2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews, Ratings & Specs

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Color:  Deep Black
Kelley Blue Book Value®
$4,549 - $6,572
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
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MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
200
Seats
5

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Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

You'll Like The 2009 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.

Volkswagen Passat Models & Trims

chevronDown icon Komfort Sedan $4,549 - $6,572
Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas Turbocharged I4, Turbocharged gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas Turbocharged I4, Turbocharged gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Horsepower: 200 hp
Engine Type: Gas Turbocharged I4, Turbocharged gas I4
Standard Seating: N/A
Standard Wheels: 17 x 7.5 (in.) - Alloy
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Owner Reviews

3.9
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Volkswagen Passat review. This vehicle appears on the outside to look high end.

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It is broken down several times in the five years I have had it. I bought it used. The engine failed and without having a warranty it would've cost $9000 dollars to replace and the vehicle used only cost $11, 000. It does not get good gas mileage and the air-conditioner does not work well. I would not recommend this car.

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don't buy this car, it'll give you more problems than good.

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Always something to fix every couple months. The maintenance is pretty expensive given its in the shop 4-6 times a year with some type of issue. I've had my engine that's needed to be repaired to my electric control panel that been shot. The windshield has leaked before leaving my car with a terrible smell.

Andrew G
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She is plain but, quite peppy.

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Great car for the price. Plenty of pep. Does not have Bluetooth connectivity which would be an added benefit. Having issues with the transmission cooling line leaking. Also, has a recall on something to do with the fuel pump. Other than that, we are satisfied with the overall performance of the vehicle.

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Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$4,549 - $6,572
$4,549 - $6,572

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
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Optional
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BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC SFI turbocharged I4 engine
2.0L DOHC SFI turbocharged I4 engine
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Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
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Alarm

Alarm
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BackUp Camera

HeadsUp Display

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
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Universal Garage Door Opener

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
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Heated Steering Wheel

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
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Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
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Cruise Control

Cruise Control
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Power Windows

Power Windows
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Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
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Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Power Steering

Power Steering
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Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.4 (in.)
41.4 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 - 38.4 (in.)
38.3 - 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.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
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Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
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WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

AUX Input

AUX Input
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CD Player

CD Player
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Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
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AC

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
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Optional
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Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
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Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
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Power Passenger Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
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Heated Rear Seats

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
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Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
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Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate

Power Folding Mirror

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
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Optional
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Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P235/45HR17
P235/45HR17

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.)
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Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3344 - 3512 (.lbs)
3344 - 3512 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
200 (hp)
200 (hp)

Torque

Torque
207 (ft. lbs.)
207 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
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4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
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Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
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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
24 (mpg)
24 (mpg)

City

City
19 (mpg)
19 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
29 (mpg)
29 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
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Overdrive

CTV Transmission

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Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire
Conventional Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
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Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
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Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
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Stability Control

Stability Control
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Traction Control

Traction Control
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HID Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Rear Parking Sensors

Adaptive Cruise Control

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
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Blind Spot Monitor

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
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Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
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Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
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Rear Side Airbag

Rear Side Airbag
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Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
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Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
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Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
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Knee Airbag

Seatbelt Airbag

Crash Test Results: Front, Side & Rollover

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration provides consumers with information about crash protection and rollover safety.

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The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety is a non-profit group which conducts safety testing beyond federal regulations. "Good" is the highest rating.

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Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) *
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR), brake assist *
  • Anti-intrusion door beams
  • Daytime running lights
  • Driver & front passenger airbags *
  • Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags *
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS) w/brake assist *
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags *
  • Electronic stabilization program (ESP) w/anti-slip regulation (ASR) *
  • Front/rear head curtain airbags *
  • Passenger airbag cutoff
  • Front 3-point height-adjustable safety belts w/load limiters, pretensioners *
  • Dual front airbags *
  • Rear 3-point safety belts w/outboard position load limiters *
  • Dual side-impact airbags *
  • Lower anchors & tethers for children, rear outboard seating positions (LATCH) *
  • Child safety locks on rear doors *
  • Front/rear head & side curtain airbags *
  • Driver controlled window lockout *
  • Front height-adjustable safety belts w/pretensioners & load limiters *
  • Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector *
  • Tire-pressure monitoring system
  • Rear safety belts w/load limiters in outboard seating positions *
  • 3-point safety belts in all seating positions *
  • Collapsible steering column *
  • Dual note horn
  • Center rear safety belt w/interlock *
  • LATCH child restraint system *
  • Child safety door locks *

* Optional Safety Feature

Long-Term Reliability

J.D. Power Ratings

JD Power's Initial Quality Study measures issues with a vehicle the first 90 days after purchase.

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Safety Recalls (4)

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Steering > Gear Box (other Than Rack And Pinion) Oct 31, 2008
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 31, 2008
NHTSA Campaign:
08V577000
Summary:
VW IS RECALLING 130 MY 2009 PASSAT, PASSAT WAGON, AND PASSAT CC VEHICLES. SOME VEHICLES MAY HAVE AN ELECTROMECHANICAL STEERING GEAR CONTROL UNIT THAT CAN MALFUNCTION DUE TO A DAMAGED CAPACITOR. IF THIS MALFUNCTION OCCURS, THE DRIVER'S STEERING INPUT IS NOT PROPERLY PROCESSED BY THE SYSTEM AND THE VEHICLE MAY NOT RESPOND AS THE DRIVER INTENDS. THIS DEFECT CAN ONLY OCCUR IMMEDIATELY AFTER VEHICLE START-UP WHEN THE STEERING WHEEL IS MOVED FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AT SPEEDS LESS THAN 5 MPH.
Consequence:
DRIVER ATTEMPTS TO OVERCOME THE SYSTEM DURING MALFUNCTION WILL CAUSE (1) VIBRATIONS IN THE STEERING WHEEL; (2) THE STEERING SYSTEM MOTOR TO TURN OFF; (3) THE RED STEERING SYSTEM MALFUNCTION INDICATOR LIGHT TO ILLUMINATE; AND (4) AUDIBLE WARNINGS TO CHIME. A MALFUNCTIONING STEERING SYSTEM COULD LEAD TO A CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
Remedy:
DEALERS WILL REPLACE THE STEERING GEAR IN THE AFFECTED VEHICLES. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN ON OR ABOUT DECEMBER 5, 2008. OWNERS MAY CONTACT VW AT 1-800-4822-8987.
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Air Bags Feb 10, 2016
Report Receipt Date:
Feb 10, 2016
NHTSA Campaign:
16V078000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2010-2014 Golf and Jetta SportWagen, 2007-2010 Passat sedans and wagon, 2012-2014 Passat sedan and Eos, 2009-2014 CC, 2009-2012 Audi Q5, and 2010-2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to rupture.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could rupture with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflators, free of charge. Volkswagen issued an interim notification to owners on April 12, 2016. Volkswagen owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Audi owners may contact Audi customer service at 1-800-253-2834.
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Air Bags Mar 6, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Mar 6, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V148000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2014 Volkswagen CC, 2010-2014 Golf, 2010-2011 Eos, 2007-2010 Passat Sedan, and 2007-2010 Passat Wagon vehicles. Upon deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, excessive internal pressure may cause the inflator to explode.
Consequence:
In the event of a crash necessitating deployment of the driver's frontal air bag, the inflator could explode with metal fragments striking the vehicle occupants potentially resulting in serious injury or death.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the driver's frontal air bag inflator with an alternative inflator, free of charge. The recall is expected to begin March 15, 2018. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 69Q9. Note: This recall partially supersedes recall 16V-078.
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Fuel System, Gasoline Aug 16, 2017
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 16, 2017
NHTSA Campaign:
17V509000
Summary:
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain 2009-2016 Volkswagen CC, 2006-2010 Passat and Passat Wagon vehicles. Interruption of electrical power to the fuel pump control module may cause the fuel pump to fail.
Consequence:
If the fuel pump fails, the engine will stall, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the fuel pump control module, free of charge. Remedy parts are currently unavailable. Interim notices informing owners of the safety risk are expected to be mailed on October 13, 2017. Owners will receive a second notice when remedy parts become available. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-893-5298. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 20AE.

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