Volkswagen Passat Sedan Models and Passat Sedan History

In 2004, the much anticipated 2.0-liter engine was unveiled for Volkswagen Passat Sedan, complementing new wheels and side mirrors. In 2005, the popular W8 model would be discontinued. For 2006, a brand new model was unveiled offering more room, more features and more available options. An updated cruisecontrol system and new auxiliary jack for the stereo marked the major changes for 2006. Model years 2007-2009 saw no major changes, with updates being made to optional add-ons and various trim levels. A new steering wheel was added in 2010, alongside standard Bluetooth connectivity.

New and Used Passat Sedan Prices, Volkswagen Passat Sedan Model Years and History

The 2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is a mid-size five-passenger sedan that offers more interior space than the Jetta.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
Not Available
Overall Performance
 4 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 2.7
Fuel Economy
 2.7
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 4.0
Dependability
 2.3
Handling
 2.7
Ride Quality
 3.7
Overall Rating
 2.7

Getting German-engineered luxury at an affordable price is just one of the reasons why the 2009 Volkswagen Sedan is a compelling choice for a midsize car.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 2 )
Braking
 4.5
Fuel Economy
 4.5
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 4.5
Ride Quality
 3.5
Overall Rating
 3.0

A mid-size sedan with seating for five, the 2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is revamped its trim levels to Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6, all of which now come standard with a 12-way adjustable power drivers seat.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 4 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 4.7
Fuel Economy
 3.3
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 3.7
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 4.3

The 2007 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is a four-door car with seating for five that offers premium amenities at an affordable price.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

A four-door, five-passenger sedan, the 2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan offers more interior room than the Jetta and is available with 4Motion AWD.
J.D. Power Ratings
Overall Quality
 2 / 5
Overall Performance
 5 / 5
Overall Dependability
 2 / 5
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 5.0
Fuel Economy
 4.7
Interior Comfort
 4.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 3.3
Handling
 5.0
Ride Quality
 4.3
Overall Rating
 3.7

A four-door, five-passenger sedan with more interior room than the Jetta, the 2005 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is available with optional 4Motion AWD.
Consumer Reviews ( 3 )
Braking
 2.0
Fuel Economy
 2.7
Interior Comfort
 2.7
Acceleration
 2.3
Dependability
 3.0
Handling
 2.7
Ride Quality
 2.7
Overall Rating
 3.0

The 2004 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is a mid-size five-passenger sedan with engine choices ranging from a small four-cylinder up to a unique 4.0L 270 hp W8 motor.
Consumer Reviews ( 1 )
Braking
 4.0
Fuel Economy
 4.0
Interior Comfort
 5.0
Acceleration
 5.0
Dependability
 4.0
Handling
 4.0
Ride Quality
 4.0
Overall Rating
 4.0

J.D. Power Rating Legend
Among the Best
5 / 5
Better than Most
4 / 5
About Average
3 / 5
The Rest
2 / 5

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