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Info & specs

Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat side view
Volkswagen Passat angular front perspective
Volkswagen Passat angular rear perspective

Overview of the Volkswagen Passat

Learn about the Volkswagen Passat


The Volkswagen Passat is one of the most spacious sedans in its class, with plenty of cabin room and trunk space. Volkswagen has streamlined its trim selection, so there’s just one model choice with newer generations, down from four. Additionally, the V6-engine GT car is only available as a 2018 model. However, this makes it easier to decide which generation of Volkswagen Passat has the spec best suited for you and your family. With its abundance of standard safety technologies and interior features, this is a family ride that will give you a luxurious feel for a friendly price.

Pros and cons of the Volkswagen Passat

  • Spacious cabin and large trunk
  • User-friendly infotainment screen
  • Standard active safety tech
  • Modest styling
  • Only one model choice
  • V6 engine discontinued
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.

Safety ratings of the Volkswagen Passat

Safety ratings provided by NHTSA

  • Number of airbags6

Specifications of the Volkswagen Passat

Key specifications available across all trim levels
  • Seats5
  • Doors4
  • Fuel typeGas
  • TransmissionManual or Automatic
  • City consumption9.3 - 12.2 L/100km
  • Highway consumption6.3 - 8.5 L/100km
  • Width1834 mm
  • Length4875 mm
  • Trunk space430 - 450 L
  • Cargo space430 - 450 L
Exact values depend on trim and engine choice.

Trims available with the Volkswagen Passat

What is a trim? Trims are different options of the same car with different features and equipment. The specs depend on the trim you choose.This variant of the Volkswagen Passat 2016 - 2020 is available in 7 trims:

Trendline trim features and specs

Frequently asked questions about the Volkswagen Passat

Dimensions of the Volkswagen Passat

Vehicle dimensions
YearHeight fromWidth fromLength from
Exact values depend on trim choices.
20201487 mm1834 mm4875 mm
20191472 mm1834 mm4875 mm
20181472 mm1834 mm4875 mm
20171472 mm1834 mm4875 mm
20161472 mm1834 mm4875 mm