2023 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual

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2023 Volkswagen Passat Owner's Manual

The eighth-generation Volkswagen Passat was introduced to the U.S. market in 2015 and has undergone two major restyling updates in eight years: the first update was in 2019 and affected mainly the exterior design, while the second restyling in 2020 included changes to the interior and updated security and multimedia systems.

According to sales statistics and the model’s popularity, the Passat B8 leaves no chance to competitors in its class, confidently winning the trust of motorists around the world. The main rivals for leadership in the segment are Ford Mondeo, Toyota Camry and Mazda 6.

On this page you can view the 2023 Volkswagen Passat owner’s manual online or download it to your computer or smartphone.

As is typical for all German cars, the Passat was offered in many configurations, with a wide range of diesel and gasoline engines. Today, the 2023 Volkswagen Passat is equipped with two time-tested powerful gasoline turbo engines of 1.8 liters (180 hp) and 2.0 liters (220 hp).

The model is available in three main configurations: Elegance; Executive; Premium. Depending on the configuration, not only the bumper and wheel diameter may differ, but also the dashboard, headlights, and the shape of the air intakes.

The latest restyling adds front adaptive LED optics that illuminate corners and automatically switch between low and high beams as needed. Adding to this is a new liquid crystal instrument cluster and an 8-inch touchscreen display with a multimedia system and the ability to connect to your phone.

The safety systems of the updated Passat have been replenished with adaptive cruise control, surround view cameras and lane control and blind spot monitoring.

2023 Volkswagen Passat Specs

The Volkswagen Passat B8 is built on the MQB modular platform with fully independent suspension on the front and rear axles, which has been characterized by sufficient reliability and durability of the structure during the model’s production period. All engines of the vehicle are paired with a robotic preselective 7-speed DSG DQ 200 automatic transmission with wet clutch.

The body of the model is fully galvanized, made of high-strength steel with partial use of aluminum, which made it possible to reduce the total weight of the car by 65 kg compared to its predecessor. The interior of the car continues the overall style of the brand: straight lines, wood trim, soft plastic (even on the doors) and a comfortable steering wheel covered with pleasant leather.

Depending on the equipment level, it is possible to install ergoComfort seats, which, in addition to electric adjustment and memory, also offer the owner a massage in the lumbar region. Rear passengers are not deprived of legroom and headroom. In general, the car’s interior is quite spacious and comfortable. The luggage compartment volume is 650 liters, and with the rear seats folded, all 1750 liters of useful space are available.

2023 Volkswagen Passat Features

The fully galvanized body of the car makes it possible to operate without problems in difficult conditions. The VAG automaker provides a 12-year warranty for the absence of through corrosion of the car.

The Passat B8 was designed for use on roads with an adequate level of asphalt quality, the front suspension is made in the form of a classic MacPherson, and the rear axle has a more complex multi-link design, so when driving on a road with poor surface, it may seem a little stiff.

The latest update of the model has eliminated all the shortcomings of previous generations, and the DSG robotic transmission, which is known to all Volkswagen owners. To maintain it in good condition, it is necessary to replace the oil every 30-40 thousand kilometers and periodically diagnose for malfunctions to eliminate them as soon as possible.

2023 Volkswagen Passat Maintenance

Regulation of maintenance of other components and assemblies:

  • 1. Replacing air filters (every 15 thousand kilometers)
  • 2. Change the engine oil and oil filter (every 6-8 thousand kilometers)
  • 3. Change the coolant (every 60 thousand kilometers)
  • 4. Checking electronic systems (every 15 thousand km)
  • 5. Replacing spark plugs (every 60 thousand km)
  • 6. Replacing the timing belt kit (every 120 thousand kilometers)

Summarizing, we can say that the eighth generation Volkswagen Passat is a fairly reliable car. The company’s designers have done a lot of work to eliminate all possible shortcomings from the moment the model entered the market to the present day.

With its excellent handling, modern design and advanced equipment, the model remains relevant both for new car enthusiasts and retains liquidity in the secondary market.

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