2006 VW Passat Owners Manual – As one of beloved midsize wagons and sedans the 2006 VW Passat has premium interior equipment, enjoyable-to-drive personality, and wide array of features. It comes with strong engines, awesome ride and steering dynamics, generous and high quality interior, available all-wheel drive, and brilliant build and materials quality. Unfortunately, compared to Japanese competitors, it has pricier V6 models.
2006 VW Passat Features
The Volkswagen Passat is available in midyear 2006 in four trim levels, the Value Edition, the 2.0T, the 3.6 4Motion and the 3.6. The base Value Edition features a adjustable steering wheel, 16-inch steel wheels, leatherette seat cover, air conditioning, cruise control, an eight-speaker audio system, power locks and windows, power heated mirrors, keyless entry, and a trip computer. The 3.6 4Motion range topper comes standard with all-wheel drive. A sunroof, a better Dynaudio audio system, leather seat cover, and a navigation system are optional. A sport-tweaked suspension, 18-inch wheels, adaptive bi-HID headlights, power 12-way front seats, dual-zone automatic climate control, and aluminum or wood interior trim are optional for the 3.6 model.
2006 VW Passat Powertrains
A 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder is standard on 2006 VW Passat 2.0T and Value Edition models generating 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque mated with either a 6-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission or a 6-speed manual. A 3.6-liter V6 is available for the 3.6 models delivering 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque mated with the automatic transmission. Front-wheel drive is standard across the board while all-wheel drive is standard for the 3.6 4Motion.
2006 VW Passat Interior
The Passat’s interior feels luxurious and appealing as well as comfortable and first class even at the Value Edition trim level. It has a more spacious cabin and passenger at the back seat can get additional legroom 2.4 inches. A more compact rear suspension design allows for more usable space in the trunk though with 14.2 cubic foot slightly smaller than the previous Volkswagen car. 2006 VW Passat offers high quality interior build and materials.