Great gas mileage..average 34mpg and has a range of almost 500 miles to the tank! The back seat is huge! class leading space back there, and the trunk is also larger than expected..it's a great family car at a great price...definitely worthy of buying..super solid and quiet at higher speeds!
Emit's high levels of pollutants
2012 Volkswagen PassatTOm Doe - Raleigh, NC10/09/2015
VW has admitted to installing so-called defeat devices on Volkswagen and Audi cars with four-cylinder diesel engines dating to the 2009 model year. The devices � actually software code � switch on pollution controls when the cars are being tested, but turn off the controls when the software determines that the cars are back on real roads. Affected models include the Jetta, Golf, Beetle, Passat and Audi A3. VW has said a total of 11 million cars worldwide have the software worldwide.
Terrible structural rigidity produced squeaks.
2014 Volkswagen PassatRob P - fort myers, FL10/22/2015
Shoddy construction of handles, switches etc. Extremely poor electronics: slow and delayed response to GPS input and radio station changes. Worst radio I've ever used.
Headlights and tail lights are antiquated halogen technology and very dull putting out too little light.
Car had an excellent engine, but the car around it... Poor. I would not buy another Volkswagen nor would I recommend one based on my experience.
I traded it in within 6 months.