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2007 Volkswagen Passat
2007 Volkswagen Passat
Available Price Range $3,208-$9,268 Trims13 Combined MPG 22-27 Seats 5

Our Take on the 2007 Volkswagen Passat

Our Take

Volkswagen redesigned its midsize Passat for 2006. Sedans hit dealerships first, and wagon versions followed later as early 2007 models.The Passat's base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder. Constructed with four valves per cylinder, the engine features direct-injection fuel del... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Throttle lag with automatic transmission
  • Torque steer in FWD V-6 models
  • Rough V-6 idle
  • Price of entry compared to competition

Notable Features

  • Turbo four-cylinder or V-6
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Optional adaptive headlights
  • Optional rear manual sunshades
  • Standard power liftgate (wagon)

Reviews

Our Expert Reviews

Volkswagen's Passat has been a Cars.com Best Bet for years. We've praised its styling, upscale interior and array of versions, including sedan and wagon body styles and front- and all-wheel-drive models. A recent redesign further refined the Passat's interior, which now treads remarkably close to those of Volkswagen's luxury brand, Audi, further blurring the already fuzzy li... Read full review for the 2007 Volkswagen Passat

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Consumer Reviews

4.0

Average based on 33 reviews

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Best car for the money

by CB3379 from Fort Wayne, IN on February 7, 2011

Its like buying a luxury car for the price of a standard car. It looks phenomenal and drives like a dream. I have the 2.0T engine, I find it making 34 MPG on long trips but when you put the accelerato... Read Full Review

13 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.

Safety

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Passat 2.0T

Head Restraints and Seats
M
Moderate overlap front
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Passat 2.0T

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
M
Overall Rear
M
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
G
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Passat 2.0T

Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on Volkswagen Passat 2.0T

Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Front Seat
Rear Seat
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 3 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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