2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Choosing a Midsize Sedan

January 17, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

If you're shopping for a midsize sedan, I suspect one of the trickier aspects is just figuring out which model is going to be best for you. Once you get past the obvious Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the array of choices can be rather intimidating, especially if you don't often pay attention to what's new these days.

For me, the 2013 Volkswagen Passat still stands as a very desirable choice. I've spent a lot of time with our TDI model, including a road trip to take my family on vacation to California's central coast last summer. I'm constantly appreciating the car's interior room, fuel economy and range, styling, balanced ride quality and handling.

Accord? Altima? Camry? Fusion? Malibu? Mazda 6? Optima? Sonata? It's going to be tough to pick, but I'd certainly recommend keeping the Passat in mind if you are looking to buy in this segment.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 12,587 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$154 per month*
* Explanation