Volkswagen Passat 0-60 Times

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2018 Volkswagen Passat

SE TSI Sedan2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A8.1 sec16.1 sec @ 88 mph25/36/28 mpgCar and Driver

2016 Volkswagen Passat

SEL Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.8 sec16.0 sec @ 89 mph25/36/31 mpgCar and Driver
SEL Premium Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A8.0 sec16.2 sec @ 87 mph25/36/---- mpgMotor Trend
V6 SEL Premium Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A5.7 sec14.3 sec @ 101 mph20/28/24 mpgCar and Driver

2014 Volkswagen Passat

1.8T Sport Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.5 sec15.7 sec @ 89 mph24/34/29 mpgCar and Driver
1.8T Sport Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.8 sec15.9 sec @ 88.5 mph24/34/---- mpgMotor Trend
1.8T Sport Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.9 sec16.0 sec @ 87.3 mph24/34/28.8 mpgMotor Trend

2013 Volkswagen Passat

TDI SEL Sedan2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A8.5 sec16.6 sec @ 83 mph30/40/39 mpgCar and Driver

2012 Volkswagen Passat

SE Sedan2.5L I-5FWD6A8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 85 mph22/31/26 mpgCar and Driver
SE Sedan2.5L I-5FWD6A8.8 sec16.8 sec @ 85 mph22/31/18 mpgCar and Driver
SE Sedan2.5L I-5FWD6A8.8 sec16.6 sec @ 85.1 mph22/31/25.5 mpgMotor Trend
SE Sedan2.5L I-5FWD6A9.0 sec16.8 sec @ 83.8 mph22/31/31.6 mpgMotor Trend
SEL Sedan2.5L I-5FWD6A9.0 sec16.8 sec @ 82.8 mph22/31/25.7 mpgMotor Trend
TDI SE Sedan2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A8.6 sec16.8 sec @ 83 mph30/40/42 mpgCar and Driver
TDI SE Sedan2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6A8.7 sec16.6 sec @ 83.1 mph30/40/34.3 mpgMotor Trend
TDI SE Sedan2.0L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD6M9.1 sec17.0 sec @ 82.4 mph31/43/39.4 mpgMotor Trend
V6 SEL Premium Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A6.3 sec14.8 sec @ 99 mph20/28/27 mpgCar and Driver
V6 SEL Premium Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A5.7 sec14.2 sec @ 100.9 mph20/28/23 mpgMotor Trend

2008 Volkswagen Passat

Turbo Komfort Sedan2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A6.7 sec15.0 sec @ 93.4 mph19/28/22.8 mpgMotor Trend

2007 Volkswagen Passat

2.0T Wagon2.0L Turbo I-4FWD6A7.2 sec15.5 sec @ 91 mph20/29/24 mpgCar and Driver

2006 Volkswagen Passat

3.6 Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A5.9 sec14.3 sec @ 101 mph17/26/20 mpgCar and Driver
3.6 Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A6.2 sec14.6 sec @ 97.6 mph17/26/22.3 mpgMotor Trend
3.6 Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A6.2 sec14.6 sec @ 100 mph17/26/25 mpgMotor Week
3.6 Sedan3.6L V6FWD6A6.1 sec14.5 sec @ 100.2 mph17/26/20 mpgRoad & Track

2004 Volkswagen Passat

W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD6M6.7 sec14.9 sec @ 93 mph15/22/15 mpgCar and Driver

2003 Volkswagen Passat

GL 1.8T Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5A7.6 sec16.1 sec @ 89 mph19/28/21 mpgCar and Driver
GLX V6 Sedan2.8L V6FWD5A9.2 sec17.0 sec @ 84.2 mph17/25/20 mpgRoad & Track
W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD6M6.4 sec14.45 sec @ 95 mph15/22/17.3 mpgMotor Trend

2002 Volkswagen Passat

W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD5A6.9 sec15.4 sec @ 94 mph16/23/15 mpgCar and Driver
W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD5A7.7 sec15.9 sec @ 91 mph16/23/19 mpgCar and Driver
W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD5A7.2 sec15.6 sec @ 93 mph16/23/20 mpgMotor Week
W8 4Motion Sedan4.0L W8AWD5A6.8 sec15.2 sec @ 94 mph16/23/17.9 mpgRoad & Track

2001 Volkswagen Passat

GLS 1.8T Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.5 sec15.7 sec @ 89 mph20/29/23 mpgCar and Driver
GLX V6 Sedan2.8L V6FWD5M7.3 sec15.6 sec @ 92 mph18/26/---- mpgMotor Week
GLX V6 4Motion Wagon2.8L V6AWD5A8.1 sec16.4 sec @ 87 mph15/22/20 mpgCar and Driver

2000 Volkswagen Passat

GLX V6 4Motion Sedan2.8L V6AWD5A8.6 sec16.6 sec @ 85.3 mph15/22/---- mpgMotor Trend

1999 Volkswagen Passat

GLX V6 4Motion Syncro Wagon2.8L V6AWD5A9.8 sec17.3 sec @ 84 mph15/24/---- mpgMotor Week

1998 Volkswagen Passat

GLS 1.8T Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.9 sec16.1 sec @ 86.5 mph20/29/---- mpgMotor Trend
GLS 1.8T Sedan1.8L Turbo I-4FWD5M7.8 sec16.2 sec @ 87 mph20/29/---- mpgMotor Week

1996 Volkswagen Passat

TDI Sedan1.9L Turbo Diesel I-4FWD5M11.0 sec18.1 sec @ 75 mph31/41/36 mpgCar and Driver

1990 Volkswagen Passat

GL Sedan2.0L I-4FWD5M9.2 sec17.0 sec @ 81 mph18/27/23 mpgCar and Driver
GL Sedan2.0L I-4FWD5M10.9 sec17.8 sec @ 78.5 mph18/27/31.9 mpgRoad & 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

Volkswagen Passat 0-60After 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.

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