Volkswagen Passat Wagon Information

Safety · Fuel Efficiency · MPG

Volkswagen Passat Wagon Safety

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has conducted 4 recalls, 3 investigations of reports of a defective product, and recorded 130 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
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
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 Wagon for 20 years. They average 22.0 combined miles per gallon, with the latest 2010 Passat Wagon above average at 25 combined MPG.

Government regulators estimate the fuel cost of the 2010 Passat Wagon to be $1,950 per year. This estimate is based on 15,000 miles driven, 55% city driving and 45% highway driving, and premium gasoline.

Compared to other vehicles, you spend $2,500 more over 5 years compared to an average vehicle.

The Passat Wagon consumes about 13 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.

Vehicle Model Combined MPG Highway MPG City MPG
2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 25 31 22
2009 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 22 28 19
2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 24 29 20
2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 23 29 20
2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 23 28 19
2004 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 23 28 19
2003 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 23 28 19
2002 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 23 28 19
2001 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 21 27 18
2000 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 21 27 18
1999 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 22 28 18
1998 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 22 28 18
1997 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 19 24 17
1996 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 19 24 17
1995 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 19 23 16
1994 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 18 23 16
1993 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 18 23 16
1992 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 22 28 18
1991 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 21 27 18
1990 Volkswagen Passat Wagon 21 27 18

MPG breakdown by model options

The Volkswagen Passat Wagon has 64 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
2010 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 25 31 22
2009 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 22 28 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 23 28 20
2007 4-dr, Automatic (S6), 4-cyl, 2.0 L 23 29 20
2007 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
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 Manual 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 21 26 18
1999 Automatic 5-spd, 6-cyl, 2.8 L 19 26 16
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
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, 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, 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, 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