2002 Volkswagen Passat Review By Jim Flammang — Volkswagen Passat sedan II

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Volkswagen Passat sedan II

Summary

By Jim Flammang

Redesigned the 2001 model year, the version of Volkswagen#146;s midsize and wagon went on sale in 2001 as a 2001.5 model. To its marketing position, VW refers to the 2001.5 model as the New Passat. for the addition of a premium CD/cassette and an escape handle in the trunk, are few for the 2002 model year.

At a the Passat doesn#146;t look different than the old one. a Volkswagen engineer touted 2,300 changes to the new model, with its 1997 #150; predecessor, though most of the are subtle. The Passat is #147;the car has paved the way for our re-emergence in North says Frank Maguire, vice president of sales and It#146;s one of the company#146;s #147;family-size with attitude and flair.#148; than 80,000 Passats sold in the United States 2000.

Built as a front-drive model, the also comes with all-wheel drive, which was during the 2000 model Three Passat versions are the GLS 1.8T (turbo), GLS V6 and upscale

Late in 2001, Volkswagen is to introduce a Passat W8, which at the 2001 Geneva Motor with an eight-cylinder engine. of a developing modular #147;W#148; coupling two four-cylinder engines the W-8 power plant.

Exterior

it is similar in appearance to the previous Volkswagen asserts that all of the Passat#146;s body is fresh. the roof and doors were The grille is more sharply and integrated into the front than the one in the prior Passat. accents were added to surrounds and side strips.

Body-colored bumpers have a lower section, and the black contains a pronounced center Halogen projector-lens fog lamps are into the front bumper. shaped taillamps are fully encompassing two small round

The four-door sedan has 15 cubic of trunk capacity, helped by a hinge. Torsional rigidity of the structure has been increased by 10 Standard steel wheels on GLS hold 15-inch tires, and wheels are optional. The GLX edition 16-inch tires on seven-spoke wheels.


Interior

Five fit inside the Passat, with seats up front and a benchlike folding rear seat. equipped with 4Motion, the has a folding armrest with a provision.

Gauges have brushed accents and the familiar Volkswagen lighting at night. A new console adjustable-size cupholders and a compartmented area. An Immobilizer II anti-theft prevents start-up unless a coded key is used.

Standard GLS includes air conditioning, cruise central door locking an automatic-lock feature, an eight-speaker stereo system, a four-spoke steering wheel on a telescoping power windows and mirrors, and seat upholstery.

The GLX gets tires, leather upholstery, wood interior trim, temperature control, heated power seats, a power HomeLink transmitter system and an Monsoon sound system. The GLX mirror automatically tilts when backing up, and a rain-sensor wiper system is installed.

the Hood

Two engines and two transmissions are Volkswagen#146;s turbocharged, 1.8-liter which has been boosted 150 to 170 horsepower, goes into the GLS The GLS V6 and GLX carry a 190-hp, 2.8-liter V-6 variable valve intake Both engines require fuel.

Volkswagen Passat sedan II

A five-speed-manual transmission is standard, and the five-speed automatic is equipped Tiptronic for manual gear A 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is with the V-6 engine only.

Six airbags are standard, all for front-occupant two standard airbags, two for side-impact and two curtain-type airbags. All-disc brakes, daytime running and child-seat tether anchorage for rear seating positions are Traction control is standard front-drive models.

Driving

Everything about the 2002 comes across as smooth and It is a supreme road car and one of the smoothest-riding in its league. Though taut, the suspension absorbs moderate handily, with no sense of even when the going rough.

The V-6 engine is exceptionally quiet, and it more than ample Automatic-transmission response is crisp and with only a moment#146;s between gear changes. four-cylinder engine is more during hard acceleration and some lack of push at low speeds; but otherwise, it#146;s as as many V-6s. The clutch well with the easy-shifting transmission, which has short between gears.

Steering a moderate touch and excellent the Passat is just a trifle to respond at times. Hanging in curves, with a tenacious on the pavement, the sedan displays body lean.

Seats are comfortable and well contoured, cushioning that invites the to stay a while. Space is up front and in the rear, and even the rear position isn#146;t bad on the seat. Leather upholstery in the GLX is simply luscious, featuring stitching. In fact, every of the Passat#146;s assembly comes as A-1.

Reported by Jim Flammang for cars.com

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