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Redesigned last year, the Passat family sedan reflects Volkswagen's bigger and bolder styling direction, which consumers may also recognize in the Jetta sedan. They look similar, but the Passat is larger than the Jetta and has a larger footprint than the previous-generation Passat. With seating for five, it competes with midsize sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.
New for 2013
SE models and above get a new center console with rear air vents and new cupholders while the SEL gains a backup camera.
VW says the redesign for 2012 included a "predominance of horizontal body elements." The outside has sharp lines from front to back, replacing the somewhat soft lines of the previous Passat. It's an all-new look also seen on the Jetta, and elements like the grille are similar to those on the Golf and Touareg SUV. Exterior features include:
There's more room on the inside of the Passat than before. The additional overall length and wheelbase help increase backseat room. Interior features include:
Under the Hood
The Passat's standard engine is a 2.5-liter gas inline-five-cylinder but a more powerful gas V-6 and a turbocharged diesel four-cylinder are also offered. Mechanical features include:
Safety features include:
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