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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$29,995
Invoice
$28,765
Average Price Paid
$27,537
643 listings nationwide

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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
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2.0T R-Line FWD
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Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$28,763
1 listings nationwide

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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$67,370
2 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Stephen Edelstein Test Drive Review:

Despite its German branding, the 2021 Volkswagen Passat is an All-American midsize sedan. It was developed specifically for the United States market, and it’s built in Chattanooga, Ten...

2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

Just three years after it was introduced in the U.S., the Volkswagen Phaeton was phased out, with 2006 being its last year on sale. For its final year, the Phaeton's 6.0-liter 12-cylin...

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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 6
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 7
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7
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User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
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2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
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pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Auto — This is really a Bentley (which VW owns, also Audi). It is the same as a Bentley Sport or an Audi A8...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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pragmatic 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Great Car, But Not For Mostly Local Driving. Need An "in-town" Car — Pure, unadulterated luxury. Like flying First Class rather than Coach. This is essentially the same...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Anagreg 2006 Volkswagen Phaeton V8 4dr Sedan AWDReview:

Lux — The best and most luxurious car I've ever owned! Veery luxurious, very nice and stylish! Beautiful ...

Primary Use: Family transportation

Specs

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
24 MPG
14 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
36 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 23 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
335 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
317 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
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Displacement
2,000 cc
4,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Rear Side Airbags -- Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Leather Seats -- Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer -- Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats -- Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 41.7 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 43.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 13 cu ft
Maximum Payload 948 lbs 944 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.6 in 203.7 in
Width 72.6 in 74.9 in
Height 58.7 in 57.1 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 118.1 in

Available Options

2021 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Red Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic
2006 Volkswagen Phaeton
V8 4dr Sedan AWD

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