Volkswagen
Passat
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1997 Volkswagen Passat Specs & Safety

The table below shows all 1997 Volkswagen Passat specs by style, including MPG (fuel economy), transmission details, and interior and exterior dimensions. Additionally, find 1997 Volkswagen Passat warranty and reliability information, such as limits on bumper-to-bumper coverage and major components.
MSRP *
$19,430
Invoice *
$17,498
Engine
1.9L I-4 90 HP 149.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,900 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Fuel Economy City
38.0 mpg
Fuel Economy Hwy
47.0 mpg
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24/24,000
Engine
1.9L I-4 90 HP 149.0 ft.lbs. @ 1,900 rpm
Transmission
5-spd man w/OD
Alternator
120 amp
Battery
72 amp
Axle Ratio
3.39
Recommended Fuel Type
diesel
Fuel Tank
18.5 gal.
Exhaust
non stainless steel
Drive Type
front-wheel
Front Suspension
strut
Front Anti-Roll Bar
front anti-roll bar
Front Springs
coil
Rear Suspension
independent torsion beam beam
Rear Anti-Roll Bar
rear anti-roll bar
Rear Springs
coil
Steering
rack & pinion
Brakes
4-wheel disc
Vented Disc Brakes
front
Wheels
14.0 " steel
Front Tires
P195/60HR14.0BSW AS
Spare Tire and Wheel
compact steel
Seating Capacity
5
Front Seat Type
bucket
Front Headrests
adjustable w/tilt
Front Armrests
center w/storage
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
6-way
Rear Seats
60-40 bench
Rear Headrests
adjustable
Rear Armrests
center
Seat Trim
premium cloth
Door Trim
cloth w/carpet lower
Headliner
full cloth
Floor Trim
carpet
Sunroof
power
Vanity Mirrors
dual illuminated
Rearview Mirror
day-night
Dome Light
fade
Reading Lights
front & rear
Floor Console
full
Cup Holder
front and rear
Seatback Storage
2
Door Bins
dual
Rear Door Bins
rear door bins
Cargo Floor Trim
carpeted
Trunk Lid Trim
carpet
Cargo Light
cargo light
Front Air Conditioning
manual
Air Filter
air filter
Rear Heat Ducts
underseat ducts
Radio
premium AM/FM stereo, seek-scan
CD
compatible / trunk/cargo area mounted 6-disc
Speakers
8
Radio Theft Deterrent
radio theft deterrent
Antenna
fixed
Cruise Control
cruise control
Door Locks
power with 2 stage unlock
Trunk/Hatch/Door Release
power
Rear Child Safety Door Locks
rear child safety door locks
Fuel Filler Door Release
fuel filler door release
Power Outlets
1
Driver Foot Rest
driver foot rest
Instrument Display
analog
Tachometer
tachometer
Water Temp Gauge
engine temperature gauge
Clock
in-dash
Trip Odometer
trip odometer
Steering Wheel
tilt
Front Windows
power
Rear Windows
power
1-Touch Open
front and rear
Tinted Windows
light
Front Windshield Wipers
variable intermittent
Rear Defroster
rear defroster
Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
4-wheel anti-lock brakes (ABS)
Daytime Running Lights
daytime running lights
Center High Mounted Stop Light
center high mounted stop light
Front Impact Airbags
driver and passenger
Seatbelt Pretensioners
front
Ignition Disable
immobilizer
Security System
security system
Door Count
4 doors
Maximum Cargo Volume
14.4 cu.ft.
Exterior Length
181.5 "
Exterior Width
67.5 "
Exterior Height
56.4 "
Wheelbase
103 "
Front Tread
58 "
Rear Tread
56 "
Turning Radius
17.7 '
Curb Weight
3,009 lbs.
Drag Coefficient
.31
Front Legroom
45.1 "
Rear Legroom
37.0 "
Front Headroom
39.3 "
Rear Headroom
36.6 "
Front Shoulder Room
55.0 "
Rear Shoulder Room
54.0 "
Passenger Volume
99 cu.ft.
Interior Cargo Volume
14.4 cu.ft.
Rear Spoiler
lip
Bumpers
body-colored
Bodyside Moldings
body-colored
Grille Moldings
black
Paint
monotone
Exterior Mirrors
dual power remote heated
Bumper to Bumper Months/Miles
24/24,000
Major Components Months/Miles
120/100,000
Corrosion Perforation Months/Miles
72/unlimited
Roadside Assistance Months/Miles
24/unlimited
Maintenance Months/Miles
24/24,000
Accessories Months/Miles
96/80,000

Safety Ratings

Below is the 1997 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.

Style
Frontal Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Frontal Rating:

5% or less chance of injury

6% to 10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 25% or less chance of injury

26% or greater chance of injury

Side Rating

NHTSA rates vehicles on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Side Rating:

10% or less chance of injury

11% to 20% or less chance of injury

21% to 35% or less chance of injury

36% to 45% or less chance of injury

46% or greater chance of injury

Safety data is not currently available from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. For a list of safety-related features, please check the Safety section.

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