2010 Volkswagen Passat

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2010 Volkswagen Passat
2010 Volkswagen Passat

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • High-grade interior
  • Highway poise
  • Optional Dynaudio sound system

The bad:

  • Price of entry compared to competition

1 trim

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Our 2010 Volkswagen Passat trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Turbo four-cylinder
  • Side-impact and side curtain airbags
  • Optional adaptive headlights
  • Standard six-speed dual-clutch automatic

2010 Volkswagen Passat review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
The Passat is Volkswagen’s midsize car, and it’s available in both sedan and wagon body styles. Competitors include the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima.

(Skip to details on the: Passat Wagon )

New for 2010
Volkswagen’s Direct Shift Gearbox, a six-speed dual-clutch transmission with automatic manual-shift operation, replaces a conventional six-speed automatic as the lone transmission choice. The leather-wrapped steering wheel is a new design, Bluetooth is standard and there’s an optional touch-screen radio.

Exterior
A medallion-shaped grille covers the Passat’s front end, and sweeping lines enhance the model’s sides. The body is 188.2 inches long and 71.7 inches wide. The Passat’s brakes have a wiping feature that removes moisture from the discs.

  • Sport suspension and Volkswagen’s Adaptive Front Lighting System optional
  • New 17-inch wheels standard
  • New 18-inch wheels optional with sport suspension
  • Standard fog lights

Interior
The Passat has room for up to five people. The 60/40-split folding rear seat has a pass-through provision. The Passat has an electronic parking brake.

  • Simulated leather seat trim standard
  • Leather upholstery available
  • Air conditioning, CD stereo standard
  • Optional navigation system
  • Optional park assist

Under the Hood
Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder develops 200 horsepower and 207 pounds-feet of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission that provides automatic manual gear changes is now standard.

Safety

  • Six airbags standard, including side-impact airbags for the front seats and side curtain airbags
  • Optional rear-seat side-impact airbags
  • Standard adjustable head restraints; front seat restraints are active
  • Standard all-disc antilock brakes
  • Standard brake assist
  • Standard electronic stability system

Passat Wagon
Like the sedan, the 2010 wagon is available in only one trim level: Komfort. It includes a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that develops 200 hp and 207 pounds-feet of torque and the six-speed DSG automatic.

The wagon provides increased cargo space: 35.8 cubic feet compared to the sedan’s 14.2 cubic feet, however, it is listed as being .2 inches shorter than the sedan. A power liftgate is standard on wagons.

The Passat wagon has all the same standard safety equipment as the sedan. It also has optional side-impact airbags for the rear seats, as does the sedan. Back to top

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.4
  • Interior design 4.4
  • Performance 4.1
  • Value for the money 4.1
  • Exterior styling 4.3
  • Reliability 3.9

Most recent consumer reviews

5.0

Very nice car, fun to drive and never had an issue

The car has plenty of space and is very confortable. mpg was very good but still had plenty of power. Never had any issue with it.

3.9

It’s an amazing daily

This car is much fun, it has the power to get you up to speed when you need too. Plus if you like simple that’s what the car is, simple. The dual-clutch 6 speed automatic is pretty quick. The interior is simple it has everything you need like ventilated leather seats nice trim. It is all plastic but besides the point. Overall I use this car as a daily and it never lets me down

4.4

Great car dependable and roomy

This car is very versatile, looks good, has plenty of room, good features and can haul plenty of stuff if needed. Very good gas mileage and plenty of power. Smooth ride comfortable on trips.

See all 29 consumer reviews

Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Volkswagen
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
MY 2015-MY 2017 vehicles/75,000 miles; MY 2018- MY 2019 vehicles/72,000 miles; MY 2020 and newer vehicles/75,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Vehicles purchased on or after 1/5/21: MY 2017 & older, 2 yrs/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2018-19, 1 yr/12,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty; MY 2020 & newer, 2 years/24,000 miles (whichever is 1st) limited warranty
Dealer certification required
100-plus point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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