2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE 4dr Sedan w/Sunroof (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)
We opted for the TDI SE with the sunroof and DSG. The DSG transmission is a must, one hand holding the coffee and no worries about shifting. Also the DSG is quicker in acceleration, the 6 speed manual have to tall gears and have a tendency to stall.
The interior is very roomy, specially the rear seats, I have friends 6'3" tall seating in the back fitting comfortably. The fuel compsuption is simply ridiculous, I went from Tucson to San Diego with a a little over half tank(420Miles), I average 43.8mpg with the A/C and the cruise set at 83 MPH. The interior is very well made and the ride is very quiet. It does 85mph@2500 rpm. We are filling every 3 plus weeks. Free maintenance for 3 years.
Awesome fuel consumption. Huge trunk (15.9cu ft), huge rear seat room(leg room,head room shoulder room). It is 8" longer than a Jetta and 2" wider as well. Great stereo with high mids and treble adjustment. Great Bluetooth connectivity and crisp sound. It connects/plays music
from your Iphone. Don't get the leather seat!!!
Get the DSG.
The car is very quiet going at 80mph on the HWY. Best of luck and remember that the Jetta is cheaper but has lesser quality interior and it doesn't have the same instrument cluster nor the room
RWD. The FWD lifts the nose too much when accelerating from a dead stop, you have to blame the 236lb-tq at 1750rpm...
Stiffer suspension specially when going over speed bumps. Also, please offer HID headlights like on other models (GTI, CC). The stock halogen are mediocre, sub par with modern cars.