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2014 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium

The 2014 Passat SEL Premium 1.8T is interesting for a few reasons, not least of which is its new turbo engine.

August 29, 2013

MSRP: $30,895.00


2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL

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.

October 4, 2011

3 stars Editors' rating October 4, 2011

MSRP: $28,395.00


2012 VW Passat review: Just north of boring

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.

By October 6, 2011


2012 Volkswagen Passat (photos)

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.

19 Images By October 4, 2011


2012 VW Passat

Still a real German car, or just an Oscar Mayer version of one?

By January 13, 2011


New Passat gets diesel engine, Fender audio system

Volkswagen shows off the 2012 Passat at the 2011 Detroit auto show.

By January 12, 2011


2012 Volkswagen Passat (photos)

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.

8 Images January 12, 2011


VW's new midsize sedan is updated Passat, adds TDI option

Volkswagen dropped the cloth on its new midsize sedan, and although its new in body it retains the same old Passat nameplate.

By January 10, 2011


2012 VW Passat

Is this (yawn) the new Passat?

By October 7, 2010


Driving the future: VW fuel cell Passat

CNET Car Tech gets a chance to drive the hydrogen fuel cell VW Passat.

By May 20, 2009