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Volkswagen Passat 2021

The 2021 Volkswagen Passat range of configurations is currently priced from $46,590. Our most recent review of the 2021 Volkswagen Passat resulted in a score of 8 out of 10 for that particular example.

Carsguide Journalist Tom White had this to say at the time: I like the Passat Alltrack. It’s my kind of car and it certainly got a nod or two from passing VW drivers and wagon appreciators. It’s a shame more people will look straight past this and to the also fantastic but arguably less interesting (or practical) Tiguan in showrooms.

You can read the full review here.

This is what Tom White liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Passat: Sensibly-priced trim levels, Strong 162 TSI engine, Attractive and practical

The Volkswagen Passat 2021 comes in a Sedan, Wagon and SUV and competes with similar models like the Skoda Superb, Toyota Camry and Mazda 6 in the Under $50k category category.

The 2021 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 2200 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Passat is also known as the Volkswagen Dasher, the Volkswagen Quantum, the Volkswagen Santana, the Volkswagen Corsar, the Volkswagen Magotan (China) and the Volkswagen Carat in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Q&As

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

  • How do I fold in the wing mirrors on my 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

    From what I can gather, the 2017 Passat in its Australian-delivered configuration doesn’t include the ability to automatically fold its mirrors in when you lock the doors. Certainly, you can do this manually for when you tackle an automatic car-wash, but that becomes tedious if you want the mirrors folded every time you lock and leave the car.

    But what’s interesting is that the car in other markets does, in fact, incorporate this feature, so it’s entirely possible, since your car already has the hardware) that the function is buried away deep, deep inside the set-up menus with a series of incomprehensible steps required to enable the function. Modern cars are subject to numerous hacks like this one, and a VW dealer might be able to point you in the right direction. It’s a handy feature and one that is valued highly by those who park on narrow streets each night. Actually, that’s why European versions of the Passat have the function in the first place, but it seems a bit mean that VW would drop it for our market.

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  • 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 2021 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat 2021 is currently available from $46,590 for the Passat 140TSI Business up to $63,790 for the Passat 206 TSI R-Line.

Pricing guides

$55,190
Based on Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP)
Lowest Price
$46,590
Highest Price
$63,790
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Price
140TSI Business Sedan 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $46,590
162TSI Elegance Sedan 2.0L PULP 6 SP $51,790
Alltrack 162TSI SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $46,990
Alltrack 162TSI Premium SUV 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $58,790
140TSI Business Wagon 2.0L PULP 7 SP AUTO $48,590
162TSI Elegance Wagon 2.0L PULP 6 SP $53,790
206 TSI R-Line Wagon 2.0L PULP 6 SP $63,790
See All Volkswagen Passat 2021 Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Colours

Base Passats can be had in a choice of five colours, including white, blue, black, silver, and grey. The top-spec Passat R-Line wagon is available in a unique shade of blue.

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

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Accessories

The Passat comes standard with alloy wheels from 17-inches up, LED headlights, a multimedia screen from 8.0-inches up with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, a digital dash cluster, built-in navigation, and a reversing camera. Tri-zone climate control and keyless entry with push-start ignition are also standard, while higher-spec cars score leather seat trim, a panoramic sunroof, 19-inch alloys, a powered tailgate, 360-degree camera suite, interior ambient lighting, and a premium audio system.

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1835mm x 1530mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Passat 2021 Dimensions  include 1461mm height, 1832mm width, 4775mm length.
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
140TSI Business Sedan 1457x1835x4775 mm 144 mm
140TSI Business Sedan 1461x1832x4775 mm 142 mm
162TSI Elegance Sedan 1461x1832x4775 mm 142 mm
Alltrack 162TSI SUV 1530x1832x4780 mm 173 mm
Alltrack 162TSI Premium SUV 1530x1832x4780 mm 173 mm
140TSI Business Wagon 1477x1832x4773 mm 144 mm
162TSI Elegance Wagon 1500x1832x4773 mm 142 mm
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Volkswagen Passat 2021 Boot Space

The Volkswagen Passat 2021 SUV has a boot space size of 650 Litres.
Volkswagen Passat 2021 Boot space

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
140TSI Business Sedan 235x45 R18 235x45 R18
162TSI Elegance Sedan 235x45 R18 235x45 R18
Alltrack 162TSI SUV 245x45 R18 245x45 R18
Alltrack 162TSI Premium SUV 245x40 R19 245x40 R19
140TSI Business Wagon 235x45 R18 235x45 R18
162TSI Elegance Wagon 235x45 R18 235x45 R18
See All Volkswagen Passat 2021 Wheel Sizes

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2021 Volkswagen Passat is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Passat currently offers fuel consumption from 6.4 to 8.1L/100km. The Volkswagen Passat is available with the following fuel type: PULP.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
140TSI Business Sedan 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 6.4L/100km
162TSI Elegance Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 6.9L/100km
Alltrack 162TSI SUV 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 8.1L/100km
140TSI Business Wagon 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 6.6L/100km
* Combined fuel consumption See All Volkswagen Passat 2021 Pricing and Specs

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Interior

The Passat's interior is relatively large, offering great adjustability for front passengers, and ample storage in the doors and centre console. The front seats are either manually adjustable on entry level cars, or power adjustable on higher grade cars, with heating and cooling as well as a message function on top-spec Premium trims.

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Passat’s towing capacity ranges from 0kg to 2200kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
140TSI Business Sedan 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1800kg
162TSI Elegance Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 2000kg
Alltrack 162TSI SUV 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 2200kg
Alltrack 162TSI Premium SUV 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 2200kg
140TSI Business Wagon 2.0L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1800kg
162TSI Elegance Wagon 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 2000kg
206 TSI R-Line Wagon 2.0L,PULP,6 SP 0kg
See All Volkswagen Passat 2021 Towing Capacity

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Seats

The Passat has five seats which will suit even larger adults in decent comfort levels, clad in either cloth or 'Vienna' leather trim depending on the grade.

Volkswagen Passat 2021 Speed

The top-spec Passat R-Line will sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.7 seconds.