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null 1996 Volkswagen Passat

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Specs, Warranty & Reliability

The table below shows all 1996 Volkswagen Passat specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1996 Volkswagen Passat warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.

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  • Overview
    MSRP *$18,490$19,430$19,860
    Invoice *$16,656$17,497$17,882
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Fuel Economy City20.9 mpg37.0 mpg37.0 mpg
    Fuel Economy Hwy29.1 mpg45.0 mpg45.0 mpg
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
  • Powertrain
    Engine2.0L I-4 115 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP1.9L I-4 90 HP
    Transmission5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD5-spd man w/OD
    Alternator90 amp120 amp120 amp
    Battery60 amp72 amp72 amp
    Axle Ratio4.243.163.16
    Recommended Fuel Typeregular unleadeddieseldiesel
    Fuel Tank18.5 gal.18.5 gal.18.5 gal.
    Drive Typefront-wheelfront-wheelfront-wheel
  • Steering and Suspension
    Front Anti-Roll Barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll barfront anti-roll bar
    Rear Anti-Roll Barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll barrear anti-roll bar
    Steeringrack & pinionrack & pinionrack & pinion
    Brakes4-wheel disc4-wheel disc4-wheel disc
    Wheels14.0 " steel14.0 " steel14.0 " steel
    Front TiresP195/60HR14.0 ASP195/60HR14.0 ASP195/60HR14.0 AS
    Spare Tire and Wheelfull-sizefull-sizefull-size
  • Seating and Interior
    Seating Capacity555
    Front Seat Typebucketbucketbucket
    Front Headrestsadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tiltadjustable w/tilt
    Front Driver Seat Direction Controls6-way6-way6-way
    Rear Seats60-40 bench60-40 bench60-40 bench
    Rear Headrestsfixedfixedfixed
    Rear Armrestscentercentercenter
    Seat Trimclothclothcloth
    Door Trimclothclothcloth
  • Comfort and Conveniences
    Vanity Mirrorsdual illuminateddual illuminateddual illuminated
    Reading Lightsfront & rearfront & rearfront & rear
    Floor Consolefullfullfull
    Cup Holderfront and rearfront and rearfront and rear
    Door Binsdualdualdual
    Cargo Floor Trimcarpetedcarpetedcarpeted
    Cargo CoverN/AN/Arigid
    Cargo Lightcargo lightcargo lightcargo light
    Front Air Conditioningmanualmanualmanual
    Rear Air Conditioningrear HVACrear HVACrear HVAC
    Air Filterair filterair filterair filter
    RadioAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereoAM/FM stereo
    Speakers888
    Radio Theft Deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrentradio theft deterrent
    Antennafixedfixedfixed
    Cruise Controlcruise controlcruise controlcruise control
    Door Lockspowerpowerpower
    Trunk/Hatch/Door ReleasepowerpowerN/A
    Rear Child Safety Door Locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locksrear child safety door locks
    Tachometertachometertachometertachometer
    Water Temp Gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gaugeengine temperature gauge
    Clockin-dashin-dashin-dash
    Trip Odometertrip odometertrip odometertrip odometer
    Front Windowspowerpowerpower
    Rear Windowspowerpowerpower
    Tinted Windowslightlightlight
    Front Windshield Wipersvariable intermittentvariable intermittentvariable intermittent
    Rear Windshield WiperN/AN/Avariable intermittent
    Rear Defrosterrear defrosterrear defrosterrear defroster
  • Safety
    Daytime Running Lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lightsdaytime running lights
    Center High Mounted Stop Lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop lightcenter high mounted stop light
    Front Impact Airbagsdriver and passengerdriver and passengerdriver and passenger
    Security Systemsecurity systemsecurity systemsecurity system
  • Dimensions and Capacities
    Door Count4 doors4 doors4 doors
    Exterior Length181.5 "181.5 "181.0 "
    Exterior Width67.5 "67.5 "67.5 "
    Exterior Height56.4 "56.4 "58.7 "
    Wheelbase103 "103 "103 "
    Front Tread58 "58 "58 "
    Rear Tread56 "56 "56 "
    Curb Weight2,892 lbs.3,009 lbs.3,175 lbs.
    Front Legroom45.1 "45.1 "45.1 "
    Rear Legroom37.0 "37.0 "37.0 "
    Front Headroom39.3 "39.3 "39.3 "
    Rear Headroom36.6 "36.6 "36.6 "
    Front Shoulder Room55.0 "55.0 "55.0 "
    Rear Shoulder Room54.0 "54.0 "54.0 "
    Passenger Volume99 cu.ft.99 cu.ft.99 cu.ft.
    Interior Cargo Volume14.4 cu.ft.14.4 cu.ft.14.4 cu.ft.
  • Exterior Features
    Bumpersbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Bodyside Moldingsbody-coloredbody-coloredbody-colored
    Rocker Panel Extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensionsrocker panel extensions
    Paintmonotonemonotonemonotone
    Exterior Mirrorsdual power remote heateddual power remote heateddual power remote heated
  • Warranty
    Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
    Major Components Months/Miles120/100,000120/100,000120/100,000
    Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles72/100,00072/100,00072/100,000
    Roadside Assistance Months/Miles24/100,00024/100,00024/100,000
    Maintenance Months/Miles24/24,00024/24,00024/24,000
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Safety Rating

Below is the 1996 Volkswagen Passat safety rating information and crash results as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The ratings are based on a star system and can vary by style.
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  Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Specs section.

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