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Volkswagen Passat Reviews from Consumer Reports

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Volkswagen Passat Reviews

The Volkswagen Passat is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn 2.0L Manual TDI SE, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto S, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual Sport, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual S, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual SE, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S w/Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto Wolfsburg Edition, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual SE, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Sport, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Wolfsburg Edition, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S and 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (140 hp) and 3.6-liter V6 (280 hp) engines, and 5-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual and 6-speed sequential transmissions. It is Front wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 30 mpg city to 40 mpg highway. The Passat TDI SE 4-cyl uses Diesel fuel.

Competing models include Honda Accord , Chevrolet Malibu, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.

Last Model Reviewed: 2012

Reviewed Volkswagen Passats from Consumer Reports

Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:

  • 2012 Volkswagen Passat SEL Premium V6
  • 2007 Volkswagen Passat wagon 3.6 V6
  • 2006 Volkswagen Passat sedan 3.6 V6
  • 2004 Volkswagen Passat sedan GLS TDI 4-cyl

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