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Volkswagen Passat specs & features

Engine1968 cc
Power175 bhp
Torque350 Nm
Mileage17.42 kmpl
  • Leather Seats
  • Tyre Pressure Monitor
  • Powered Driver Seat
  • Ventilated Seats
  • Volkswagen Passat Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) helps deliver great ride comfort and stability.

    Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) helps deliver great ride comfort and stability.

  • Volkswagen Passat  Full LED lighting offers great illumination and aids visibility.

     Full LED lighting offers great illumination and aids visibility.

  • Volkswagen Passat Massage driver seat. Front seats get heating too.

    Massage driver seat. Front seats get heating too.

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Volkswagen Passat price list (Variants)

Passat 2.0 TDI AT Comfortline(Base Model)1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.42 kmplDISCONTINUEDRs.30.21 Lakh* 
Passat 2.0 TDI AT Highline(Top Model)1968 cc, Automatic, Diesel, 17.42 kmplDISCONTINUEDRs.33.22 Lakh* 

Volkswagen Passat expert review

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"In its own right, the Passat is undoubtedly enjoyable, irrespective of where you are in the cabin."


If you are looking for a luxurious full-size sedan around the forty lakh rupee mark, then Skoda’s Superb, Toyota’s Camry, Honda’s Accord and Volkswagen’s Passat have been the options to pick from. Our focus here is the new generation Volkswagen Passat. The Passat has always been a package the embodies German traits of quality and capability but was a little low on charisma. Launched in 2017, the all-new Passat from Volkswagen is trying harder as it vies for your attention. So, what is it like now?  

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Volkswagen Passat

Straight up, the new Passat is definitely more appealing to look at. It looks the most striking when viewed from the front. It seems to look sleek and wide, almost a bit spotting from this angle. The flat bonnet with wide-set ridges, the flowing horizontal lines on the grille and the slim headlamps emphasise this sensation. The 12mm increase in width and the 14mm reduction in height aren’t huge, but it all helps. View it from the side and you might wonder if this is really a new car.

Volkswagen Passat

But, by Volkswagen’s standards the changes are a revolution. For a stronger look, the crease called the “Tornado Line” that runs through the door handles is much sharper now. The light-catcher at the bottom of the doors is more prominent too. While the Passat is about the same length nose to tail as the outgoing car, the wheelbase is longer by a whopping 74mm. The top-of-the-line Highline variant, the one you see in pictures here, wears 215/55 R17 tyres for the stronger stance. 

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There’s some sleekness as the roof flows a bit more graciously into the boot. Also, the boot overhang seems less bulky. The sharply cut tail lamps have a net-like effect that is surrounded by a smooth band of fused-LEDs. Overall, if you are looking for a head turner, the Passat won’t cut it. But, if you want to be discreet, this would be right up your alley as the design is still rooted in an understated and self-assured handsomeness.

Exterior Comparison

Volkswagen PassatHonda Accord
Length (mm)4767mm4933mm
Width (mm)1832mm1849mm
Height (mm)1456mm1464mm
Ground Clearance (mm)
Wheel Base (mm)2786mm2776mm
Kerb Weight (kg)1550kg1620Kg

Boot Space Comparison

Volkswagen Passat
Toyota Camry
Honda Accord


Volkswagen Passat

Like the exterior, the cabin feels impressive, if familiar. Some bits, like the instrument cluster design, the layout for the controls on the centre console, and the steering wheel are typical of VWs, or Skodas for that matter. However, the striking bit about the Passat is a theme that seems to have been borrowed off Audis - the air-con vents. The actual vents flow into faux vents to create a band of black and silver horizontal lines that run across the dashboard. The metallic button for the engine start feels rich and of high quality.  The brown wood trim and the soft-touch dash are pleasing to the eye too. 

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The front seats will be comfortable even for larger frames, even on long journeys. In terms of space, even 6-footers won’t have reason to complain. The front seats are electrically adjustable and are heated too. However, there is no cooling functionality on offer. A big miss for our Indian conditions. The driver’s seat gets two memory settings and a massage function. The massage was thoroughly enjoyable. While the Passat maybe thought of as a chauffeur-driven car, the rear seats are not equipped with a massage function. However, the three-zone air-conditioning system makes sure that you set the temperature and air flow according to your preferences. Also, the manually operated sunblinds on the doors and the electrically operated sunblind for the rear windscreen cocoon you further. 

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Using the rear bench behind a tall boy is possible too. In terms of knee room or the sense of space, despite the increase in wheelbase, the Passat won’t be as large as the Superb. Also, some people might find the seat back angle a little upright, and sitting three abreast will be tiresome for the passenger in the middle as the seat-back protrudes into the lower back and the cushioning is firm as the armrest is tucked away there. For two occupants, however, the rear bench will be ample. However, because of the low roofline and the all-black cabin, the cabin feels cosy, not lavish. 

Volkswagen Passat

In terms of boot space, the Passat has 586-litres to offer, and it tackled four overnighter suitcases and some camera equipment with ease. This can be expanded to 1152-litres by flipping the 60:40 split second row down. 


Volkswagen Passat

The Passat is undoubtedly well equipped. For starters, the top-end Highline variant packs 9 airbags, Hill Start Assist and Stability Control. Apart from active LED headlights, the Passat also has a special reflector that lights up the inside of the corner prominently, making even hairpin bends safer. In terms of convenience, the auto-hold function holds the brakes while allowing you to get your foot off the brake at stop lights. The brake is released only when you tap the accelerator. Self-parking functionality is offered once again. A big highlight in our books is the two-pin 230v socket. Like a wall socket at home, you can just plug in your charger to juice up your phone rapidly. That aside, there are 12v sockets and two USB ports as well. 

Volkswagen Passat

The 8-speaker audio setup is pleasing and it comes paired with a crisp touchscreen display. Intuitively, a proximity sensor makes the onscreen menus pop up when it senses a hand reaching closer.  The performance display shows three meters for the G-force, turbo boost pressure and the power used! The screen also doubles up as the display for the reversing camera and you also have a 360-degree view that makes manoeuvring into tight spots safer and easier. That’s not all, the outside rear view mirrors (ORVMs) also tilt and adjust while reversing to give you the best view out. The boot can be closed at the press of a button, which is very convenient. However, the easy-opening systems that require you to wave a leg to get the boot to pop open still seem a bit pointless to us. 

Volkswagen Passat

Get on the road and you will have Dynamic Chassis Control (DCC) to explore. This allows you to adjust the suspension stiffness to suit the road conditions. There are three modes - Comfort, Normal and Sport. These presets are also used to customise the drive modes. The drive modes include Eco, Comfort, Normal, Sport and Individual. Under this, you can customise the steering, the gearbox, and the suspension to suit your needs.


Safety Comparison

Volkswagen PassatAudi A3Toyota Camry
Anti-Lock Braking SystemStandardStandardStandard
Central LockingStandardStandardStandard
Power Door LocksStandardStandard-
Child Safety LocksStandardStandardStandard
Anti-Theft AlarmStandardNot AvailableStandard
No of Airbags-69
Day & Night Rear View MirrorStandardNot AvailableStandard


Unruffled, that’s how the Passat performs. Be it the city or the highway, the Passat’s diesel engine doesn’t feel out of place. A light rumble from the diesel engine can be heard inside the cabin, and even when you rev it hard, it has a muted tone. Get going and you realise that there is adequate torque from idle, although the real rush comes in from 1800rpm. This being a diesel, it doesn’t like to be revved hard, but even if you rev it to the 5000rpm limiter there is enough punch to complete an overtake. Driving becomes all the more easier as the 6-speed dual-clutch gearbox is lightning quick and very smooth, which makes sure you get the right amount of shove whenever you want. While cruising on the highway, the Passat feels almost magical. The 177PS engine is unstressed, the cabin is well insulated and serene. Even overtaking requires little more than a whim. Don’t think of the Passat as an exciting drive, but Sport mode brings in some added pep as the gearbox becomes a bit more aggressive and sensitive to throttle inputs.  

Volkswagen Passat

Ride & Handling 

Volkswagen Passat

Confident and comfortable, that’s how the Passat feels like to drive and to be driven around in. Steering it around fast bends, it always surprised with its composure. No doubt the electronic differential lock helps it keep a neat line. The steering, although on the lighter side in all modes other than Sport, gives you the confidence to wriggle through traffic or carve up ghats. In Comfort mode, the Passat will gobble up poor roads, and as it isn’t overly soft, you can use this mode for almost all conditions. Body control remains well in check here too. Sport mode of the DCC firms up the suspension significantly and it is best reserved for smooth highways.

Performance Comparison (Diesel)

Volkswagen PassatAudi A3
Torque (Nm)350Nm@1500-3500rpm320Nm@1750-3000rpm
Engine Displacement (cc)1968 cc1968 cc
Top Speed (kmph)215 kmph
0-100 Acceleration (sec)8.6 Seconds
Kerb Weight (kg)1535kg1490Kg
Fuel Efficiency (ARAI)17.42kmpl20.38kmpl
Power Weight Ratio114.0bhp/ton-


There really isn’t anything to fault the Passat on. Its shortcomings are by way of comparisons. For instance, its very own sibling, the bigger and more lavish Skoda Superb, will be the default option for many car buyers because of its sharper design and larger cabin.

Its immense maturity is matched by its ability, and that means this car that may not wow you at first, will surely grow on you. This Passat feels ever more convincing, as it brings in a greater sense of luxury and appeal to match its ability and Germanic solidity. So, if restraint is your preferred persona, then the new Passat won’t disappoint as a luxury sedan.

Pros & cons of Volkswagen Passat

    Things We Like

  • Discreet and classy styling. A good looking car for people who prefer cars that don't grab too much attention.
  • Strong safety package - 9 airbags, ABS, ASR, EDL, ESP, 360-degree camera and more
  • Long features list - massage driver seat, heated front seats, 3-zone climate control, touchscreen with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
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    Things We Don't Like

  • Not as practical as its more affordable platform partner, the Skoda Superb. Misses some features too (no boss button or ventilated front seats).
  • Cabin lacks the wow factor. Feels familiar compared to other VW cars.
  • No petrol option available.

Volkswagen Passat Car News & Updates

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  • Volkswagen Passat: First Drive Review

    If you are looking for a luxurious full-size sedan around the forty lakh rupee mark, then Skoda’s Superb, Toyota’s Camry, Honda’s Accord and Volkswagen’s Passat have been the options to pick from. Our focus here is the new generation Volkswagen Passat. The Passat has always been a package the embodies German traits of quality and capability but was a little low on charisma. Launched in 2017, the all-new Passat from Volkswagen is trying harder as it vies for your attention. So, what is it like no

    By CarDekhoNov 10, 2017
  • Volkswagen Passat: First Drive Review
    Volkswagen Passat: First Drive Review

    If you are looking for a luxurious full-size sedan around the forty lakh rupee mark, then Skoda’s Superb, Toyota’s Camry, Honda’s Accord and Volkswagen’s Passat have been the options to pick from. Our focus here is the new generation Volkswagen Passat. The Passat has always been a package the embodi

    By CarDekhoNov 10, 2017
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    Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion 2.0 highline

    First Drive - Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion 2.0 Highline DSG Automatic The VW Passat has always been regarded as one of the finest Luxury sedans from the German car maker and has been around since its first introduction way back in 1973 when it was first introduced. The Passat now in its 7th generati

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Volkswagen Passat car latest update

Latest Update: Volkswagen is now offering 4 years/ 1 lakh km warranty and four year roadside assistance as standard across its model range. Read more about it here. The Euro-spec of the 2019 Passat has also been unveile and you can read the details here.

Volkswagen Passat Variants & Price: The Passat is available in two variants: Comfortline and Highline, priced at Rs 30.20 lakh and 33.20 lakh (ex-showroom pan-India). Volkswagen is also offering Connect Edition version of both the variants which are priced at Rs 25.99 lakh and Rs 28.99 lakh, respectively.

Volkswagen Passat Engine: The Passat is powered by a 2.0-litre diesel engine that makes 177PS/350Nm. It is mated to a 6-speed DSG gearbox. The Passat has claimed fuel economy of 17.42kmpl.

Volkswagen Passat Features: The Passat is loaded on the features front. For safety, it is equipped with nine airbags, electronic stability control, ISOFIX child seat anchors, front and rear parking sensors, tyre pressure monitoring system and hill start assist as standard. Other features on offer include LED headlamps and tail lamps, panoramic sunroof, Vienna or Nappa leather upholstery (depending on variant), ambient lighting, 60:40 split rear seats, three-zone climate control, 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ventilated front seats, electrically front seats with massage function for driver, cruise control, 360 degree camera and handsfree parking.

Volkswagen Passat Rivals: The Passat takes on likes of the Skoda Superb, Honda Accord Hybrid and the Toyota Camry.

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Volkswagen Passat mileage

The Passat mileage is 17.42 kmpl. The Automatic Diesel variant has a mileage of 17.42 kmpl.

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Fuel TypeTransmissionARAI Mileage
DieselAutomatic17.42 kmpl
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Which service centre is best for Passat in Delhi where they have specialized tec...

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What is the engine life of Volkswagen Passat?

Anirudh asked on 31 Jul 2019

There is no limited Kilometer life of the engine as the life of an engine depend...

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What is the top speed?

Lion asked on 27 Jun 2019

The estimated top speed of Volkswagen Passat is around 220 km/h.

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