Consumer Reports Reviews the Volkswagen Passat
The Volkswagen Passat is a sedan offered in a 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual S, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S w/Appearance, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Manual SE, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SEL, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 2.0L Manual TDI SE, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav, 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium, 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto S *Ltd Avail* and 4dr Sdn 2.5L Auto Wolfsburg Edition. The powertrains include 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 22 mpg city to 31 mpg highway. The Passat SE 5-cyl uses Regular 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
- 2003 Volkswagen Passat sedan GLX V6
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