2 of 2 people found this review helpful
First VW and First Turbodiesel
By bristowbob on
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
There is not a lot I can say yet at 2000 miles, but my first impressions after a month are that this is a great vehicle.
I did a 440 mile R/T from VA to NJ and averaged 51.8 mpg while cruising on crowded I-95 between 50 and 75, depending on traffic.
Very comfortable, very quiet, smooth ride - all relative to my 10 year obsession with 3 Saabs, including the last 95.
I notice some of what I consider to be turbo lag when I hit the gas from a full stop, but not a big deal so far...the engine still feels tight at 2000 miles.
Acceleration on the freeway to pass traffic is terrific, no lag there.
I'll write more as I add miles.
Comfort, MPGs, great sounding Fender audio system, conservative styling that will last for years, built in Chattanooga, but with a proven German powerplant and transmission.
I'm very pleased so far and have no suggestions for improvements at this time.