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2005 Volkswagen Passat

  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      170/166
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $25,445
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      38
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      134/247
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $25,660
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      38
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      134/247
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $26,660
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLS Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      30
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      170/166
    • ENGINE
      1.8L I4
    • MSRP
      $26,455
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      38
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      134/247
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $23,360
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GL TDI Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      38
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      134/247
    • ENGINE
      2.0L I4
    • MSRP
      $24,360
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX Sedan
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/206
    • ENGINE
      2.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $30,865
  • 2005 Volkswagen Passat GLX Wagon
    • MAX MPG
      26
    • SEATS
      5
    • HP/TORQUE
      190/206
    • ENGINE
      2.8L V6
    • MSRP
      $31,865
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2005 Volkswagen Passat Review

Another stylish Volkswagen model with a lot available.

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Overview

The 2005 Volkswagen Passat is available in 14 different models that include two different body styles and three models that are powered by diesel engines. With its fuel efficiency, it is an efficient ride for commuting or driving across the country. The models with diesel powered engines get fantastic mileage as do the diesel engines in other Volkswagen models. The price tag varies with the different models and can fit a variety of different budgets. The variety also can satisfy car buyers with a wide range of interests.

The Range

Body styles: sedan, wagon
Engines: 1.8-liter four-cylinder, 2.8-liter V-6, 2.0-liter four-cylinder
Transmissions: five-speed automatic, five-speed automatic
Models: Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8T, Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T, Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8T 4Motion, Volkswagen Passat GLX, Volkswagen Passat GL TDI, Volkswagen Passat GLX 4Motion

What's New

For the 2005 year, the Volkswagen Passat W8 has been discontinued. The GLX models no longer have a standard telematics system. The 16-inch wheels on the GLS replaced the previous 15-inch wheels. Also, the optional 17-inch wheels on the GLS and GLX models are a new addition for 2005.

Exterior

The colored bumpers have a lower section that is black on all models. The black grill is decorated with a logo in the center. The trunk on the sedan models has 15 cubic feet of cargo space. The GL models have 15-inch tires, while the GLS has 16-inch tires, and the GLX has 17-inch alloy wheels. All models are equipped with a rear defogger to ensure a clear rear view and cargo tie downs for greater cargo capacity. The wagon body style models have an intermittent rear wiper for the rear window to keep even better visibility in the rain and a roof rack to expand the exterior cargo carrying capacity of the sedan models.

Interior

The 2005 Volkswagen Passat Wagon GL has roomy front seats with manually adjustable lumbar supports for both the driver and front passenger. The front bucket seats are upholstered with vinyl. Rear ventilation ducts provide fresh air to the rear seats and remote power locks and power heated mirrors are installed on all models. Cruise control and power steering are also available on all models. On all 14 models, there are also three 12-volt outlets installed; one in the front, one in the rear, and one in the cargo area. The audio system has eight speakers, a single disc CD player, and speed sensitive volume control. The seats on the GLX models are leather and both seats have a multilevel heating device; The front seats are also eight-way power adjustable. Also on the GLX are remote operation capable windows as well as audio and cruise control controls on the steering wheel. The GLX has wood and leather trim on the interior to give it some extra character. The eight speakers in the GLS’s audio system are premium Monsoon brand for better quality sound.

Performance & Handling

The best performance from The 2005 Volkswagen Passat comes from the 1.8-liter, turbocharged, four-cylinder engine. Drive train options for the 1.8T turbocharged engine are a five-speed manual or five-speed manual with manual shifting capability. It beats the competition in smooth, comfortable rides and does not overreact to small imperfections in the roadway like the Volkswagen GTI does. The transmissions’ response is quick and sensitive to the rpms, allowing for better than average acceleration. The diesel engine is not as satisfying as the diesel engine in the Jetta.

Safety

The 2005 Volkswagen Passat has a lot of safety features. Front head, side, and rear head airbags are installed. The anti-lock brake system is supplemented with electronic brake force distribution, stability control, and traction control to keep the Passat well balanced with a tight grip on the roadway.

EPA Fuel Economy

Volkswagen Passat Sedan GL 1.8T: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLS 1.8T: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Sedan GLX: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Sedan GL TDI: 23/34 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat GLS TDI: 23/34 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Wagon GL1.8T: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T: 19/28 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLX: 17/26 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Wagon GL TDI: 23/34 mpg city/highway
Volkswagen Passat Wagon GLS 1.8T: 19/28 mpg city/highway

You'll Like

  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Wide variety of models
  • Attractive interior in the GLX

You Won't Like

  • Possible problems with diesel models’ powertrains
  • Loud diesel engine

Sum Up

Another stylish Volkswagen model with a lot available.

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