2012 Volkswagen Passat TheCarConnection’s SixMonth Road Test — Volkswagen Passat (North America)

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Volkswagen Passat (North America)

2012 Volkswagen Passat: Six-Month Road Test

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Our Six-Month Test fleet is growing. three weeks ago, our SMRT car, the 2012 Veloster. took up light at our Portland bureau.

This the 2012 VW Passat TDI has descended on HQ for an extended stay, and we have big for the big four-door turbodiesel.

We like the Passat. and rank it alongside the Altima and Chevy Malibu in the crop of family sedans. New year, it’s now an American now that it speaks the local dialect, it’s a better fit for America. It’s longer and than before, and a stronger than ever, with not available before on VWs in the class. a trio of powertrains, it’s positioned in the mid-size market the best sellers—Camry, Accord, Fusion, etc. And it’s this big transformation without too much of the German character defines it, from its tastefully styling to its well-sorted chassis and its standout turbodiesel fuel

A few points shy of winning this North American Car of the Year the Passat’s a natural for tasks big and that we have in mind our Six-Month Road Test. We our evaluation differently from long-term tests performed by outlets. Instead of focusing on absolutely thrilling hours measuring tire tread oil-change intervals, and wiper-blade we’re out to go in-depth with that we just can’t during the typical one-day or test.

With the Passat TDI, the is easy—and it’s open to suggestions. Over the course of the six months, we’re going to out what it’s really to live with a modern when gas still runs 30 to 40 cheaper a gallon. Just how rear-seat space and trunk it has versus the competition—and if that it a better choice than cramped crossovers we can name. If a of thousand-mile road trips expose any shortcomings in its seats, or sound system. We may try to do the most thing we can do in the Atlanta area, may or may not involve building a life-size replica of the car. There’s involved, is all we can say.

Volkswagen Passat (North America)

Above all, we’re to confirm our casual observations VW’s TDI vehicles, and diesels in are much more capable of their EPA highway fuel than most hybrids we and love—an intangible in the shopping that becomes quite when you’re paying the fuel bills.

At just under $30,000, our Road Test Passat TDI SE standard with 18-inch leatherette seats; a navigation a media interface; Bluetooth audio streaming; a sunroof; a DSG and lovely Reflex Silver with black interior So configured, it’s about above the Passat’s U.S. price of just under not including destination charges and fees.

The turbodiesel powertrain the front-drive Passat a great bargain, as it’s rated at mpg. Already, though, we VW should plan on adding a few features during the Passat’s cycle, given its family-sedan Among them, a rearview and parking sensors are at the top of the list.

We’ve already had that angst that every gets when driving baby off the lot. We’ve it as far away from other as possible, and we’ve already dive-bombed by the first distressed With any luck, the next months and 30 days will be with lots of great and less interactivity with

We’ll keep you posted and want your input. our Six-Month Road Tests at TheCarConnection, and let us know what like to see out of our Six-Month Road Passat TDI on our Facebook page and via too.

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