2008 Volkswagen Passat Wagon  -  $25,890


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $25,890
Base Invoice: $24,169
Destination Charge: $690
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Man Turbo FWD *Ltd Avail*
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: | City: 21 | Hwy: 29
Body Style: 4dr Man Turbo FWD *Ltd Avail*
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission w/OD
Engine: 2.0L DOHC SFI turbocharged I4 engine

Model Highlights

The Volkswagen Passat is available in two different body styles for 2008, a sedan and a wagon; both are offered in four different models: Turbo, Comfort, Lux, and VR6. Turbo, Comfort, and Lux models come with a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine making an impressive 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. Turbo models come with either a six-speed manual or six-speed Tiptronic automatic, but Comfort and Lux models are only offered with the automatic. VR6 models get the latest version of Volkswagen's engine of the same name, a 280-horsepower, 3.6L DOHC V6, hooked up to a six-speed automatic and the 4Motion all-wheel-drive system for good all-weather traction and good handling balance with the added power.

Acceleration is noteworthy with either model. The Turbo model, with the four-cylinder engine and six-speed manual, can get to 60 mph in just 6.9 seconds, while the VR6 model can get from zero to 60 in 6.2 seconds. The four-cylinder model pairs this with excellent fuel economy ratings of 23 city, 32 highway.

The Passat sedan offers a modest 14.2-cubic-foot trunk, but the wagon has a huge 35.8 cubic-foot cargo space, expandable to more than 61 cubic feet with the split-folding rear seatbacks down. The wagon includes a 12-volt power outlet in back, along with a power-operated hatch.

All Passats include ESP electronic stability control with electronic differential locking, which helps maintain stability and traction. Anti-lock brakes are also standard and include brake assist for more effective emergency stopping plus a brake-wiping feature to keep them dry in wet weather. Six air bags are standard, including side-impact front air bags and side-curtain bags for outboard occupants. Rear-seat side-impact air bags--a feature that's not widely available--are optional.

There's a very wide price range between the base Turbo four-cylinder and the top VR6 model, and the standard equipment represents that range. The VR6 model comes equipped as a true luxury car, with heated leather seats, dual-zone climate control, park distance control, and a number of interior and exterior extras.

Top options on the Passat include bi-xenon headlamps, which can be combined in an option package to include adaptive front lighting, which swivels the headlights by up to 15 degrees, aided by a cornering light that illuminates up to 35 degrees in a turn. The premium audio system, from Danish company Dynaudio, includes eight speakers, a six-disc changer, and steering-wheel audio controls. DVD-based navigation system, adaptive cruise control, and satellite radio are also available.


Pros

Performance relative to other mid-size sedans; safety features and available rear side air bags; fuel efficiency (four-cylinder); cargo space (wagon).


Model News

For the 2008 Volkswagen Passat, the six-cylinder VR6 model is only available with 4Motion all-wheel drive and an automatic transmission, and the manual transmission is only offered on the Turbo model. A 12-way power driver seat is now standard across the line, along with manual side and rear sunshades. A new alloy wheel design has been introduced for the base Turbo model.

Two exterior colors, Wheat Beige and Shadow Blue, have been dropped from the lineup, and the Pure Beige interior has been replaced by Classic Gray.


Value Writeup

The 2008 Volkswagen Passat's standard turbocharged four-cylinder engine gives it acceleration that's competitive with many V6 mid-size models while delivering very impressive fuel efficiency of 32 mpg highway. The VR6 model, with its all-wheel-drive, feels like a well-rounded, premium-brand sport sedan. Rear side air bags, a feature not widely available on mid-size sedans, are available as an option. And for those seeking more cargo space, the wagon, with its stellar mileage and cargo-hauling ability, is a great alternative to sport-utility vehicles.


Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
29 MPG

Cruising Range - City
388.50 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
21 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
536.50 mi

Engine Type
Turbocharged gas I4

Displacement
2.0L/121

Fuel System
FSI

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Total Cooling System Capacity
7.6 qts

EPA Classification
Mid-Size

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
97.1 ft³

Front Head Room
37.6 in

Front Leg Room
41.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
55.7 in

Second Head Room
38.6 in

Second Leg Room
37.7 in

Second Shoulder Room
54.6 in

Wheelbase
106.7 in

Length, Overall
188.0 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
71.7 in

Height, Overall
59.7 in

Track Width, Front
61.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61.1 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.2 in

Cargo Volume to Seat 2
35.8 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3338 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Independent

Suspension Type - Rear
Independent

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link

Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16

Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16

Front Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Rear Wheel Size
16 x 7 in

Front Wheel Material
Alloy

Rear Wheel Material
Alloy

Steering Type
Electromechanical

Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4

Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.00

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
35.8 ft

Brake Type
Pwr

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
13.5 x -TBD- in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12 x -TBD- in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
4

Basic Miles/km
50,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
4

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
50,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
08V235000

Mfg's Report Date
MAY 22, 2008

Component
ENGINE AND ENGINE COOLING

Potential Number of Units Affected
4000

Summary
VOLKSWAGEN IS RECALLING 4,000 MY 2008 PASSAT AND MY 2009 TIGUAN PASSENGER VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH 2.0T FSI ULEV II ENGINES. THESE VEHICLES HAVE AN ENGINE CONTROL MODULE (ECM) CONTAINING SOFTWARE THAT MAY NOT PROPERLY CONTROL ENGINE IDLE WITH THE AIR CONDITIONING TURNED ON. IN RARE CASES, THE ECM MAY UNEXPECTEDLY INCREASE ENGINE RPM.

Consequence
AN ENGINE SURGE CAUSED BY AN UNEXPECTED INCREASE IN ENGINE RPM MAY SURPRISE THE VEHICLE OPERATOR AND CAN RESULT IN A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.

DEALERS WILL INSPECT AND UPDATE THE ECM SOFTWARE FREE OF CHARGE. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT MAY 30, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-893-5298.

VOLKSWAGEN RECALL NO. 24M9/R7. CUSTOMERS MAY ALSO CONTACT THE NATIONAL HIGHWAY TRAFFIC SAFETY ADMINISTRATION'S VEHICLE SAFETY HOTLINE AT 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), OR GO TO HTTP://WWW.SAFERCAR.GOV.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
17V509000

Mfg's Report Date
August 16, 2017

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE

Potential Number of Units Affected
280,915

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2016 Volkswagen CC, 2006-2010 Passat and Passat Wagon vehicles. Interruption of electrical power to the fuel pump control module may cause the fuel pump to fail.

Consequence
If the fuel pump fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump control module, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on October 13, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20AE.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V078000

Mfg's Report Date
FEB 10, 2016

Component
AIR BAGS

Potential Number of Units Affected
658,303

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.

Consequence
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.

Owners may also contact the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY 1-800-424-9153), or go to www.safercar.gov.

Frontal Driver

Frontal Passenger

Side Driver
Not Rated

Side Rear Passenger
Not Rated

Crash Test Note
Results based on a 35 MPH frontal crash and 38.5 MPH side crash. Results are reported in a range of one to five stars, with five stars indicating the best crash protection for vehicles within the same weight class. This test used driver and passenger belts and airbags.

NHTSA Rollover Rating

Rollover Note
The Rollover Resistance Rating is an estimate of your risk of rolling over if you have a single vehicle crash. It does not predict the likelihood of that crash. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is. The more "top-heavy" the vehicle, the more likely it is to roll over. The lowest rated vehicles (1-star) are at least four times more likely to roll over than the highest rated vehicles (5-stars).

2.0L DOHC SFI turbocharged I4 engine

6-speed manual transmission w/OD

Clutch starter interlock

Electronic differential lock (EDL)

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Front wheel drive

Front MacPherson concept suspension w/triangular wishbones, stabilizer bar

Rear four-link suspension w/stabilizer bar

P215/55HR16 all-season tires

16" x 6.5" "Catalunya" or "Milwaukee" alloy wheels w/lockable bolts

Electro-mechanical dual-pinion pwr steering

Pwr front vented/rear solid disc brakes w/disc-wiping

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Auto hill-hold brake feature

Dual tip exhaust

Black roof rails

Body-color bumpers

Body-color molding

Chrome grille surround w/black slats

Daytime running lights

Body-color heated pwr side mirrors w/integrated LED turn signals

2-speed adjustable intermittent wipers

Rear window wiper/washer

Body-color door handles

Pwr open/close rear hatch

12-way pwr driver/8-way manual passenger leatherette front bucket seats w/4-way pwr lumbar

60/40 split folding rear seat-inc: adjustable headrests, folding center armrest w/storage compartment, cup holders

Front center armrest w/integrated storage box

Center console-inc: (2) cup holders

Front map & seatback storage pockets

Front/rear floor mats

Metal look rhodium interior trim

4-spoke height-adjustable telescoping steering wheel

Immobilizer III theft-deterrent system

Tire-pressure monitoring system

Instrumentation-inc: tachometer, vehicle temp, odometer, trip odometer

Multi-function trip computer w/digital compass, temp display

Pwr windows-inc: front windows w/driver 1-touch up/down feature, pinch protection, key-operated open/close feature

Central pwr locking system-inc: automatic locking, selective unlocking

Remote keyless entry w/(2) integrated key transmitters

Cruise control

Remote hatchback/fuel door releases located on drivers door

Audible/visible anti-theft vehicle alarm system

AM/FM stereo w/CD player-inc: MP3 playback, (8) speakers, auxiliary input jack

Air conditioning w/pollen filter

Rear heating/air conditioning ducts

Rear window defroster

Lockable cooled glove box

(3) pwr outlets

Dual sunvisors w/illuminated vanity mirrors

Front/rear passenger assist handles

Lighting-inc: front dome light w/time delay, (2) front reading lights, (1) rear light, luggage compartment light

Self-draining umbrella storage in driver side door

Front seatback storage pockets

Dual front/rear cupholders

Cargo area-inc: storage dividers, (2) tie-down hooks, cover

4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist

Dual front airbags

Dual side-impact airbags

Front/rear head & side curtain airbags

Passenger airbag occupancy sensor

Front height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters

Rear safety belts w/load limiters in outboard seating positions

3-point safety belts in all seating positions

Center rear safety belt w/interlock

LATCH child restraint system

Child safety door locks

Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR)

Clutch starter interlock

Daytime running lights

Dual note horn

 
SOLID PAINT
$0

 
IPOD ADAPTER
$199

 
HEATED FRONT SEATS
$225

 
REAR SIDE AIRBAGS
$350

 
** VARIOUS ADDITIONAL PORT INSTALLED OPTIONS MAY BE AVAILABLE IN YOUR AREA-SEE YOUR AREA DEALER FOR A COMPLETE LIST **
$0

 
(4) RUBBER MATS & TRUNK LINER
$185

 
PROTECTION KIT
$279

 
(4) SPLASH GUARDS
$160

 
17" "AKIROS" ALLOY WHEEL UPGRADE
$1,449

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