2016 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SPECIFICATIONS

Specifications

Specs Overview

  • Price (MSRP)
    $ 23,295
    Fuel Type
    unleaded
  • Engine Name
    Engine: 1.8L In-Line 4 and Variable Valve Timing
    Transmission Name
    Transmission, 5 Speed Manual
  • Trim
    1.8 TSI Trendline (Manual) Sedan
    Standard L/100km
    9.4 City / 6.4 Hwy
  • Horsepower
    170@6200
    Drivetrain
    2WD
  • Body Style
    Sedan
    Seating Capacity (Std/Max)
    5/5
Safety

Safety Ratings

  • IIHS Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good
    NHTSA Frontal Crash Rating
    ★★★★★
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Acceptable
    NHTSA Side Impact
    ★★★★★
  • IIHS Side Impact
    Good
    IIHS Rood Strength
    N/A
  • IIHS Rear Crash Protect/Head Restraint Rating
    Good
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