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Volkswagen Passat Model Years


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When the Volkswagen Passat first appeared in 1973, It offered sedan buyers a unique mix of luxury and value in a distinctly German-flavored wrapper. Since then, the Passat has slowly evolved over the years and the 2013 Passat promises to continue this long tradition.

Redesigned last year, the five passenger 2013 Volkswagen Passat competes with rivals such as the Honda Accord, Kia Optima and Toyota Camry in the heated large family sedan segment. While the Passat's rather conservative exterior styling may not be as visually exciting as some competitors, its wide range of powertrains, features and pricing make up for this deficit and should appeal to a wide range of consumer tastes.

Volkswagen Passat Generations

2012 - 2014 Volkswagen Passat

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The fourth-generation Passat hit dealers in 2012, and it included a front-to-back revision of the body, giving the sedan a more up-to-date and elegant look. The Passat received some under-hood updates as well, including a new 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower and 177 pound-feet of torque as standard. Two new, optional engines were a 2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine with 140 horses and 236 pound-feet of torque, and a 3.6-liter V6 with 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque.

See Year: 2012 - 2013 - 2014

2006 - 2010 Volkswagen Passat

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The third generation Passat, otherwise known as the Mk3, features a dramatically redesigned body. It is available in sedan and wagon form, offering Turbo, Komfort, Lux and VR6 trim levels.

See Year: 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 2010

1998 - 2005 Volkswagen Passat

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The Passat is built on the Audi A4 platform and shares its good looks. The '98 Passat sedan was available in comfortably equipped GLS and loaded GLX trims, with either a turbocharged 4-cylinder or gutsy V6 engine. For 2000, all-wheel drive was offered and the wagon - previously only available in base configuration - could be had with a full array of trim and engine choices. Styling was updated slightly in mid-year 2001, and the virile V8 engine became available for 2002.

See Year: 1998 - 1999 - 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005

1992 - 1997 Volkswagen Passat

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This generation Passat was available as a sedan only and had VW's signature boxy styling of the era. Roomy, well equipped and fun to drive, the Passat began to catch on with buyers in the mid-90s.

See Year: 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997

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