(3.8) 31 reviews
MSRP: $875$5,899
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 20-26
Engine: 150-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2001 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take on the 2001 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take

The Passat comes in four-door sedan and station wagon body styles, and both are available with front-wheel drive or a permanently engaged all-wheel-drive system called 4Motion. During the 2000 calendar year, the Passat has nosed ahead of the New Beetle to become Volkswagen’s second best-sel... Read Full Report

20 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.


It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.