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Compare Volkswagen Passat B5.5 Variant [1.8 T] vs Volkswagen Passat Variant B8 facelift [1.5 TSI]

Reviews

Neo score
68%
49%
Pros
  • Superb suspension setup in 4Motion models
  • Wonderful engines, including VR5, VR6, and W8
  • Clean, classic styling
  • No bullshit
  • Low fuel consumption
  • Decent handling
Cons
  • Semi-independent suspension for FWD models
  • Only available with small engines
  • Stuck with MacPherson struts in the front

Price

Offers (incl. referral links)

Variants

1.8 T
1.8 T AT
1.9 TDI 100PS
1.9 TDI 100PS AT
1.9 TDI 130PS 4MOTION
1.9 TDI 130PS 5MT
1.9 TDI 130PS 6MT
1.9 TDI 130PS AT
2.0
2.3 VR5
2.3 VR5 4MOTION
2.3 VR5 AT
2.5 TDI 4MOTION
2.5 TDI 4MOTION AT
2.5 TDI AT
2.5 TDI V6
2.8 4MOTION
2.8 4MOTION AT
4.0 W8 4MOTION
4.0 W8 4MOTION AT
1.5 TSI
1.5 TSI DSG
1.6 TDI DSG
2.0 TDI 122 DSG
2.0 TDI 150
2.0 TDI 150 DSG
2.0 TDI 190 4MOTION DSG
2.0 TDI 190 DSG
2.0 TDI 200 4MOTION DSG
2.0 TDI 200 DSG
2.0 TDI 240 4MOTION DSG
2.0 TSI 190 DSG
2.0 TSI 272 4MOTION DSG
GTE

Capacity

Cargo Capacity
495 L / 17.5 cu-ft ~ 1600 L / 56.5 cu-ft
650 L / 23.0 cu-ft ~ 1780 L / 62.9 cu-ft
Coolant Capacity
7.0 L / 7.4 qt
Engine Oil Capacity
3.5 L / 3.7 qt
4.3 L / 4.5 qt
Fuel Capacity
62.0 L / 16.4 gal
66.0 L / 17.4 gal
Passengers
5
5
Payload
404 kg / 891 lbs
660 kg / 1455 lbs

Chassis

Brakes | Front
Ventilated discs
Ventilated discs
Brakes | Rear
Disc
Disc
Power Steering
Hydraulic Steering
Electric Steering
Suspension | Front
Multi-link
MacPherson strut
Suspension | Rear
Torsion beam semi-independent
Multi-link
Tire Size
195/65 R15
215/60 R16, 215/55 R17
Turning Circle
11.4 m / 37.4 ft
11.7 m / 38.4 ft

Construction

Body Style
5-door Station Wagon
5-door Station Wagon

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
145 mm / 5.7 in
Size | Height
1498 mm / 59.0 in
1516 mm / 59.7 in
Size | Length
4682 mm / 184.3 in
4773 mm / 187.9 in
Size | Width
1746 mm / 68.7 in
1832 mm / 72.1 in | 2083 mm / 82.0 in (mirror unfolded)
Track Width | Front
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
1578.0 mm / 62.1 in
Track Width | Rear
1515.0 mm / 59.6 in
1564.0 mm / 61.6 in
Weight
1596.0 kg / 3518.6 lbs
1390.0 kg / 3064.4 lbs
Wheel Size
6J x 15
6.5 J x 16, 7J x 17
Wheelbase
2703 mm / 106.4 in
2786 mm / 109.7 in

Performance

Acceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.4 sec
8.9 sec
Acceleration | 0 - 60 mph
8.9 sec
8.5 sec
CO2 Emission
206 g/km
120 ~ 125 g/km
Electric Range
66.0 km / 41.0 mi
Fuel Economy
8.6 L/100km / 27.4 MPG (combined) | 11.8 L/100km / 19.9 MPG (urban) | 6.8 L/100km / 34.6 MPG (highway)
5.3 L/100km / 44.4 MPG (combined) | 6.7 L/100km / 35.1 MPG (urban) | 4.5 L/100km / 52.3 MPG (highway)
Top Speed
214.0 km/h / 133.0 mph
214.0 km/h / 133.0 mph
Towing Capacity
650 kg / 1433 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1300 kg / 2866 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)
730 kg / 1609 lbs (w/o brakes) | 1900 kg / 4189 lbs (w/ brakes @ 8% gradient) | 1600 kg / 3527 lbs (w/ brakes @ 12% gradient)

Powertrain

Drivetrain Layout
Front-engine (longitudinal), Front-wheel drive
Front-engine (transverse), Front-wheel drive
Emission Standard
Euro 4
EURO 6d - TEMP - EVAP - ISC
Engine
AWT
DPCA
Engine | Bore
81.0 mm / 3.2 in
74.5 mm / 2.9 in
Engine | Compression Ratio
9.5:1
10.0:1
Engine | Displacement
1.8 L / 108.7 cu-in / 1781.0 cc
1.5 L / 91.4 cu-in / 1498.0 cc
Engine | Power
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5700 rpm
150.0 hp / 111.9 kW @ 5000-6000 rpm
Engine | Specific Output
84.2 hp/L / 1.4 hp/cu-in
100.1 hp/L / 1.6 hp/cu-in
Engine | Stroke
86.4 mm / 3.4 in
80.0 mm / 3.1 in
Engine | Torque
210 Nm / 154.9 lb-ft @ 1750 rpm
250 Nm / 184.4 lb-ft @ 1500-3500 rpm
Engine | Type
Turbocharged multi-port injected petrol inline-4 DOHC engine with 5 values per cylinder
Turbocharged direct-injected petrol inline-4 engine with 4 values per cylinder
Transmission | Gears
5-speed
6-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual
Manual

Production

Availability
2000 ~ 2005
2019
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