Volkswagen Passat Reviews from Consumer Reports
The Volkswagen Passat is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual S, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S w/Nav, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto S, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto Wolfsburg Edition, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Auto SE, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Manual TDI SE, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual SE, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto Wolfsburg Edition, 4dr Sdn 1.8T Manual SE, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof and 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof. The powertrains include 1.8-liter 4 turbo (170 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (140 hp), 2.5-liter 5 (170 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.
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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