A five-passenger mid-size, the 1998 Volkswagen Passat is available as a sedan or a wagon. The New Passat is powered by three available engines. The base engine is a 2.0L four-cylinder which produces 115 hp and earns over 30 mpg on the highway. The Passat is also offered with a 2.8L V6 which produces 190 hp/206 lb-ft of torque and is rated at 26 mpg on the highway. Finally, a 1.9L turbodiesel engine is available which helps the Passat achieve an astounding 50 mpg on the highway.