The 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is offered in Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6 trims with a 200 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder (with either a 6-speed manual transmission or a 6-speed automatic). Buyers also have the option of a 280 horsepower 3.2-liter V6, depending on the model. The Volkswagen Passat is a four door, five passenger Sedan featuring more rear legroom than previous model years – 2.4 additional inches, to be exact – as well as a decent list of standard equipment that includes front and rear air conditioning, power controls and ABS brakes.Read more Read less
For the 2008 Volkswagen Passat, the six-cylinder VR6 model is only available with 4Motion all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, and the manual transmission is only offered on the Turbo model. A 12-way power driver seat is now standard across the line, along with manual side and rear sunshades. A new alloy wheel design has been introduced for the base Turbo model. Two exterior colors, Wheat Beige and Shadow Blue, have been dropped from the lineup, and the Pure Beige interior has been replaced by Classic Gray.
Performance relative to other mid-size sedans; safety features and available rear side air bags; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder); cargo space (wagon).
The 2008 Volkswagen Passat's standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine gives it acceleration that's competitive with many V6 mid-size models while delivering very impressive fuel efficiency of 32 mpg highway. The VR6 model, with its all-wheel-drive, feels like a well-rounded, premium-brand sport sedan. Rear side air bags, a feature not widely available on mid-size sedans, are available as an option. And for those seeking more cargo space, the wagon, with its stellar mileage and cargo-hauling ability, is a great alternative to sport-utility vehicles.
Passat-4 Cyl. Turbo