Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,592 - $5,354
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
170-270
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,592 - $5,354
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
170-270
Seats
5

Volkswagen Passat Models & Trims

2003 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

3.86

42 Reviews

24% 48% 21% 5% 2%

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Overall a very good car. Good looking wagon and comfortable with lots of power.

This car has a 6 cylinder engine so has plenty of power, very comfortable with leather heated seats. No car problems until 100, 000 miles when water pump went out and it was recommended that timing belt be replaced. The power steering pump needed to be replaced also. Otherwise just oil changes and cooling system flushed once. It has been a very dependable and comfortable to ride in and drive. Very well built and I have no problem with recommending it.

- Jon M

2003 VW Passat, excellent car.

This car has performed very well. The seats are incredibly comfortable, I have no problem driving for up to 8 hours in a day. The ac and heat work very well and quickly which is very important when I cannot park inside. This vehicle handles great in the snow for a smaller car. The only problem that I have is the gas mileage. If this car were more fuel efficient I would definitely give it a 5/5 rating.

- Beth W

I would not say there is one interesting detail. It is like any other car.

It has lasted a while. Overall I enjoy its amenities like seat warmers and sunroof. I dislike that it is so hard to fix and can only be taken care of by those who specialize in Volkswagen. Although I get why it is annoying. Also, the side covers seem to come off and are not easy to fix, it creates a lot of mess and looks ugly. But still overall, I love the way it look and the way it drives.

- Joss P

Ranked #12 Midsize Cars by Owners

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Compare Models & Key Features

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$1,592 - $2,689
$2,376 - $3,729

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 - 190 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
2.8L DOHC SMPI 30
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 in.
41.5 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.7 in.
37.8 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.3 in.
35.3 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 39.7 in.
37.3 - 37.9 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15 cu. ft.
15 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel
Aluminum

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.4 in.
106.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 ft.
37.4 ft.

Length

Length
184.3 - 185.2 in.
184.3 - 185.2 in.

Width

Width
68.7 in.
68.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3212 - 3424 .lbs
3240 - 3578 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
170 - 190 hp

Torque

Torque
166 ft. lbs.
166 - 206 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Optional

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 31 mpg
20 - 28 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
27 - 28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

    N/A
  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety