Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,927 - $41,160
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-270
Seats
5
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$1,927 - $41,160
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-270
Seats
5

2004 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

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40 Reviews
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Great gas mileage for in town or out of town trips!

I absolutely love my car. It gets great gas mileage. And came fully loaded. Heated seats, sunroof, leather seats, cruise control, and it is a v8 engine. A large and spacious trunk along with a spare tire. It came with the factory harman/kardon stereo system. And it sounds great. I highly recommend this car. The only 2 problems I have had with the vehicle upon purchasing are, I had to purchase a fan module for the ac. And the second, is I occasionally have problems closing the sunroof. I was told it needs a new switch. The overall rating of this car is and has been very good for me. And I highly recommend this vehicle to consumers.

- Michele P

Used cars are a pain in the pocketbook, buyer beware.

I love the size and look of my car. It is very sporty. It gets excellent gas mileage. I would like it even more if it didn't have so many mechanical issues. I bought it used and should have known, that was why they got rid of it. I have already had to replace the engine and now it is back in the shop. I couldn't even turn on my emergency flashers when the car stalled on me yesterday. I have replaced them twice with different parts that buzz constantly as I drive down the highway.

- Cathy Q

The gas mileage is great.

Initially, the car was fine. I was 18 and it was my first car, so I was excited, of course. I cannot say for sure if the car had problems because of the brand or the previous owner, so I am not a good example for that. Since most car places around me don't specialize in Volkswagen's, they don't do a great job and still charge a lot. Most of the parts have to come straight from Germany, so if you live in the us like me, that takes a while.

- Alexis W

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$1,927 - $3,054
$38,660 - $41,160 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 - 170 hp
270 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L DOHC SMPI 20
2.0L SOHC SMPI I4 turbo
4.0L DOHC SMPI 32
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
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.
10 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror

Dimensions

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.4 in.
106.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.4 - 47.2 ft.
37.7 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 - 3492 lbs.
3847 - 4069 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 - 170 hp
270 hp

Torque

Torque
166 - 247 ft. lbs.
273 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
8 Cylinders

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
21.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
26 - 33 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
21 - 27 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 38 mpg
24 - 25 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

HID Headlights

HID Headlights

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear 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