Other Volkswagen Passat (1996 - 2001) models:

Available new from: October 1996  -  January 2000

Volkswagen Passat Saloon (96-01)

Performance

Power125 bhp
Top Speed125 mph
0-60 mph12.1 secs
Torque168 Nm, 124 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions211 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard2
Miles Per Tank436 miles

Costs

Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
Close
32 mpg
Insurance group21
Annual road tax£270
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£104 - £104
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£208 - £208

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity62 litres
Weight1329kg
Length4675mm
Width1740mm
Height1459mm
Wheelbase2703mm
Turning Circle11m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors4
Seats5
Luggage Capacity-
Unbraked Towing Weight650kg
Braked Towing Weight1300kg

Engine

Engine Size1781cc
Cylinders5
Valves20
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Gearbox4 Speed Auto
DrivetrainFront wheel drive