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The Volkswagen Passat has been one of Volkswagen’s bestselling family cars since it was first released in 1973. The Mk6 Volkswagen Passat shares much in common with the Audi A4 and Volkswagen Golf, including the same high build quality and reliable engines.
Volkswagen Passat models
The Volkswagen Passat is available as a sporty coupe, spacious estate and the popular saloon. The Volkswagen Passat also offers a wide range of different trim levels and interior specifications.
Volkswagen Passat engines and fuel consumption
Economy with the Volkswagen Passat varies depending on model. The most powerful petrol engine will achieve 20 miles per gallon, and a diesel Volkswagen Passat could be twice as efficient.
- petrol engines: from 1.8 to 4.0L
- diesel engines: from 1.9 to 2.5L
Volkswagen Passat Euro NCAP safety ratings
The Mk6 Volkswagen Passat achieved excellent scores in safety tests and was awarded five stars for adult safety.
- adult: 5/5
- child: 4/5
- pedestrian: 2/4
Volkswagen Passat facts
- The Volkswagen Passat has had various different names around the world including Corsar, Quantum and Santana.
- The Volkswagen Passat R36 Wagon is the fastest estate car available, going from 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds.