(3.7) 40 reviews
MSRP: $741$6,417
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

Our Take

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


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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 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.


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There are currently 4 recalls for this car.

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