Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,196 - $33,615
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-190
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$2,196 - $33,615
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
21 City / 30 HWY
Horsepower
134-190
Seats
5

2005 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

3.93

27 Reviews

22% 48% 30% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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Volkswagen Passat - good car for daily commute - reliable - good value.

The vehicle is reliable and comfortable to drive in. The trunk is smaller than I would prefer. Back seat space is enough for two people not three practically. The value of the car has maintained well as I do not have to replace parts often. The engine is slightly less sensitive than I prefer. After my first 1000 miles I am convinced this was by far the best car for the money. The r-line styling stands out and looks so much better than the competition. Quick off the line with a little lag when accelerating around 60 but brakes are very strong. Steers flat with little lean - this may be to the credit of the standard 19" wheels.

- Richard E

Classy small car with lots of zip!

I love my VW Passat. It is a small car, but it has a deep trunk and very comfortable seating. Although small, the car has a lot of zip, and can easily stand its own when driven in heavy traffic. Parking is easy due to its smaller size. It's a very comfortable and stylish ride. The design of the car feels much roomier on the inside than it appears in the exterior. I also enjoy the sunroof and the radio has great sound. I would buy another Passat, and recommend one to anyone in the market for a new car. This is the second one we have owned, and we do plan on purchasing another.

- Christie M

My Volkswagen is a greenish grey color with dark tinted windows.

My car is a 2005 so that is pretty old. Being a college student I do not drive my car very often because everything need to get to is within walking distance on my campus. My car has had issues into past that my dad has helped fix such as the interior decor was coming off, the window buttons do not work, some doors do not lock and things tend to rattle somewhere inside.

- Lillian D

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$2,196 - $3,347
$2,832 - $4,225

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 - 170 hp
134 - 170 hp

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

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

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 - 15 cu. ft.

Entertainment

CD Player

CD Player
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Steel

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 - 3492 .lbs
3241 - 3700 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
134 - 170 hp
134 - 170 hp

Torque

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

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.4 gal.
16.4 gal.

Combined

Combined
22 - 31 mpg
21 - 30 mpg

City

City
21 - 22 mpg
20 - 22 mpg

Highway

Highway
30 - 31 mpg
29 - 31 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control
Optional

Traction Control

Traction Control
Optional

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