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

Roomiest mid-size car we've owned & great handling

by Jack L from West Chester, PA on Fri Mar 10 2017

A fine sedan with PLENTY of room for me (6'3") and very spacious rear seat for another 2-3 big adults. Moonroof-sunroof is a very nice feature. Very nice ride and top-notch styling. European handling.

4 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
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

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5 out of 5 stars

Excellent on gas and super reliable!!

by modernsigns from Bloomingdale, New Jersey on Sun Sep 22 2019

Awesome car for the money. Great on gas and very stylish. Super reliable and very easy to maintain. I bought this car used but glad I went with the gas engine.

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

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Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Incredibly Safe and Stylish

by mmurph11 on Fri Jul 07 2017

What more could a girl want? A sexy and sleek vehicle with all the bells and whistles inside and out, while being one of the safest cars on the road. Bluetooth and navigation in the touchscreen radio system which include premium Fender Audio speakers. I was impressed with how solid and sound this vehicle is, and it drives like a dream. Super quiet interior and it handles extremely responsively. The backseat is super spacious and the trunk is enormous too. Comes with Sport mode for a little extra pep. The seats are wonderfully comfortable and adjust to anyone's size, and the steering wheel adjust both in and out as well as up and down. This is absolutely the perfect family car with just enough power and precision!

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

Purchased a Used car

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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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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