2012 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Power Style Pleasure to Drive

2012 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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S PZEV Sedan (2.5L 5-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Power Style Pleasure to Drive
By goodgame3 on


2012 Volkswagen Passat S PZEV 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl 5M)


The new Passat is a great family car. The DSG transmission is super smooth and quick gear changes. Merging on the freeway in sport mode always puts a smile on my face. There is more than enought power in this V6 so much so you have to goose it slowly to stop traction control taking power away from those not so sticky stock tires. I am sure they will not last long given the tendancy to slip on take off. Then I can get some really sticky performance tires on those 18 inch rims a couple profiles wider and really make use of the 280 Hp and 258lb of torque. Interior is solid with a great sound system. Seats are firm and supportive and give plenty of adjustment options.

Best Features

V6 280 Hp. DSG Transmission, Huge back seat, Massive Trunk, Black on Black. Fender Sound, Heated Seats, Pocket for Manual in the glove box. Lights on when locking or unlocking at night. Trunk battery. 18 inch rims. Agressive front end. Sports mode.

Worst Features

Sticky tires would be better to make use of all that engine power. Wider side mirrors and a backup camera on the SE model without the need to get the Nav.
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