2006 Volkswagen Passat Review – Sedan – CNET Reviews

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The good: The Volkswagen Passat offers a GPS navigation system and an excellent sound system. The available V-6 with direct fuel offers impressive power mated to the six-speed automatic, the car a sound LEV-II emissions

The bad: Cell phone isn’t even an option on the Volkswagen Passat, and it won’t MP3 CDs in its changer or offer a place to in an MP3 player. When optioned the V-6 model gets pretty for a Volkswagen.

The bottom line: The Volkswagen Passat hits well in a number of tech with an innovative power safety equipment that active headlights, and a very sound system. But the car just play with the gadgets in life.

The 2006 Volkswagen is a substantial update on the previous model. It is slightly larger and a platform with the Jetta, as to the Audi A4 and its 2005 model. The new allows for transverse engine which the Passat takes of.

Our test car came with newest ultracompact narrow-angle VR6 with a 3.6-liter displacement and 280 The base-model four-cylinder is the 2.0-liter, turbo.

In turbo, four-cylinder Edition trim, the 2006 Passat is aimed at the middle of the sedan market, offering and an engaging driving experience with a more sophisticated as its competitive edge. The V-6-equipped with its 280 horsepower and upscale packages, takes a stab at the segment. Although an impressive system and GPS navigation can be had as options, the doesn’t include any cell integration or accommodation for MP3 players.

Our car had the V-6 and a six-speed Tiptronic automatic, the transmission choice, and is available for a price of $29,950. But add the $5,550 #2 Sport with leather sports seats; a leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddles and multifunction controls; wipers; heated front dual-zone automatic climate bi-Xenon headlights with the Front Lighting System; the audio system; park control; another $1,800 for the DVD navigation system and glove-box-mounted changer; and the $615 destination and that’s $37,915 worth of That’s a lot for a Volkswagen–but a lot of Volkswagen and considerably less than the German luxury-brand luxury

Although some road enters the cabin, the new 2006 Passat‘s sleek lines contribute to its interior by reducing wind noise. The car has in all dimensions since the 2005 but more in length and width height, so it has longer, leaner suggestive of Volkswagen’s ultrapremium The front end features a new chrome undercutting the grille, which somewhat like a goatee.

The Volkswagen Passat comes a collapsible umbrella stored in the door. Perhaps it’s but it’s undeniably useful. The new dashboard uses a floating a clever illusion produced by a separation and color change the top and the bottom.

Instead of a traditional key, the fob, which incorporates the remote-unlock, and trunk-release functions, into a receptacle in the dash. The car is by pushing the fob in and holding it, and it’s off the same way. The instruments, blue and red lighting for night are easy to read.

As an unexpected both the console box and the glove box are and air conditioned. As in many luxury the parking brake is actuated from a button on the dash.

We the bright LCD and the simple navigation for the various car functions.

High-quality sport seats are part of the Sport Package #2 with our test car was equipped, and the rear has noticeably more legroom in earlier Passats. Cavernous is an description of the trunk.

The 2006 Volkswagen Passat’s system, with its bright gets high marks for Destination entry is by direct entry or by a location on the map, and it is to get directions to various secondary near the primary destination. context-sensitive keys next to the facilitate its use.

When a is chosen, directions are read the audio system and displayed not via a highlighted route on the map but also on the Information System (VIS) screen between the tach and the directly in front of the driver. The controlled from buttons on the steering-wheel spoke, controls and information on fuel economy, compass data, and vehicle-convenience When nav-system route is in effect, the regular VIS functions are

The Passat’s fob doesn’t use a key. pushing the fob into a hole in the starts the car.

With the Volkswagen Passat‘s system installed, the optional CD is used for audio entertainment. It too is simply and logically by the context-sensitive to the side of the screen. We had no problem standard CDs or CD-Rs, but, the standard CD player, it wouldn’t MP3 CDs.

The sound quality the optional 600-watt, 10-speaker system is very good. radio, either XM or Sirius, is in V-6 Passats but was lacking from our example.

The 2006 Volkswagen has not only gone upscale in and appointment but also has advanced in the chassis and engine departments–not the previous generation was deficient. materials and improved design result in reduced weight and strength, rigidity, and crashworthiness for the structure in comparison with the old

The suspension has also been with MacPherson struts in and the old rear torsion-beam axle by an independent four-link setup. similar in design to the 2006 Jetta’s suspension, the Passat’s more aluminum for reduced weight and improved response. It isolates the occupants from shocks to a higher degree, to its more upscale position.

is very good on the 2006 Passat, aided by the electromechanically steering, which dispenses fluid and sets the car up for inclusion of steering and lane-departure systems in the The steering has a light touch at speeds, with more appropriately at higher velocities. On the the Passat is far more fun to drive many of the competitive midsize and gives the luxury marques

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