2012 Volkswagen Passat

The redesigned 2012 Volkswagen Passat reflects the direction of greater and style that consumers can recognize the new Jetta. They look similar, but the Passat is larger than the Jetta and have a larger footprint than the previous Passat. It competes with midsize sedans like the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry and Kia Optima.

Buyers will notice immediately that the lower initial price, chopped $ 27 195 in 2010 to nearly $ 20,000, according to Volkswagen. Some of the standard features of the Passat has been lost with the new design, however.

VW says the new design includes a "balance of body parts horizontally." The exterior is clean lines from front to back, replacing the lines a little soft in the previous Passat. This is a brand new look also examined the Jetta, and the elements of the grid used in golf and the new Touareg SUV.

Passat 2012 is 191.7 inches long, 4 inches longer than the outgoing Passat. The wheelbase has increased by about 4 inches.

There is more space inside the Passat 2012. The extra length and wheelbase contribute to the increased rear seat room.

Some features of the standard Passat, 2010, as a sunroof and leather seats are no longer the norm. Like the rest of the segment, these features are now optional. This does not mean Passat is completely disassembled, automatic climate control is standard on the base S, a feature usually optional in class.

Higher SE and SEL trim levels include features such as 17 - and 18-inch wheels, power seats, leather seats, satellite radio, navigation system with touch screen.

Under the Hood
The turbo engine and is standard on the Passat is replaced by a less powerful five-cylinder engine and 170 horsepower that 177 pounds-feet of torque. This engine comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission and an optional six-speed automatic.

Those seeking more variety to choose an option fuel efficient diesel engines with a rating of about 43 highway miles per gallon, gasoline or a 280 hp six-cylinder engine coupled with VW DSG dual-clutch gearbox automated manual. Diesel models are available with a manual and DSG available.

Safety features include six standard airbags and electronic stability system and antilock brakes needed. In manual transmissions, according to a hill start assist that prevents the car back on a hill.


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