2001 Volkswagen Passat

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29 reviews
Available Price Range $845-$6,513 Trims20 Combined MPG 20-26 Seats 5

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 cal... Read Full Report


Our Expert Reviews

A Dearborn reader wrote to us recently about some automotive arguments taking place in his household. "We have two kids and two separate ideas about vehicles," this husband and father admits. It seems that he loves sport-utility vehicles. But his wife hates them. Sedans seem boring, plus they don't feel roomy enough. A good compromise vehicle? A station wagon, they agree. In fact, they bou... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.8 out of 5

Based on 29 reviews

Nice Car on the Outside, Rotten on the Inside

by RTF331 from Chicago, IL on July 12, 2009

The car has great external styling, comfort, performance, and handling as all German cars do. However, VW really dropped the ball for this model. The reliability is absolutely terrible. I'm sure part ... Read Full Review

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.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 5 recalls for this car.

Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

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