|Pricing||$21,120 - $35,660|
|Engines||1.8l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 3.6l V6|
|Transmissions||A6, M5, M6, SM6|
|Fuel Economy||20-30 (city), 28-44 (highway)|
The long-running Passat is Volkswagen's midsized sedan. In 2012, Volkswagen developed an all-new Passat for the North American market that is larger than the model sold around the world. This mirrors the strategy employed by Honda with the Accord and Toyota with the Camry. The increased length and width have created one of the roomiest rear seats in the segment. Most Passat models are powered by four-cylinder turbo. Other choices include a more powerful 3.6l V6 engine in top-end models and a version of VW's 2.0l turbo diesel. The Passat TDI is rated by the EPA at an impressive 30/42 (city/highway). This is exceptional mileage for the class without the complexity of a hybrid powertrain. The only downside is price. A Passat with leather seats tops $30,000 which is thousands higher than others in the segment. The Passat is assembled in Chattanooga, TN.
New TDI four-cylinder.
|Passat 1.8T S||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||M5||FWD||$21,120|
|Passat 1.8T S||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||$22,220|
|Passat 1.8T SE||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||$26,020|
|Passat 1.8T Sport||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||M5||FWD||$26,635|
|Passat 1.8T Sport||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||$27,835|
|Passat 1.8T SEL Premium||1.8l I4 T (170-bhp)||A6||FWD||$31,475|
|Passat TDI SE||2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp)||M6||FWD||$26,825|
|Passat TDI SE||2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp)||SM6||FWD||$28,840|
|Passat TDI SEL Premium||2.0l I4 T D (150-bhp)||SM6||FWD||$33,585|
|Passat V6 SEL Premium||3.6l V6 (280-bhp)||SM6||FWD||$35,660|