2012 Volkswagen Passat Consumer Review: Too new to tell, but..........

2012 Volkswagen Passat - Consumer Review

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Too new to tell, but..........
By dkross737 on


2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 6AM)


I've had my TDI SEL just about 2 weeks, so all comments are preliminary. Engine and DSG combo-first rate, mpg 45+ 75/25 Highway/City. Interior well laid out, but some cost cutting
(vertical travel on center armrest and forward edge of driver's seat, goose-neck trunk hinges, prop rod vs gas struts for hood) ) noted...car is built to a price. First rate highway car with great road manners, audio, seat comfort, and noise level. Exterior somewhat bland, but that may attract less attention from our State Troopers, and not look dated in 4 years.

Best Features

TDI and DSG..works great. Seat comfort (vertical adjust not withstanding) noise level, Stereo and gps/traffic-complicated, but a mountain of data. HUGE trunk, vast back seat-easy to stuff 80 year old parents in rear seat. MPG--- 45 +/- with less than 1,000 miles, I'll guess that we'll see improvement as break-in occurs. MFD/trip computer/center dash display-both easy to use with lots of information.

Worst Features

Minor stuff here, Rear camera would be nice, HID/AFS headlights would be a great addition. Upgrade interior materials and furnishing slightly--rear A/C vents would be nice too... other than those minor quibbles, nice-no very nice $31K car....
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