2005 Volkswagen Passat Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,396 - $4,505
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-190
Seats
5
Color:  Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,396 - $4,505
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-190
Seats
5

Volkswagen Passat Models & Trims

GL Sedan $2,396 - $3,647
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Sedan $2,977 - $4,440
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLX Sedan $2,962 - $4,505
Horsepower: 190 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL $2,396 - $3,647
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS $2,977 - $4,440
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLX $2,962 - $4,505
Horsepower: 190 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GL Wagon $2,396 - $3,647
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 15 x 6 (in.) - Steel
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLS Wagon $2,977 - $4,440
Horsepower: 134 hp - 170 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I4, Gas I4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7, 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
GLX Wagon $2,962 - $4,505
Horsepower: 190 hp
Engine Type: Gas V6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7 (in.) - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

Owner Reviews

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25 Reviews

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Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

You should always make sure that you keep up on the maintenance for the transmission. There's no way to check the fluid, and it's a little expensive to have the transmission serviced.

I like the Passat because it gets great gas mileage. It isn't as comfortable as my Envoy, but I like the fact that it's smaller and easier to drive around town. We did have to replace the transmission, shortly after buying it (used). Apparently, VW's have a weak spot in the transmission. Other than that, it seems to be running great.

- Jessica T

Great for a 2005, want newer model.

I enjoy my car because of the leather interior that is easy to clean. It does get very hot in the summer though because it is black. I like having control over the seat warmer temperature. Although in recent times, since it has made many trips to and from Colorado and Iowa, it has gotten some stalking problems.

- Nina V

I do like having a moonroof and that it gets me from point A to point B.

I bought my vehicle used. Didn't know it had an oil leak and I continue to get it fixed and it is on problem after the next. I am done putting lots of money into it just making sure I add in oil and water when needed. I plan on keeping it just a little longer (2 years tops) and get another vehicle.

- Michelle K

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Compare Models & Key Features

Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Front angle view.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,396 - $3,647
$2,977 - $4,440

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 - 170 (hp)
134 - 170 (hp)

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Not Available
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Not Available
Standard

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

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 - 15 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Cloth
Cloth

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Not Available
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Steel
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P195/65HR15
P225/45HR17

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 - 3492 (.lbs)
3241 - 3700 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 (hp)
134 (hp)

Torque

Torque
247 (ft. lbs.)
247 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
N/A (.lbs)
N/A (.lbs)

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Not Available
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive, Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 (gal.)
16.4 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
27 (mpg)
26 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
21 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
31 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Optional
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*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
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (1)

Fuel System, Diesel Dec 13, 2004
Report Receipt Date:
Dec 13, 2004
NHTSA Campaign:
04V586000
Summary:
ON CERTAIN PASSENGER VEHICLES, THE HIGH PRESSURE DIESEL PUMPS WERE PRODUCED WITH AN IMPROPER FASTENER, WHICH COULD ALLOW DIESEL FUEL TO ESCAPE FROM THE PUMP.
Consequence:
DIESEL FUEL IN THE PRESENCE OF AN IGNITION SOURCE MAY LEAD TO A FIRE.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE DIESEL PUMP. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING FEBRUARY 2005. OWNERS SHOULD CONTACT VOLKSWAGEN AT 1-800-822-2834.

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