Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,209 - $5,016
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$3,209 - $5,016
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
5

Volkswagen Passat Models & Trims

2006 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

4.07

42 Reviews

43% 29% 21% 7% 1 star 0%

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Passat 2006 transmission issue.

I bought my Volkswagen Passat 2. 0 t in 2012 with over 100, 000 miles on it already. The vehicle was running fine for about 3 years, never had to take it to a mechanic. Starting 2016, I started to experience a lot of issues with it and I was told that the vehicle is over 100, 000 miles that is why; but I was not convinced. After a lot of trips to the mechanic, and a lot of research on the internet, it looks like the main issue of this vehicle is the transmission. I could not believe it at first because the vehicle was working so fine in the beginning, but I have to come to the conclusion that I have a transmission issue. On the freeway, the vehicle would drive fine, but when driving in streets area, the vehicle shakes and stop and go like it is struggling to go back and forth from 1 to 3. Now that I have the confirmation of the issue, I was told I would need more than $1000 to fix it.

- Paul T

It is very fast and helps a lot with gas.

The power steering can get real complicated, but you need to check on the car every week in order for you to have it running smoothly. Sometimes when the lights flicker, just turn the car off then wait two minutes tops then turn on and it should be okay if not call a mechanic. In order to keep the interior maintained you should use a specific wipes for the seats, everything in the car is electrical so if it messes up then you will need a specialist for Volkswagen. If not then the mechanic can send it to a known person. It will not be cheap though, it rounds up to 600$ and more.

- Tracy V

A fun car with decent performance.

The car is very affordable, compared to other cars in the market. It is front wheel drive, with pretty decent performance. Though the engine size is relatively small, it is a direct injection turbo engine, so the power may not be a lot, but it is instant when accelerating. It is a comfortable car and can drive long journeys in it, like taking road trips and drive state to state. There really are not any serious problems with the car, do to being on top of the maintenance scheduling.

- Daniel E

Ranked #13 Midsize Cars by Owners

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$3,455 - $5,016
$3,293 - $4,812

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC SMPI turbocharged I4 engine
2.0L DOHC SMPI turbocharged I4 engine
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 in.
38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
14.2 cu. ft.
14.2 cu. ft.

Entertainment

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional

CD Player

CD Player
Optional

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
225 - 235

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.7 in.
106.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
188.2 in.
188.2 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3305 - 3344 .lbs
3305 - 3344 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Torque

Torque
207 ft. lbs.
207 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
.lbs
.lbs

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 - 32 mpg
23 - 32 mpg

City

City
22 - 23 mpg
22 - 23 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 - 32 mpg
31 - 32 mpg
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

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

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety