Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,189 - $30,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
31 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
140-280
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,189 - $30,895
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
31 City / 43 HWY
Horsepower
140-280
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.0 Overall Score
Performance 3.9 Comfort 3.9 Styling 3.7 Value 4.0

Editor's Overview

Last year, Volkswagen completely reinvented the Passat mid-size sedan, and aimed it straight at the heart of American shoppers. Bigger, conservatively styled, with lots of standard equipment and...

2013 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

4.44
177 Reviews
53% 40% 7% 2 star 0% 1%
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It�s a car that is, well, a car. It�s overall a good car.

2013 Volkswagen Passat SE

The car is well, a car. For me, it's neither the most amazing car I've had or the worst car. I bought it almost 2 years ago. It's a 2013 Volkswagen Passat. It has been very reliable and my girls and I have driven all over our state! I haven't had many problems with the car or how it runs. Just the typical upkeep and clean ups all cars have to go through. The only thing that has happened recently is the clock spring is not working. So my steering wheel buttons, and airbag isn't working. I found out about a recall on the clock spring on cars within the same vehicle specifications, so I took it in to get it fixed. The Volkswagen dealership wanted $150 to first diagnose if it is indeed the clock spring. But I have a second Mechanic I go to who is the one who told me it is the clock spring. Anyway, that is the only problem that I have had with my car in almost 2 years. Oh, it is not the greatest in the winter with mediocre tires. It is best to spend a little more on great tires. Overall, It's a good car.

- Elizabeth C

It looks and feels like a luxury car when you keep it spotless!

2013 Volkswagen Passat SE

My model is a 5-speed manual. Since I purchased used at 60k miles, the clutch has always felt slow to grab first gear. Other than that, everything about the car is phenomenal. The candy white paint is perfect, black leather interior still smells like new car 6 years later. The red lighting in the interior perfectly fits my color pallet, and the digital display is very informative (and it looks really nice, too!) Despite it is aggressive (and awesome) grill and lines, the car is not all that fast, but it is just a heavy sedan so it is to be expected. I have had no major issues in my 3 years of ownership! Would recommend this car to anyone.

- Andy W

This Pasta makes a great family car!

2013 Volkswagen Passat SE w/Sunroof

We have had no problems at all with our 2013 Passat. We do the recommended maintenance on schedule and the car continues to run smoothly. Currently the car has over 160,000 miles. We get between 24-28 m.p.g. The heated front seats are comfortable in the winter. The leg room in the back seat of this model is phenomenal! Makes it a great family car and I also don't mind inviting adults to sit in the backseat. I love how well I can see out of all the windows. The trunk is SO big and roomy. Plenty of room for several suitcases. The backs of the back seats can be let down for longer items which has come in handy on numerous occasions.

- Karen R

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$6,189 - $8,590
$29,885 (MSRP)

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
140 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.5L MPFI DOHC 20
2.0L DOHC 16
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.9 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Exterior Features

Accessories

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
235
235

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.6 in.
191.6 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3166 - 3221 lbs.
3459 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
140 hp

Torque

Torque
177 ft. lbs.
236 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
5 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
27 mpg
35 mpg

City

City
22 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
31 - 32 mpg
40 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

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

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety