2012 Passat

Consumer Reviews

2012 Volkswagen Passat

$4,782 - $13,374  MSRP Range
2012 Volkswagen Passat

Review Score

4.7 out of 5 stars

4.7

134 Reviews
96% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.6 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.7 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.6 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.7 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
4.6 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Brittany

by Brittany from Mobile,Al 36618 on Fri May 05 2017

Love love love it! The interior is awesome with the sunroof and the navigation is everything! I can not express how much I am in love with this car!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Most fun driving car I’ve ever owned

by Philipj from Boise, Idaho on Thu Aug 16 2018

This a great car. A performance diesel that gets amazing fuel mileage. Clean and in very good shape. Almost all freeway miles. Drove to Seattle and back to Boise for $68.00.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great on gas mileage. Very reliable car. Sporty!

by JB from Crystal lake il on Thu May 04 2017

Fun car to drive, very reliable. Great on gas mileage. Sporty sedan. No issues runs and drives perfect. Hands-free phone.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
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5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Best designed car I have had love evrything.

by SaiRivera from Newton on Sat Jul 22 2017

This car has many features, from multi disk changer to Bluetooth. 2.5 liter is awesome great torque and horsepower.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

First car purchase and I love it.

by JackieA from Delanco, NJ on Wed Feb 21 2018

The car was a perfect fit for me and had everything I was looking for. It drive so smooth and everything was very clean. I’m very happy with my purchase.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Clean and well maintained

by Tom L from Des Moines, IA on Wed May 10 2017

Excellent shape. Looks new. Full detail inside and out including engine. new tires battery wiper blades. Large interior space and trunk. Carpeted floor mats brand new and never been used. Also has all weather floor mats.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Super reliable, amazing trunk space, no issues.

by Noe Rodriguez from CINCINNATI, OH on Sun Aug 06 2017

This car is very reliable, never an issue with it, runs great in city and highway, saves gas, and is very sharp looking. Versatile, great for a family.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Love the TDI engine

by Passatguy from Short Hills on Wed Aug 16 2017

Awesome combination of value, TDI engine performance, fuel economy, Teutonic design, interior space, and a huge trunk!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Spacious interior, great exterior, and excellent .

by CD CAR from Canoga Park on Sat Apr 21 2018

You can’t go wrong with German cars. I had drove Mercedes, BMW and VW is equally great! I had this car for over 6 years .

5 out of 5 starsComfort
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5 out of 5 stars

Great car for the $

by Timjim85 from Hudson, wi on Sun Jul 23 2017

No problems with this car. Currently 103,000 miles and I get 31.5 mpg. Would recommend this vehicle to anyone. Haven't kept up on service other than that oil change every 10,000 miles.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Our Take on the 2012 Volkswagen Passat

For many car shoppers, price is king — so it’s no wonder the prior-generation Volkswagen Passat, a 2010 model that started at $27,195, didn’t have much of a chance against family sedans from Honda, Toyota and others that cost thousands less.

Now, however, its chances are much better.

The redesigned 2012 Passat combines the driving dynamics and interior quality that VW fans expect with the roominess, comfort and value that the wider public demands.

The 2012 Passat has been designed specifically for the American market, and it starts at $19,995 — squarely in the heart of the midsize segment. Expect it at dealerships nationwide by the fall.

Offered in three trim levels — S, SE... Read More