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VW Passat

Ubiquitous in Europe but a rare sighting in Australia, the Volkswagen Passat is the company’s renowned family sedan and wagon range, which is currently in its eighth generation

That lineage has spawned numerous model lines and special versions of the Passat over the years, but in recent times a waning desire for large sedans and wagons has forced VW’s local team to pare back the range substantially.

Currently, the VW Passat is available as a sedan, priced at $45,990, or a family-friendly station wagon, priced at $47,990

This vehicle is also known as Volkswagen Dasher, Volkswagen Quantum, Volkswagen Santana, Volkswagen Corsar, Volkswagen Magotan (China), Volkswagen Carat.

Volkswagen Passat Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Passat here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Passat 2012: What does the flashing wrench indicator mean?

    Hi Chloe, the wrench symbol is the service indicator light on this generation of Passat. I would take the car to your nearest licenced mechanical repairer and have them read the fault codes logged in the ECU, which is basically your car’s brain. Basically, when a part of your car stops working properly it sends an error message to the ECU, which has an error code it can display when the mechanic plugs their scan tool into the computer. This model Passat had an issue where the service light would come on, requiring the ECU’s software to be updated by the dealer. I’d take the car in and see what error codes come up as the first job.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2013: Is my car safe after a transmission failure?

    There is little chance of anything else being damaged as a result of the transmission failure. I understand your concern about the safety of the car given your experience when the transmission failed and left you in a precarious situation, but the chances of it happening again are pretty slim now it has been repaired.

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  • Volkswagen Passat: Key replacement cost

    You can go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, but without more information about your vehicle I can't guarantee how cheap it will be. If you don't want to go to your dealer to get your key fob replaced, check out this article for more options.

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  • Volkswagen Passat 2006: Oil pressure dropping after top up?

    It’s not related to the oil, the oil you used was correct. It shouldn’t lose oil pressure so quickly, if it does there is something going on within the engine that needs addressing. If the engine is making a bad sound, don’t drive it, and get a mechanic to check it.

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Volkswagen Passat Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Volkswagen Passat varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $45,990 and going to $47,990 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $45,990 $45,990
2020 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $47,990 $47,990
2019 Wagon 2.0L, Diesel, 7 SP AUTO $35,900 $56,990
2019 Sedan 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $36,990 $52,813
2018 Sedan 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $24,888 $47,190
2018 Wagon 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $24,888 $50,270
2017 Sedan 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $17,989 $45,800
2017 Wagon 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $17,989 $45,800
2016 Sedan 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $13,989 $43,990
2016 Wagon 1.8L, PULP, 7 SP AUTO $13,989 $43,990
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Volkswagen Passat Colours

  • Atlantic Blue
  • Deep Black
  • Manganese Grey
  • Pyrite Silver
  • Pure White
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

Volkswagen Passat Dimensions

The dimensions of the Volkswagen Passat Sedan and Wagon vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Sedan 1457x1835x4775 mm 144 mm
2020 Wagon 1477x1832x4773 mm 144 mm
2019 Sedan 1456x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2019 Wagon 1477x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2018 Sedan 1456x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2018 Wagon 1477x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2017 Wagon 1477x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2017 Sedan 1456x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2016 Sedan 1456x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
2016 Wagon 1477x1832x4767 mm 145 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Passat Dimensions

Volkswagen Passat Boot Space

The Volkswagen Passat Wagon has a boot space size of 650 Litres.
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Volkswagen Passat Towing Capacity

The Volkswagen Passat has maximum towing capacity of 1800kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2020 Wagon 1800kg 1800kg
2019 Sedan 1800kg 1800kg
2019 Wagon 1800kg 2200kg
2018 Sedan 1800kg 2200kg
2018 Wagon 1800kg 2200kg
2017 Sedan 1800kg 2200kg
2017 Wagon 1800kg 2200kg
2016 Sedan 1800kg 2200kg
2016 Wagon 1800kg 2200kg
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Volkswagen Passat Wheel Size

The Volkswagen Passat has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 235x45 R18 for Sedan in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 18x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Sedan 235x45 R18 18x8 inches 235x45 R18 18x8 inches
2020 Wagon 235x45 R18 18x8 inches 235x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Sedan 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2019 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Sedan 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2018 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Sedan 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2017 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2016 Sedan 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
2016 Wagon 215x55 R17 17x7 inches 215x55 R17 17x7 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Volkswagen Passat Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Passat Fuel Consumption

The Volkswagen Passat is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by PULP and Diesel fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 6.4L/100km for Sedan /PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Sedan 6.4L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 6.6L/100km 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 7 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2018 Sedan 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2018 Wagon 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2017 Sedan 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2017 Wagon 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2016 Sedan 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
2016 Wagon 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 6 SP
2016 Wagon 6L/100km 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Passat Pricing and Specs for 2020