Select major changes for 2006, specifications, and standard and optional features for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat. All trim levels-Value, 2.0T, 3.6, and 3.6 4Motion-are discussed.
The Passat is a four-door midsize sedan that has many changes for 2006. Two of these changes are as follows: the diesel engine option has been dropped completely, and the trim levels have been renamed to Value, 2.0T, 3.6, and 3.6 4Motion. All the Passats have front-wheel drive except the 3.6 4Motion; it has All-Wheel drive (AWD). A wagon version will be available in the middle of 2006. Trunk space for the Passat is 14.2 cubic feet. Fuel consumption data for the 2005 Passat is available
The engine type for the Value and 2.0T model is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder that produces 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. The 3.6 get a 3.6-liter V6 that produces 280 horsepower and 265 lb-ft of torque. Transmission options for the Value and 2.0T trim levels are either a six-speed manual or a six-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission. The 3.6 trim level only gets an automatic transmission. According to www.fueleconomy.gov fuel mileage estimates for the 2006 Volkswagen Passat are 22 in the city and 31 on the highway
Base MSRP for the Passat starts at $23,565 and goes up to $32,515.
3.6 4Motion adds:
3.6 and 3.6 4Motion:
For more information concerning the Volkswagen Passat, visit these websites: www.edmunds.com and en.wikipedia.org.
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