Shop for a Volkswagen Passat

  • Search Used Listings
  Print Page       Email Page

2012 Volkswagen Passat

Side-by-Side Comparison
Kelley Blue Book Retail:  Get Value   Change Vehicle


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.

Read more 

Consumer Car Reviews


Available Styles

Select up to four styles to compare

  Original MSRP

4dr Sedan 2.5L S


4dr Sedan 2.5L SE


4dr Sedan 2.0L TDI SE


4dr Sedan 2.5L SEL


4dr Sedan 3.6L V6 SE w/Sunroof


4dr Sedan 2.5L SEL Premium


4dr Sedan 2.0L TDI SEL Premium


4dr Sedan 3.6L V6 SEL Premium


Find a USED 2012 Passat for Sale

Find used car inventory in your area.
See listings

More Categories:
Credit | Finance | Shipping | Vehicle History | Tires | Auto Warranty

The data provided by Autodata is provided AS IS without warranty or guarantee of any kind, and Autodata disclaims all warranties or conditions of any kind, expressed or implied, with respect to such data, including the implied warranties of merchantable quality and fitness for a particular purpose.