• (3.9) 48 reviews
  • MSRP: $586$6,486
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 21-26
  • Engine: 170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Front-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 5-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2002 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take on the 2002 Volkswagen Passat

Redesigned during the 2001 model year, the latest version of Volkswagen’s midsize sedan and wagon went on sale in February 2001 as a 2001.5 model. To clarify its marketing position, VW refers to the restyled 2001.5 model as the New Passat. Except for the addition of a premium CD/cassette st... Read Full Report

2002 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

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As Volkswagen owners who've just relinquished our off-lease $20,000 Beetle, the concept of a $40,000 "luxury" VW is difficult to swallow.Nevertheless, the German automaker's new Passat W-8 sedan is targeting older, more affluent buyers who gravitate toward more traditional European luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, BMW and Jaguar.VW is banking on the appeal of such upscale... Read full review for the 2002 Volkswagen Passat

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Best car that I've ever owned

by mtbhead from San Jose, CA on December 21, 2006

Super smooth, very comfortable, very refined. VW Engineers got it right. 4Motion AWD system works amazing in the rain and snow. Monsoon stereo sounds amazing. All the extra options are really nice... Read Full Review

12 Trim Levels Available

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2002 Volkswagen Passat Safety Ratings

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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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Estimated Service & Repair cost: $5,000 per year.

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