VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual

VW Passat B8 Owner's Manual
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The Volkswagen Passat B8 class D sedan has been produced since 2014, and during this time it has won the hearts of many fans of the brand. In general, when compared with previous generations of the model, the new Passat does not have a single body part in common with its predecessors. At the same time, even from afar, the outlines make it clear that this is exactly a Volkswagen: stylish, powerful and ergonomic.

Comfortable interior and electronic assistants

If we talk about the interior of the Passat B8, then fans of the model will like it, but those motorists who have not previously owned a Volkswagen may have questions. Here everything is as simple and restrained as possible. The main changes compared to the previous generation are:
• Instrument panel with a diagonal of 12.3 inches with interactive control;
• Retractable Head-Up panel to assist the driver while driving – this panel displays navigation tips, current speed and other important information.

The Passat B8 will also please with a large number of electronic assistants that you rarely find in similar sedans of the same price category. Volkswagen, as usual, pleases in this area. Among these support systems you will receive:
• Adaptive cruise control;
• Intelligent optics;
• Emergency braking system;
• Control of blind zones;
• Control of keeping the car in your lane;
• Adaptive chassis;
• Circular video cameras;
• And so on.


When it comes to engine choices, the new Passat pleases with the following palette:
1. Gasoline 1.4 liters = 150 horsepower.
2. Gasoline 1.8 liters = 180 horsepower.
3. Gasoline 2.0 liters = 220 horsepower.
4. Diesel 2.0 liters = 150 horsepower.

There is also a good selection of gearboxes: 6-speed manual and 7-speed DSG, both available on different model variants, with different engines.

Brief summary

The modern Volkswagen Passat B8 is a very high-quality and reliable car. An executive sedan that pleases with a huge selection of features aimed at convenience and safety. The closest competitors of the model are: Toyota Camry, Mazda 6, Skoda Superb, Peugeot 508.

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 B8 Overview

The Volkswagen Passat B8 is a mid-size sedan produced by Volkswagen. It offers a combination of comfort, performance, and advanced technology, making it a popular choice in its segment.


  • Dimensions (Min-Max):
    • Length: Approximately 4767 – 4775 millimeters
    • Width: Approximately 1832 – 1835 mm
    • Height: Approximately 1456 – 1481 mm
  • Curb Weight: Approximately 1,408 – 1,672 kilograms
  • Wheel Size: 16 – 19 inches
  • Model Variations: S, SE, SEL
  • Engine Options:
    • 1.4L TSI 4-cylinder
    • 2.0L TDI Diesel 4-cylinder
    • 2.0L TSI 4-cylinder
  • Engine Power:
    • 110 – 206 kilowatts (kW)
  • Fuel Tank Capacity: Approximately 66 – 70 liters (L)

What’s New

  • Updated design with a sleeker appearance
  • Advanced safety features, including adaptive cruise control
  • Improved 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