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1997 Passat GLX Wagon Specs

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1997 Passat GLX Wagon Specs

Section Opened 1997 Passat GLX Wagon Performance Hide
2,792 cc 2.8 liters 15° V 6 front transverse engine with 81 mm bore, 90.4 mm stroke, 10 compression ratio, cast iron block, light alloy head, double overhead cam, automatic valve adjustment and two valves per cylinder
Unleaded fuel
Fuel consumption: EPA urban (mpg): 18 and country/highway (mpg): 25
Fuel economy EPA highway (mpg): 25 and EPA city (mpg): 18
Multi-point injection full management control system fuel system
18.5 gallon main fuel tank
Power: 128 kW , 172 HP @ 5,800 rpm; 173 ft lb @ 4,200 rpm
Section Opened 1997 Passat GLX Wagon Handling & Brakes Hide
Four-wheel ABS
3.39:1 axle ratio
Four disc brakes including two ventilated discs
Electronic traction control via engine management
Immobilizer
Spacesaver steel rim internal spare wheel
Strut front suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs , torsion beam rear suspension independent with stabilizer bar and coil springs
Section Opened 1997 Passat GLX Wagon Exterior Hide
Body color medium body side molding
Body color impact absorbing front and rear bumpers
Coefficient of drag: 0.34
Day time running lights
Driver and passenger power heated body color door mirrors
External dimensions: overall length (inches): 181, overall width (inches): 67.5, overall height (inches): 58.7, ground clearance (inches): 4.4, wheelbase (inches): 103.3, front track (inches): 58.4, rear track (inches): 56.2 and curb to curb turning circle (feet): 38.2
Front fog lights
Twin complex surface lens halogen bulb headlights
Luxury trim leather on gearknob and leather on shift lever skirt
Gloss paint , black paint , metallic paint
Fixed rear window with defogger and intermittent
Roof rails
Tinted glass
Weights: curb weight (lbs) 3,175, gross trailer weight braked (lbs) 0 and gross trailer weight unbraked (lbs) 0
Two-speed windshield wipers with variable intermittent wipe
Section Opened 1997 Passat GLX Wagon Interior Hide
CFC free liquid air conditioning
Roof antenna
Illuminated front ashtray , rear ashtray
Audio anti-theft protection: integrated in dash
Manufacturer's own stereo 20 watts/channel two-band audio system with AM/FM, cassette, seek, scan, front/rear fader and tape logic deck
Below seat storage under driver seat and passenger seat
Flexible cargo area cover/rear parcel shelf
Cargo area light
Cargo capacity: rear seat up; to lower window (cu ft): 34, rear seat down; to lower window (cu ft): 0, rear seat down (cu ft): 0, all seats in place (cu ft): 34 and all seats removed (cu ft): 0
Illuminated front seats cigar lighter
Digital clock
Five functions computer with average speed, average fuel consumption and stop watch
Full floor console with covered storage box
Delayed/fade courtesy lights with four switches
Cruise control
Front seats and rear seats cup holders
Door pockets/bins for driver seat, passenger seat and rear seats
External temperature digital display
Floor covering: carpet in passenger compartment and carpet in load area on load area protection strips
Driver and passenger front airbag
Bucket reclining driver seat with fore/aft adjustment and lumbar adjustment , bucket reclining passenger seat with fore/aft adjustment
Height adjustable 3-point reel front seat belts on driver seat and passenger seat with pre-tensioners and grabbers
Height adjustable head restraints on front seats and rear seats
Internal dimensions: front headroom (inches): 39.9, rear headroom (inches): 38.3, front leg room (inches): 45.1, rear leg room (inches): 37, front shoulder room (inches): 55, rear shoulder room (inches): 54 and interior volume (cu ft): 102
Key power locks with internal switch includes trunk/hatch, includes fuel filler door, includes power windows and operates from passenger door
Power steering
Front and rear power windows with two one-touch and door mounted switches
Front reading lights
3-point reel rear seat belts on driver side , 3-point reel rear seat belts on passenger side , lap static rear seat belts on center side
Folding rear seat center armrest with trunk access
Three asymmetrical split bench front facing rear seats with zero adjustments
Rear view mirror
Electric remote fuel filler door release
Electric remote trunk/hatch release
Front seat back storage
Seating: five seats
Upgraded cloth/velour seat upholstery with additional upgraded cloth/velour
Eight upgraded speaker(s)
Leather covered steering wheel with tilt adjustment
Tachometer
Illuminated driver and passenger vanity mirror with cover
Ventilation system with four fan speeds, recirculation setting, rear seat heater ducts and micro filter
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