WHAT’S NEW — 2012 VW Passat: All-new for 2012, the VW Passat offers a more spacious cabin but keeps the luxurious interior and affordable German engineering that car shoppers expect from Volkswagen. The mid-size sedan, which debuted at the 2011 North American International Auto Show, will be built in America at VW’s new Chattanooga assembly plant. New features include a TDI Clean Diesel engine option, an Integrated Crash Response System (ICRS), available remote start and, on certain models, the available Fender Premium Audio System – a nine-speaker sound system that gives you the power to share your favorite song with just about everyone in the neighborhood. Or at the stop light.
2.5L 170-hp engine, 31 mpg highway and 573 miles/tank*
3.6L 280-hp engine, 28 mpg highway and 518 miles/tank*
2.0L TDI Clean Diesel, 43 mpg highway and 795 miles/tank*
Figures are manufacturer estimates 1.
SAFETY RATING: Not yet tested
WARRANTY: 12-year/unlimited mileage limited warranty against corrosion perforation; 5-year/60,000-mile (whichever occurs first) powertrain limited warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty; 3-year/36,000-mile (whichever occurs first) ††
MAINTENANCE: No Charge Carefree Maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles 2