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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

A sturdy car with four airbags as standard, ABS, brake assist and electronic stability systems, it is built with safety in mind. Security as standard is an immobiliser and interior protection alarm.

The load area is easy to access and can be quickly expanded thanks to split/fold rear seats; as large as its main rivals. Interior storage is good.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Volkswagen Passat Estate (00-05).

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Climate control
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Remote locking
  • Roof rails
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • Air conditioning
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels

Highline equipment

Highline standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Parking sensors
Highline optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Steel wheels
S optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
SE optional equipment
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Steel wheels

Sport equipment

Sport standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • CD Multichanger
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Sports seats
Sport optional equipment
  • Air conditioning
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Central locking
  • Steel wheels

Trendline equipment

Trendline standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
Trendline optional equipment
  • Steel wheels

V5 equipment

V5 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
V5 optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

V6 equipment

V6 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
V6 optional equipment
  • Space saver spare wheel

W8 equipment

W8 standard equipment
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • CD Multichanger
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Heated seats
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steel wheels
W8 optional equipment
None available