The 2014 Passat SEL Premium 1.8T is interesting for a few reasons, not least of which is its new turbo engine.
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is mostly a very average car, suitable for its segment, but offers a stand-out audio system and exterior styling that sets it apart from the competition.
Volkswagen's midsize sedan offers mostly average features, such as its 170 horsepower and mid-20s fuel economy, but its Fender audio system stands out among the segment.
Still a real German car, or just an Oscar Mayer version of one?
Volkswagen showed off the updated Passat at the 2011 Detroit auto show, styling it with a more angular grille reflecting current VW design language. Along with a few gasoline options, VW will make a Passat TDI available, getting 43 mpg.
Is this (yawn) the new Passat?
CNET reviews the 2012 VW Passat, a midsize sedan that manages to be a little less boring than other cars in the segment. This new Passat reflects Volkswagen's new design language, first seen on the 2011 Jetta.
The style, space, and comfort of the 2007 Volkswagen Passat Wagon outweigh its lack of Bluetooth and MP3-player compatibility, but these tech flaws may hurt its desirability.
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Volkswagen shows off the 2012 Passat at the 2011 Detroit auto show.
Volkswagen dropped the cloth on its new midsize sedan, and although its new in body it retains the same old Passat nameplate.