2006 Volkswagen Passat - Road Test Specs

2006 Volkswagen Passat Sedan

(2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo 6-speed Manual)
Model year2006
Base MSRP$23,900
As-tested MSRP$31,565
Drive typeFront-wheel drive
Engine typeInline four-cylinder
Displacement (cc/cu-in)2.0
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)200 @ 5100
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)207 @ 1800
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic
Suspension, frontIndependent strut
Suspension, rearMultilink independent
Steering typeElectromechanical power steering
Tire brandMichelin
Tire modelPilot HX
Tire size, frontP215/55R16
Tire size, rearP215/55R16
Brakes, frontFront vented disc/rear solid disc
Track Test Results
0-45 mph (sec.)4.9
0-60 mph (sec.)7.7
0-75 mph (sec.)11.1
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.6@89.3
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)29.9
60-0 mph (ft.)124.3
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)62.4
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g)35.8
Sound level @ idle (dB)45.8
@ Full throttle (dB)71.2
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)68.3
Test Driver Ratings & Comments
Acceleration commentsNothing down low until approximately 3,000 rpm. Upshifts at redline. Very refined with nice engine note.
Braking ratingGood
Braking commentsReally good pedal feel and progression. Very subtle ABS noise and vibration. Very confident. Some minor pedal sink, but not enough to diminish confidence.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsPlenty of body roll, but excellent steering feedback and progressive nature at the limit makes it easy to control. It has potential to snap-spin if you push too hard, but you get plenty of advance warning. Better/stiffer suspension and a lot more aggressive tires would help, but for target customers it's fine.
Testing Conditions
Elevation (ft.)Not Tested
Temperature (°F)Not Tested
Wind (mph, direction)Not Tested
Fuel Consumption
EPA fuel economy (mpg)22 City 31 Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)18.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)18.5
Dimensions & Capacities
Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)3344
Length (in.)188.2
Width (in.)71.2
Height (in.)58
Wheelbase (in.)106.7
Legroom, front (in.)41.4
Legroom, rear (in.)37.7
Headroom, front (in.)38.4
Headroom, rear (in.)37.8
Seating capacity5
Cargo volume (cu-ft)14
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)14
Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain5 years/60,000 miles
Corrosion12 years/unlimited miles
Roadside assistance4 years/unlimited miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot Available
Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsStandard
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsStandard
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionNot Available
Emergency assistance systemNot Available
NHTSA crash test, driverNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, passengerNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistanceNot Tested

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