The 2012 VW Passat is a Longtime Favorite: 2012 Model Continues to Bring the People What They Want

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 vw passatThis year’s VW Passat is a whole different animal when compared to previous models.  The biggest difference is that the 2012 Passat is American-made instead of German-made.  It has been completely re-engineered for success in the midsize sedan market in the United States.  Purists of the Volkswagen brand may scoff at this new concept, but there are quite a few tweaks that serve only to benefit the American market more effectively.  Here are some of the features that Volkswagen buyers are satisfied with when they choose the newest Passat over its predecessors.

2012 vw passat Stated briefly, the changes made by Volkswagen make this year’s Passat roomier, less expensive, and more masculine.  The car was stretched by four inches when compared to the 2011 version to offer more legroom in the back, the exterior was completely overhauled, and more features are added at a lower price.  Still, the 2012 VW Passat hasn’t completely abandoned its German heritage.  In fact, it still features solid soft-touch handles, supportive leather seats, and a solid dashboard—all components that defy what you would expect in a car starting at just $19,995.

2012 vw passatThe latest edition of VW Passat comes with three distinct engines from which to choose, all of which are fast and efficient.  First is a 2.5-liter five-cylinder engine with 170 horsepower.  Second, kick it up a notch with a powerful, 277 horsepower 3.6-liter V-6 engine.  Finally, there’s a four-cylinder TDI that gets an impressive 43 miles to the gallon.  This final upgraded engine is available on a trim that pumps the starting price up $6,000, but plenty of other goodies such as heated leather seats and 17-inch alloy wheels help to justify the price increase.

Test drivers agree that the 2012 Passat can cruise comfortably over broken pavement at high speeds and pull through tight turns without trouble.  The navigation system is another benefit, offering XM radio and DVD playback.  All this and much more can be yours starting at a full $7,000 less than last year’s model.

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Get a Sneak Peak at the All-New 2012 VW Passat

Luxurious, European Craftsmanship

2012 volkswagen passatThe Passat has been one of Volkswagen’s most popular cars in past years, and the 2012 Passat is expected to set a new benchmark in the competitive midsize vehicle segment.  Here’s a sneak peak of what you can expect from the 2012 VW Passat, a car that will surely revolutionize the automobile market in America later this year.

Inspiring Value

VW realized that it needed a way to offer luxury with more affordably, so the newest VW Passat will be offered at prices starting $7,000 less than the previous model.  Additionally, many new standard features have been added, proving that the price drop doesn’t indicate a decrease in comfort or luxury.  Examples of now-standard features include dual-climate controls, Bluetooth compatibility, and a spacious cabin.  For luxurious European styling without the price tag, the Passat is the solution, starting at just under $20,000.

Engine Options

Last year’s model featured a four-cylinder, turbo-charged engine.  This year, there are three completely different options from which drivers can choose.  First is a 2.5-liter, five-cylinder gas engine with 170 horsepower.  If this isn’t enough for your driving style, check out your second option: a larger, 3.6-liter, V-6 gas engine, which packs 280 horsepower.  If you want to go green, you have that option as well with a 2.0-liter, 140 horsepower diesel engine.  This choice will grant you around 31 mpg on city streets and an impressive 43 mpg on the highway.

Luxurious, European Craftsmanship

The smooth dashboard, soft leather seats, and padded leather steering wheel beneath your fingers give off the impression that you’re sitting in a car priced twice as high.  The VW plant in Chattanooga, Tenn., implements rigorous quality control to ensure that your 2012 Passat will be durable and dependable, as well as beautiful and comfortable.

As a resident in the Dallas area wanting a Volkswagen, you know you can trust a quality vehicle selection from Lewisville Volkswagen, the largest volume VW dealership in Texas.  Keep up with 2012 VW Passat updates by following us on TwitterLike us on Facebook to become eligible for 10 percent off parts and services on all future visits.