2008 VW Passat Owners Manual – The 2008 VW Passat is sedan and hatchback from the German carmaker that come with superbly furnished cabins and their European road behavior. But, compared to Japanese-brand competitors, the midsize VW is a bit too expensive for budget-minded shoppers. It offers fair ride and behavior, plenty power with whichever engine, stylish cabin with very good fit and finish, roomy seating for all, and existing all-wheel drive. Unfortunately, it has expensive four-cylinder and V6 engine, deprived fuel economy on 4Motion models and too much road noise with either 18- or 17-inch wheels.
2008 VW Passat Features
There are 4 trim levels available, the Turbo, the Komfort, the Lux and the VR6. 4Motion all-wheel-drive configuration and Front-wheel-drive is available for the VR6 sedans. The VR6 hatchback comes standard with 4Motion. The base 2008 VW Passat Turbo model features standard leatherette upholstery, 16-inch alloy wheels, an electric driver seat, air-conditioning, an adjustable steering wheel, cruise control, heated outside mirrors, full power accessories, backseat sunshades and a trip computer. iPod integration and heated front seats are optional. The higher trim levels come standard with 18-inch wheels, a sunroof, satellite radio, front double-blade sun visors, better interior lighting, a premium Dynaudio sound system adaptive bi-xenon headlights, a heated power front-passenger seat, leather upholstery, driver- seat memory, automatic dual-zone climate control, forward and backward parking sensors, and sport seats.
2008 VW Passat Performance
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine is standard on Komfort, Turbo, and Lux models generating 200 horsepower and 207 lb-ft of torque. A 6-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission is available on Base Turbo models while the Komfort and Lux get standard automatic. A six-speed automatic and 3.6-liter V6 is standard on VR6 models delivering 280 horsepower and 265 pound-feet of torque. It can reach 60 mph from zero in 7.7 seconds for the automatic 2.0-liter turbo. The manual four-cylinder turbo 2008 VW Passat returns 29 mpg highway and 21 mpg city Fuel economy.