Other Volkswagen Passat (1996 - 2001) models:

Available new from: January 1998  -  May 1999

Volkswagen Passat Saloon (96-01)

Performance

Power193 bhp
Top Speed148 mph
0-60 mph7.5 secs
Torque280 Nm, 206 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions259 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard2
Miles Per Tank354 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
26 mpg
Insurance group34
Annual road tax£270
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£148 - £148
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£296 - £296

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity62 litres
Weight1478kg
Length4675mm
Width1740mm
Height1459mm
Wheelbase2703mm
Turning Circle11m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors4
Seats5
Luggage Capacity-
Unbraked Towing Weight750kg
Braked Towing Weight1800kg

Engine

Engine Size2771cc
Cylinders6
Valves30
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Gearbox5 Speed
Drivetrain4 wheel drive