...a telescoping steering wheel and an updated center console with a wider front armrest, two integrated cupholders and a compartmentalized storage area. The backseat also receives an integrated armrest with a cupholder and additional storage. Of course, the Passat already offered an impressive list of standard features. Items like air conditioning, cruise control, one-touch power windows, power locks, remote keyless entry, remote trunk release, full-size spare tire, side airbags and heated exterior mirrors are on the base GLS models. GLX trim adds the V6 engine, sunroof, heated front seats with...
...A mix of striking blue lighting for the gauges and harsh red lighting for the stereo and climate systems illuminates the dashboard. Under the Hood The standard engine on the GLS model is a turbocharged, 1.8-liter four-cylinder with 150 horsepower. Standard on the GLX and optional on the GLS is a 2.8-liter V-6 with 190 hp. Both engines are used by Audi and are available with a five-speed manual or five-speed automatic transmission. The 4Motion all-wheel-drive system is optional on models with the V-6 and automatic transmission. Driving Impressions The Passat has more room than some midsize...
...while an automatic transmission with the Tiptronic manual shift feature was available as an option.Standard equipment for the Passat included air conditioning, power windows, power door locks, anti-lock brakes, traction control, cruise control, front and side airbags for the driver and passenger, a keyless entry system, daytime running lights, and an anti-theft alarm system. The GLX package added a sunroof and leather seats (powered in the front), among other features. A new side curtain airbag system was added in 2001 as a standard feature, while VW's all-wheel-drive system, called 4MOTION...
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