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2012 Volkswagen Passat review

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Volkswagen Passat highlights

Customer rating

Mileage (EPA estimate)

20 city, 28 highway, 23 combined

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is a car that is great for someone who wants a nice car that gets good gas mileage without being cramped. The Passat has plenty of cargo space and handles well.
4
Above Average

RepairPal gave the Volkswagen Passat an overall reliability rating of 4 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks Volkswagen Passat 20th out of 28 among Midsize Cars.

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Volkswagen Passat features and specs

SE 2WD 4D Sedan

Standard Features

  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Manual Transmission
  • Overhead Airbags
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Traction Control
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • Leatherette Seats
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Spoiler
  • Remote Start
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Sunroof(s)

Drive Wheels

Front Wheel Drive (2WD)

Engine size

2.5L

Horsepower

170

Torque (ft-lbs)

177

Engine type

Gas

Fuel capacity

18.5

Wheelbase

110.4"

Overall length

191.6"

Width

72.2"

Height

58.5"

Leg room

F 42.4"/R 39.1"

Head room

F 38.3"/R 37.8"

Front tires

P215/55HR17

Rear tires

P215/55HR17

Seating capacity

5

Transmission

Manual 5

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