1995 Volkswagen Passat

  • 1995 Volkswagen Passat GLS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      29
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      115/122
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $17,990
  • 1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      172/173
    • ENGINE
      2.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $20,890
  • 1995 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      25
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      172/173
    • ENGINE
      2.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $21,320
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1995 Volkswagen Passat Review

Everything a driver could need.

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Overview

The 1995 Volkswagen Passat comes with the choice of two body styles (sedan and wagon), two engines, two transmissions, and three models. The GLS comes with the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, and both GLX models come with the 2.8-liter, V-6 engine. All come standard with the five-speed manual transmission, with the option of the four-speed automatic transmission. One notable feature for this vehicle is the sunroof option.

The Range

Body Styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 2.0-liter four-cylinder, 2.8-liter V-6
Transmissions: five-speed manual with overdrive, four-speed automatic with overdrive
Models: Volkswagen Passat GLS, Volkswagen Passat GLX Sedan, Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon

What's New

There are few changes, except for driver and passenger airbags and three point seatbelts.

Exterior

All models of the 1995 Volkswagen Passat come with bumpers that match the color of the vehicle and black body-side moldings. Dual power remote heated mirrors are standard, as well as light tinted windows. Metallic paint and a power first row sliding glass sunroof are options that are available for all models. The GLS comes with 14-inch wheels, while the GLX models come with 15-inch alloy wheels. The sedan models come with a wing spoiler as well, and the wagon model comes with a roof rack.

Interior

This car comes standard with bucket seats in the front and a 50-50 split-folding rear bench seat, all upholstered with cloth. The driver and front passenger seats are two-way adjustable. Other standard features include dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors, a lighted glove box, a dome light with fade, and front and rear reading lights.

Other standard features include two seatback storage pockets, dual door bins, and a tilt-adjustable steering wheel. Manual air conditioning is standard, along with an AM/FM/Cassette audio system, six speakers, an in-dash clock, a trip computer, and power front and rear windows. The sedan models come with the option of a six-CD player. The GLX models come with the additional options of heated front seats and leather upholstery.

Performance & Handling

The 1995 Volkswagen Passat is capable of 115 horsepower (hp) and 122 lb-ft of torque with the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine, and 172 hp and 173 lb-ft of torque when using the 2.8-liter, V-6 engine. It is a front-wheel-drive vehicle that utilizes a front strut suspension and front and rear anti-roll bars. Cruise control comes standard on all models. Traction control is standard for the GLX models, but is not available for the GLS.

Safety

Four-wheel disc brakes and dual front airbags are standard for all models. Other safety features include two-door curb lights, a security system, power door locks, a variable intermittent windshield wiper, and a rear defroster. Anti-lock brakes are standard for the GLX and optional for the GLS. The GLX models also come with fog lights, and the GLX wagon comes with a fixed interval rear windshield wiper.

EPA Fuel Economy

Volkswagen Passat GLS: 20/29 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat GLX Sedan: 18/25 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon: 18/25 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Airbags
  • Anti-lock brakes on GLX
  • Air conditioning

You Won't Like

  • Anti-lock brakes optional on GLS
  • No traction control for GLS
  • No fog lights for GLS

Sum Up

Everything a driver could need.

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