2013 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT SPORT TEST DRIVE REVIEW Motorade net — Volkswagen Passat R

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Volkswagen Passat R


The mid-sized family sedan is one of the segments that are considered the in addition to the average sized SUV it comes to buying a family Being a highly sought segment, the amount of competition in the is also massive and optimising and functionality to suit the tastes of the of this category can indeed be

I was chatting with a couple of my who had recently purchased mid-sized sedans and it was interesting to understand key motivations in selecting their brands. One of them chose the that he did because he felt the sound system was better and the chose his brand and model it was something that he thought had styling and reliability. From my since both these looked like they pretty much the same and functionality as well as engine and power and were in the same bracket, making a selection is a difficult task.

I have often asked what I would consider as the important of factors in making a in a segment like the mid-sized sedan which has competitors quite a bit of similarity in terms of and features and today, I would that it is indeed something requires quite a bit of thought.

The VW ‘Sport’ is what we had with us weekend for test drive and it is a contender in the mid-sized family segment today. The VW Passat is manufactured at its ‘Think Blue’ in Chattanooga, USA. Although the has been around since and through 6 generations, it has slowly away from the luxury that it was all about until and moved towards affordability the luxury bit to its sibling the Volkswagen CC we reviewed weeks ago. So, you now the VW Passat for affordability and basic car functionality and the VW CC if you would like high end luxury into the

Volkswagen Passat Specifications

2.5 litre, 5 cylinders MPI

Transmission 6 automatic

Power 170 horsepower rpm

Acceleration (0 – 100 km/hr) 9 seconds

Capacity 529 litres

Fuel 7.4 litres / 100 kms


Like of the other contenders in this the Passat holds its ground by the right kind of power and as can be expected. In addition to its smooth delivery and handling, the front drive sedan that we got to drive also had fancy trims in addition to a full-fledged enabled multimedia system by Fender.

Driving the Passat on the highway and in the city can be termed as that is more about rather than handling and What the Passat offers its full options package is a car gets you from point A to B without getting in your In other words, offering the a hassle free experience. just works and it’s not too and this is generally the basic of a functional family sedan. On the the Passat offers a smooth and ride with minimal noise.

The interiors are well designed and give off a welcoming feel and the finish trim on the dashboard a bit of glamour to the package. The rear are comfortable with sufficient leg and this is one of the key criteria that car buyers in this segment for. The boot space is large as well and will most of the day to day luggage carrying of an average sized family.

Volkswagen Passat R

line acceleration is not great, but not bad either on the Passat and although it comparable to a VW CC V6 with 4 MOTION, the wheel powered Passat its bit based on its design with At normal speeds, the Passat nothing in terms of handling a bit more engine response have been nice. is quite a bit of under-steer if you try cornering at speeds, but that isn’t the Passat was intended to do in the first

The navigation system is the same as you would find on higher end in terms of functionality and the audio with its Fender speakers is not bad The iPod connectivity is available and in to being a necessity on cars days, the interface with multimedia system is good as and browsing through my iPod’s 20 GB of was easy.

Over the few days we had with the VW Passat, we made long distance trips of which included carrying a full of stuff over long distances as well as a amount of driving in heavy In all cases, the Passat ran without any of hesitation and the Fender sound connected to my iPod was good as well.


In my opinion, the mid-sized sedan represents a very segment and there are a few key factors most buyers would before taking the plunge any particular brand. Some of the considerations are cabin space, carrying capacity, functionality, and price. What the mid-segment needs to offer its users is the to be a ‘work horse’ with little running issues and

The 2013 VW Passat offers all of the and although it is a segment with a bit of competition as mentioned before, the is able to combine the brand of Volkswagen with the ‘work kind of functionality and tops it up a hint of high end luxury its optional features.

I would that the Volkswagen Passat be on your shortlist if you are looking for a family sedan that what it is intended to do and stays out of way while you are busy doing you need to do.

2013 VW Passat Sport starts at US Dollars 32,700 120,000) approx.

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Volkswagen Passat R
Volkswagen Passat R
Volkswagen Passat R
Volkswagen Passat R
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