.
- Suspension – front suspension type – strut; rear suspension type – multi-link
The 2015 VW Passat finally replaces the old 2.5-liter five-cylinder that is the standard engine of all previous Passats. There is a significant improvement with the new 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
It was introduced in 2014 on a sole trim level but now it is used in the majority of the available specs. This turbo four cylinder engine has the same 170-hp rating as the in-line five.
The difference is that it is finely tuned turbocharging and has clever tech features such as the integrated exhaust manifold that bring its 184 pound-feet torque peak much lower.
The torque peak is more like a stable plateau, which sustains the steadiness from below 2000 rpm to above 5000 rpm, and also solidly not like the unsteady five. VW claims that the VW Passat can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour for the manual turbo four at only 7.5 seconds.
From our experience, this car really delivers what it promises. The turbo four is really powerful, and it does its work effortlessly. It winds vigorously and runs more smoothly toward the red line.
It can also be paired with paddle-shift controls if you want more direct control over the willing six-speed automatic. Fuel consumption is rated at 24 miles per gallon, city driving, and 25 miles per gallon on the highway.
Comfort and Convenience
Being one of the biggest cars in its class, the VW Passat almost meets the EPA full-size volume cut-off. It is a couple of inches longer than the Honda Accord. In additions, there’s more vertical cabin space under the front and the rear glass.
The VW Passat also has plenty of room in the front seats. Most of the variants come with sporty buckets. Although they are covered with synthetic leather, they have excellent looks and a very soft feel. The pricier models are equipped with genuine leather covers.
The large width of the VW Passat also provides wide space and plenty of shoulder and knee room. However, there is less front-seat travel compared to other cars of its size.
With regards to crash testing, the VW Passat does very well. Being considered by the Insurance Institute for Highways (HIS) as one of its Top Safety Pick list, you can be sure that this car is definitely safe to drive on the road.
It has all the standard safety features such as the stability control, airbags, and so forth. With its big glass areas, fold-down rear head rests, and slim roof pillars, your view of the road ahead, and even at the back are at the optimum level. You are provided with an almost panoramic view of the world around you while you are driving.
To learn more about VW Passat, visit the official VW website.