2008 Volkswagen Passat Sedan 4-Door Automatic FWD Lux Specs

4-Door Automatic FWD Lux
MSRP based on 4-Door Automatic Lux FWD

Quick Specs

Gas Mileage 19 mpg City/28 mpg Hwy
Engine Gas Turbocharged I4, 2.0L
EPA Class Mid-Size
Style Name 4dr Auto Lux FWD
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity 5
Passenger Doors 4
Body Style 4dr Car
Transmission 6-speed automatic transmission w/Tiptronic & OD


EPA Classification Mid-Size
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs) 3246
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in) 37.8
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.7
Second Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Head Room (in) 38.4
Second Leg Room (in) 37.7
Passenger Capacity 5
Front Hip Room (in) - TBD -
Front Leg Room (in) 41.4
Second Shoulder Room (in) 54.6
Passenger Volume (ft³) 96.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in) 5.2
Track Width, Front (in) 61.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 71.7
Liftover Height (in) - TBD -
Wheelbase (in) 106.7
Track Width, Rear (in) 61.1
Height, Overall (in) 58.0
Length, Overall (in) 188.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³) 14.2

Fuel Economy

Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 18.5
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 19
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 28

Performance Specs

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM 200 @ 5100-6000
Displacement 2.0L/121
Engine Order Code NA
SAE Net Torque @ RPM 207 @ 1800-5000
Fuel System SFI
Engine Type Gas Turbocharged I4
Second Gear Ratio (:1) 2.37
Reverse Ratio (:1) 3.19
Trans Description Cont. Again Tiptronic
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.85
Trans Type 6
Third Gear Ratio (:1) 1.56
Clutch Size (in) NA
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
First Gear Ratio (:1) 4.04
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1) 0.67
Trans Description Cont. Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) 1.16
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) 3.50
Trans Order Code NA
Drum - Rear (Yes or ) NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 13.5 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or ) Yes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in) NA
Brake Type Pwr
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) 12.0 x - TBD -
Disc - Rear (Yes or ) Yes
Brake ABS System 4-Wheel
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) - TBD -
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) 3.0
Steering Type Electromechanical
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) 35.8
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall 16.4
Rear Tire Size P235/45R17
Spare Tire Order Code NA
Front Tire Order Code NA
Spare Tire Size P235/45R17
Front Tire Size P235/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code NA
Rear Wheel Material Alloy
Spare Wheel Size (in) 16 x 6.5
Front Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Spare Wheel Material - TBD -
Front Wheel Material Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in) 17 x 7.5
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) - TBD -
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front Independent
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) 4-link
Suspension Type - Rear Independent

Safety Features

Air Bag-Frontal-Driver Yes
Air Bag-Frontal-Passenger Yes
Air Bag-Passenger Switch (On/Off) No
Air Bag-Side Body-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Body-Rear No
Air Bag-Side Head-Front Yes
Air Bag-Side Head-Rear Yes
Brakes-ABS Yes
Child Safety Rear Door Locks Yes
Daytime Running Lights Yes
Traction Control Yes
Night Vision No
Rollover Protection Bars No
Fog Lamps Yes
Parking Aid Yes
Tire Pressure Monitor Yes
Back-Up Camera No
Stability Control Yes
Other Features 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
Driver & front passenger front airbags
Driver & front passenger side-impact airbags
Front/rear side curtain airbags
Front/rear head curtain airbags
Passenger airbag occupancy sensor
Trunk escape handle
Electronic stabilization program w/anti-slip regulation (ASR),...
Front 3-point height-adjustable safety belts w/load limiters,...
Rear 3-point safety belts w/outboard position load limiters
Lower anchors & tethers for children, rear outboard seating...
Child safety locks on rear doors
Driver controlled window lockout
Internal emergency release trunk handle w/location reflector
Collapsible steering column
Anti-intrusion door beams
Daytime running lights


Basic Miles/km 50,000
Basic Years 4
Corrosion Miles/km Unlimited
Corrosion Years 12
Drivetrain Miles/km 60,000
Drivetrain Years 5
Roadside Assistance Miles/km 50,000
Roadside Assistance Years 4

Other Specs

Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) 7.6
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) 140
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) NA