1999 Volkswagen Passat Review & Ratings | Automotive.com

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1999 Volkswagen Passat

An Audi in an inexpensive costume.

by Automotive on 8/2/1999


The Volkswagen Passat provides a family car that has been in since 1973. It sells a number of names, including the Magotan, Carat, Corsar, and The 1999 Volkswagen Passat has its fifth generation.

Each generation carries the internal B1, B2, and so forth. Therefore, the 1999 Passat falls into the B5

The Range

Body Styles: five-door wagon

What’s New

The Volkswagen Passat promised drive, but the Synchro all-wheel option got cancelled for all models. The car in two trim levels for this the base GLS and the top-end GLX.

The 1999 Volkswagen Passat on the B5 platform, which it also with the first-generation Audi A4. The of the car represents a new design concept for the that launched in 1997. The car smooth lines and underpinnings with heavily racked to keep the drag coefficient as low as

The 1999 Volkswagen Passat has a independent four-link suspension and a torsion beam for the front-wheel-drive It has won several awards over the of its production.


The interior one of the best parts of the 1999 Passat. The automaker seldom wrong in designing the interior for its and does not go wrong with the The interior seems spacious for adults, and even tall have no trouble inside for the lack of headroom.

Nevertheless, legroom abounds for

The trunk space looks as expected, and entry and exit effortless, to say the least. The dashboard of the looks a lot like that of an with its combination of gauges and of controls, except for the fact the controls look simpler and the legible.

The Passat has a strong presence, when driven along the roads. The overall fit and finish good, although the décor a little too drab. Nevertheless, it no low-budget components.

The GLX and GLS V6 feature wood trim. The overall and materials used in them those of costly automobiles.


The 1999 Volkswagen comes with two different under the hood, depending on the chosen. The GLS V6 and GLX models get a 2.8-liter V-6 that delivers 190 horsepower and 206 of torque. The base model a 1.8-liter, turbocharged I-4 engine delivers 150 horsepower and 155 lb-ft of

No matter the trim level, the of the 1999 Volkswagen Passat out most of the bumps and dips on the Of course, the GLX model rides firmly, but the ride does not get too for comfort.

The turbocharged engine quiet and free of turbo but only with the manual If the engine combines with the transmission, it fails to deliver the required for quick passes and up long and steep grades.


The 1999 Volkswagen includes anti-lock brakes, front side airbags, and traction control as standard features. It receives perfect ratings for driver and passenger in frontal-impact tests conducted by the

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