Volkswagen Passat Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Passat Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 0 recalls, 0 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 0 safety complaints filed against this vehicle.


Crash Test Results (ratings out of 5):

Year Variation Overall Rating Front Crash Rating
(Driver)
Front Crash
(Passenger)
Side Crash
(Driver side)
Side Crash
(Passenger side)
Rollover
2020 2020 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated 4
2019 2019 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2018 2018 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2017 2017 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2016 2016 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 5 4
2015 2015 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 5 4
2014 2014 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 5 4
2013 2013 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 5 4
2012 2012 Volkswagen Passat 4 DR FWD 5 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 5 4
2010 2010 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2009 2009 Volkswagen Passat Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 4 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2008 2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 4 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2007 2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon w/SAB Not Rated 4 4 5 4 4
2006 2006 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 4 (picture) 4 5 (picture) 4 4
2005 2005 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2004 2004 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2003 2003 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated Not Rated 4
2002 2002 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2001 2001 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. w/SAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
2000 2000 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. wSAB Not Rated 5 (picture) 5 4 (picture) 4 Not Rated
1997 1997 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1996 1996 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1995 1995 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 4 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1993 1993 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1992 1992 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1991 1991 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated
1990 1990 Volkswagen Passat 4-DR. Not Rated 2 4 Not Rated Not Rated Not Rated

Fuel Efficiency

Volkswagen has manufactured models of Passat for 30 years. They average 23.3 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2020 Passat above average at 27 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2020 Passat to be $1,450 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and regular gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $0 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Passat consumes about 12 barrels of petroleum per year, according to the standard estimate of 15,000 miles driven. Most of the world's petroleum comes from countries like Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and Iraq.

The Passat emits 330 grams of CO2 per mile, or roughly 4,950,000 grams per year. To put this into perspective, a normal tree absorbs about 21,000 grams of CO2 per year, so about 236 trees would offset these emissions. The Passat has start-stop technology.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 Volkswagen Passat 27 34 23
2019 Volkswagen Passat 29 36 25
2018 Volkswagen Passat 22 28 19
2017 Volkswagen Passat 27 34 23
2016 Volkswagen Passat 29 36 25
2015 Volkswagen Passat 28 35 24
2014 Volkswagen Passat 26 32 22
2013 Volkswagen Passat 25 31 22
2012 Volkswagen Passat 26 32 22
2010 Volkswagen Passat 25 31 22
2009 Volkswagen Passat 23 29 19
2008 Volkswagen Passat 24 29 20
2007 Volkswagen Passat 24 29 21
2006 Volkswagen Passat 24 29 21
2005 Volkswagen Passat 23 28 19
2004 Volkswagen Passat 23 28 19
2003 Volkswagen Passat 23 28 19
2002 Volkswagen Passat 23 28 19
2001 Volkswagen Passat 21 27 18
2000 Volkswagen Passat 21 27 18
1999 Volkswagen Passat 22 28 18
1998 Volkswagen Passat 22 28 18
1997 Volkswagen Passat 19 24 17
1996 Volkswagen Passat 19 24 17
1995 Volkswagen Passat 19 23 16
1994 Volkswagen Passat 18 23 16
1993 Volkswagen Passat 18 23 16
1992 Volkswagen Passat 22 28 18
1991 Volkswagen Passat 21 27 18
1990 Volkswagen Passat 21 27 18

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Passat has 102 different model options on record with the EPA since 1990. For the most accurate MPG estimates, find your exact model below.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2020 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 34 23
2019 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 36 25
2018 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 29 36 25
2018 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 22 28 19
2017 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2017 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 27 34 23
2016 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2016 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 29 36 25
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2015 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 34 24
2015 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 33 40 29
2015 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 35 24
2015 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 34 42 30
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2014 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 34 40 30
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 35 24
2014 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 28 34 24
2014 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 25 31 22
2014 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 34 40 30
2013 4-dr, Automatic (AM-S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2013 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 22
2013 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 25 31 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 34 40 30
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 5-cyl, 2.5 L 25 31 22
2012 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 5-cyl, 2.5 L 26 32 22
2012 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 23 28 20
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 19
2008 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 20
2008 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2008 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 26 17
2007 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 26 17
2006 4-dr, Manual 6-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 24 29 21
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 19
2006 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 6-cyl, 3.6 L 20 26 17
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 19
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 19
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 34 23
2005 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
2005 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 25 17
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 19
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 19
2004 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 25 17
2004 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 27 34 23
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 19
2003 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 19
2003 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 26 17
2003 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 25 17
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 28 19
2002 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 19
2002 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
2002 4-dr, Automatic (S5), 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 25 17
2001 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 27 18
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 23 29 20
2001 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 16
2001 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
2000 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 21 27 18
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 21
2000 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 16
2000 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
1999 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 18
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 20
1999 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 26 16
1999 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
1999 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 26 16
1999 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
1998 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 22 28 18
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.8 L 24 29 20
1998 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 31 39 27
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 37 45 32
1998 4-dr, Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 26 16
1998 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 36 42 32
1997 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1997 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 1.9 L 35 41 31
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1996 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1996 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 24 17
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 20 25 18
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 27 18
1995 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1995 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 23 16
1994 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1994 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1993 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 22 15
1993 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 20 25 17
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1993 Automatic 4-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 18 23 16
1992 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1992 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 18
1991 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1991 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 27 18
1990 4-dr, Automatic 4-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 26 18
1990 4-dr, Manual 5-spd, 4-cyl, 2.0 L 21 27 18