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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