VW Passat B7 Owner's Manual

VW Passat B7 Owner's Manual
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The world-famous Volkswagen Passat B7 sedan is one of the classic German car types, which is distinguished by such characteristics as: simplicity, accuracy, thoughtfulness, safety, and economy. There are 17 different modifications of the Passat B7, depending on the engine and gearbox – we will discuss them in detail below.

Main differences from the previous generation

Passat is one of the most durable and popular sedans that has been in production for over 40 years. Each generation of the model has its own innovations and changes. Passat B7 in comparison with the previous generation received the following changes:

• The wheelbase has become longer by 4 mm;
• New body elements;
• Updated grille;
• More advanced optics that last longer and more efficiently;
• Possibility of contactless trunk opening;
• Additional electronic assistants.

The interior pleases with better trim, but the technical side of the car has received practically no changes.


All available engines have turbines, which are recommended to be serviced on time – then they will please with durability and reliability. You can choose from the following engines:

1. Gasoline 1.4 liters = 122 horsepower.
2. Gasoline 1.8 liters = 152 horsepower.
3. Gasoline 2.0 liters = 210 horsepower.
4. Diesel 2.0 liters = 170 horsepower.
The second option has become the most popular. It is the most durable. All engines have direct injection, which has a positive effect on fuel consumption. The gearbox is available in a mechanical version (6 steps) and a 7-band DSG. Depending on the power unit, fuel consumption varies markedly. The smallest is 5.5 liters per 100 km on the highway and 8 liters per 100 km in city driving.


Volkswagen Passat B7 is a good, high-quality and safe car for daily driving. It is purchased by family people, businessmen. The appearance is quite neat and modern. Among the main competitors are: Volvo s60, Volvo v80, Honda Accord, Mazda 6, Toyota Avensis.

Other owner’s manuals

You can also view or download in PDF owner’s manuals for other generations of the Volkswagen Passat – VW Passat B9 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B8 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B7 Owner’s Manual, VW Passat B6 Owner’s Manual.

Volkswagen Passat B7 Overview

The Volkswagen Passat B7 is a mid-size sedan produced by Volkswagen. It offers a comfortable and spacious ride with a range of engine options to suit various preferences.


  • Dimensions (Min-Max):
    • Length: Approximately 4765 – 4774 mm
    • Width: Approximately 1820 – 1826 mm
    • Height: Approximately 1456 – 1483 mm
  • Curb Weight: Approximately 1,393 – 1,611 kg
  • Wheel Size: 16 – 18 inches
  • Model Variations: S, SE, SEL
  • Engine Options:
    • 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder
    • 2.0L TDI Diesel 4-cylinder
    • 3.6L VR6 6-cylinder
  • Engine Power:
    • 90 – 220 kilowatts (kW)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: Approximately 70 liters (L)

What’s New

  • Refreshed exterior design with a modern look
  • Improved interior materials and features
  • Enhanced fuel efficiency and reduced emissions


  • Toyota Camry
  • Honda Accord
  • Ford Fusion
  • Mazda6


  • Tire Replacement: Typically every 48,000 – 64,000 kilometers (km)
  • Battery Replacement: Usually every 4-6 years (years)
  • Oil and Filter Change: Recommended every 10,000 – 15,000 kilometers (km)
  • Common Check Engine Light Causes:
    • Malfunctioning oxygen sensor
    • Loose gas cap
    • Issues with ignition coils or spark plugs
    • Mass airflow sensor problems
    • Catalytic converter issues

Common Breakdown Causes

  • Transmission problems
  • Electrical system issues
  • Suspension and steering problems
  • Brake system issues
  • Cooling system and radiator problems