Take our quiz & meet the car you’ll love. Names Volkswagen Passat Best of 2012’s team of experts has named the Volkswagen Passat as the “Best of 2012.” Although the competition was fierce, the redesigned Passat marks the next step in Volkswagen’s U.S. product revolution. “By delivering a level of value that families demand and the premium amenities and composed driving experience that’s come to define VW, the car instantly becomes one of the best in its class,” we said of the Passat. Check out what else we have to say about the Passat and all of our Lifestyle Awards winners.