2009 VW Passat Owners Manual – For those who favor luxury interior materials and urbane road manners to V6 strength, they should pick the 2009 VW Passat that is now offered only in four-cylinder turbocharged displacement. It comes with brisk turbocharged engine, chic interior arrangements, excellent balance of handling and ride comfort, available hatchback body style. Drawbacks include expensive 4-cylinder model, high road noise, unavailable V6 engine, and absent some general options.
2009 VW Passat Features
Komfort is the only available trim level. The sedan comes standard with heated windshield washer nozzles, 17-inch alloy wheels, air-conditioning, a sunroof, a multifunction leather-covered steering wheel, heated power front seats, quality leatherette vinyl seat cover, satellite radio and an eight-speaker sound system. All of the sedan’s standard features are available on the hatchback plus chrome roof rails. An iPod adapter, sportier 17-inch alloy wheels, a USB port, and touchscreen navigation system with 20GB hard drive storage, and an iPod interface are optional.
2009 VW Passat Powertrains
A 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine is available for the front-wheel-drive model delivering 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque mated with standard manual shift control and a 6-speed automatic transmission. The 2009 VW Passat can accelerate to 60 mph from zero in 7.7 seconds for a 2.0-liter engine equipped Passat sedan. The sedan returns 29 mpg highway, 19 mpg city and 23 mpg combined EPA estimated fuel economy while the hatchback returns 28 mpg highways, 19 city and 22 combined.
2009 VW Passat Interior
One of VW Passat high points is the calm and upscale cabin with awesome fit and finish. All the dials feel precise. It offers premium interior materials quality better than most family sedans in this luxury entry-level category. The 2009 VW Passat has 14.2 cubic feet cargo capacity and 72.6 cubic feet with the second row seats folded down and 35.8 cubic feet of cargo space with the second-row unfolded.