2005 Volkswagen Passat

2005 Volkswagen Passat Review Summaries

What reviewers liked most about the Volkswagen Passat

  • High quality materials that would not be out of place in a Mercedes.

    - Automobile
  • Handling in both sedan and wagon is tight and pleasing on both the highway and the back roads.

    - AutoWeb
  • Highway miles slip by in near silence at 70 mph.

    - Car and Driver
  • Remarkable attention to detail in the quality of construction and roomy interior.

    - Cars.com
  • Way-cool purple/red instrument cluster, which minimizes eye fatigue and looks great to boot

    - Edmunds.com
  • We like the eager feel of the 1.8T engine.

    - New Car Test Drive

What reviewers liked least about the Volkswagen Passat

  • Stereo controls were on the small side and hard to operate without taking your eyes off of the road.

    - Edmunds.com
  • Seat-recline knobs nearly impossible to reach.

    - USA Today

Volkswagen Passat Comparisons

  • More stylish than [Honda] Accord or [Toyota] Camry.

    - Automobile
  • 4Motion [all-wheel-drive] is identical to [Audi's] quattro.

    - AutoWeek
  • With the seats up, [the Passat wagon] matches the Taurus [wagon's] 39 cubic feet of cargo capacity.

    - Car and Driver

Best one-liner about the Volkswagen Passat

  • You won't believe it's a Volkswagen if your last experience with the marque was that beat-up Rabbit you drove fifteen years ago.

    - New Car Test Drive
  • It's comfy as a swaddled infant at [high] speeds.

    - USA Today

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