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2006 Volkswagen Passat
2006 Volkswagen Passat
Available Price Range $2,722-$8,518 TrimsN/A Combined MPG 22-27 SeatsN/A

Our Take on the 2006 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take

Volkswagen redesigned its midsize Passat for 2006. Sedans hit dealerships first, and wagon versions followed later. The base engine is a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Constructed with four valves per cylinder, the new engine features direct-injection fuel delivery. The four-cylinder g... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Backseat legroom
  • Many road bumps are noticeable
  • Gauge visibility in sunlight

Notable Features

  • Redesigned for 2006
  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6
  • Manual or automatic
  • Standard stability system
  • FWD or AWD
  • Six standard airbags


Our Expert Reviews

The 2006 VW Passat arrives just in time for me to jump in and pick my kids up from school. Admittedly, I'm running a tad late, but what's new? I jump in, adjust the seat (which I'll get to a little later) and mirrors and try to start the car. How do I start this thing? There's no key, just a key fob and a slot that it seems to fit in. It doesn't turn, however. OK, I&apo... Read full review for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat

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Caveat Emptor- Passat Ripoff

by Car hobbyist from Santa Barbara, CA on March 28, 2007

Those of you shopping for a midsize sedan and are thinking about or have already been smitten by the new Passat's attractive features (price and sleek lines) beware. I have been duped by VW again (3rd... Read Full Review


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