Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,875 - $39,200
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,875 - $39,200
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
200-280
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2008 Volkswagen Passat If...

If you appreciate the typical distinctions associated with European sedans - tangible and intangible - you might consider the Passat to be one of the best values on the road.

2008 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

4.43

42 Reviews

55% 33% 12% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

Great mpg and fun to drive.

When I first purchased(was used) the timing chain broke and the engine was toast. Luckily I purchased the extended warranty and it did not cost me anything (and the dealership I purchased from does not service the car and they were driving it when it happened). They somehow put a hole in the oil exchanger and that cost me over $1000. I am getting 28. 1 mpg and I live in vt will hilly terrain so am impressed with that. Car is zippy and has good performance in snow as well. Does not wear tires and I like the fact that when you need an oil change the car tells you so. Wish that if a tire is low it did not just say low tire but tell you which one like the Volvo did.

- Beth H

The good, bad and ugly of the 2008 VW Passat.

It is a sporty car with turbo charged that really accelerates. It does have issues with headlamps burning out sooner than most cars and it also seems to go through coil packs go out more frequently than other year of Passat. It is a very comfortable ride with a lot of luxury amenities that are included as standard package. The last con of this year and model is it uses oil. It will burn about a quart every 1200 miles and has since it was new. Dealership said it has to do with the turbo making the engine run hotter. Overall, it is a great car. Fun to drive and handles superbly.

- Mary A

Great car for the money, cannot wait to get. Next one.

Bought this vehicle used. It had been great. Outside of regular wear and tear I have had no major issues. Regular oil change bought new tires and that is literally about it. One inconvenience would. I have to buy the most expensive gas cause it had a turbo engine, also I can only get the oil changed at the dealership, no one else carries the filter. Considering my next purchase soon, will definitely be another Volkswagen.

- Angela H

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Key Specs

Overview

MSRP

MSRP
$23,990 - $26,275
$27,900 - $29,100

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 hp
200 hp

Engine Type

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

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 in.
41.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
37.6 - 38.4 in.
37.6 - 38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 - 38.6 in.
37.8 - 38.6 in.

Trunk Volume

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

Entertainment

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
235
235

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
106.7 in.
106.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
35.8 ft.
35.8 ft.

Length

Length
188 - 188.2 in.
188 - 188.2 in.

Width

Width
71.7 in.
71.7 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3206 - 3378 .lbs
3246 - 3378 .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

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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
20 - 29 mpg
20 - 14 mpg

City

City
19 - 21 mpg
19 - 20 mpg

Highway

Highway
28 - 29 mpg
28 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Air Bags

Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
Optional
Optional

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

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