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2012 Volkswagen Passat

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Snapshot

 
EPA Fuel Economy:
City: 20 – 31   Highway: 28 – 43
Available Engines:
140-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (diesel)
170-hp, 2.5-liter I-5 (regular gas)
280-hp, 3.6-liter V-6 (premium)
Available Transmissions: 5-speed manual w/OD
6-speed manual w/OD
6-speed auto-shift manual w/OD and auto-manual
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual

New or Notable

 What We Like

 What We Don't

Redesigned for 2012
Choice of three engines, including a diesel
Standard dual-zone automatic A/C
Optional Fender stereo
Built in America
 
Comfortable, composed ride
Five-cylinder drivetrain's refinement
Diesel rated at 43 mpg highway
Roomy cabin, especially backseat
More competitive pricing
Steering lacks road feel
Hesitation with optional dual-clutch transmission
Five-cylinder's high-speed passing power
V-6 needs premium gas

Vehicle Summary

The redesigned 2012 Passat reflects Volkswagen's bigger and bolder styling direction, which consumers may also recognize in the new Jetta. They look similar, but the Passat is larger than the Jetta and has a larger footprint than the previous Passat. It competes with midsize sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.

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Available Styles

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  Original MSRP

4dr Sedan 2.5L S

$20,590

4dr Sedan 2.5L SE

$23,725

4dr Sedan 2.0L TDI SE

$25,995

4dr Sedan 2.5L SEL

$28,395

4dr Sedan 3.6L V6 SE w/Sunroof

$28,995

4dr Sedan 2.5L SEL Premium

$29,895

4dr Sedan 2.0L TDI SEL Premium

$32,195

4dr Sedan 3.6L V6 SEL Premium

$32,950

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