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Cars: 2014 VW Passat TDI

Posted by Tom Jensen at 9:07 am

The new Volkswagen Passat TDI produces 140 and 236 pound-feet of torque, and gets 43 per gallon on the highway.

The Volkswagen parent company of a host of including Volkswagen and Audi, is one of the leaders in diesel passenger-car and in recent years has really up its game.

In Europe, diesels been popular for decades of their frugality with an important factor given the of filling up a car in Europe. In Germany, for gas is now about $8 a gallon, more double what it costs in U.S. markets.

Little wonder, then, European automakers have the bar so high on diesel vehicles. It that long ago that were slow, noisy and bad to boot.

Not anymore.

Today’s are light-years ahead of what used to be, as we found out after a week with the value-conscious Passat TDI.


The Passat, a sedan with a base of $26,675, gets 43 miles per on the highway and has a highway range of 795 on a tank of gas. The 2.0-liter VW TDI produces 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of

Right now, Volkswagen is an attractive promotion on its TDI diesel 0.9 percent financing for 60 months, with a $1,000 fuel card, which if my math is should be good to purchase clean diesel fuel to go than 10,000 miles. impressive, and so is the Passat itself.

The Passat was redesigned in 2012, the model sold in the United specifically tailored to the North market. In its first year, the Passat was named Motor Car of the Year, and with good It’s an excellent combination of and value, with ample for up to five occupants and a ton of stuff in the

J.D Power named the Passat Ranked Vehicle Appeal Mid-Sized cars. Two Years In A The Passat also captured the Kelley Blue Book’s A Best Family Car” and more importantly earned the Highway Traffic Safety 5-Star Overall Rating.

In its price and size class, the goes head-to-head with incredibly strong opposition, the Honda Accord, Toyota Ford Fusion and Nissan among the many heavyweight offerings.

Compared to its rivals, the has mostly pros and a few cons. The are its interior and trunk space, and, of course, fuel

In one week of use, I actually got an average of 43 miles per gallon in the TDI, which is a fairly figure for a car that can hold much. And despite the modest rating, the TDI engine has ample to propel the car forward. At no point did the TDI feel slow or underpowered.

The interior is more geared practicality than all out luxury. The are comfortable and as noted, there is of head and legroom in both the and back seats. The Passat’s definitely doesn’t feel but neither does it feel as rich as some of its competitors. said, the build quality is and the comfort level high.

The Well, the styling is kind of mid-sized and overall, the car didn’t quite as sporty as earlier of Passats did – my wife called it in the way that an Impala or Ford might be. Then again, model is specific to North and designed to appeal to more tastes. Fair enough.

Still, all things considered, the TDI is a tremendous value and an  excellent in a crowded, competitive segment. The that I could drive it Charlotte to either Chicago or Lauderdale on a single tank of gas it even more appealing.

And if fuel prices in the United ever start coming Volkswagen will sell a ton of

VEHICLE TYPE: Five-passenger, sedan, front-wheel drive.

. 2.0-liter four cylinder 140 horsepower 236 pound-feet of torque.

Six-speed automatic.

WHEELBASE: inches.

OVERALL LENGTH: inches.

CURB WEIGHT: 3,494

EPA MILEAGE RATING: 31 city, 43

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