Herndon, VA –  The list of accolades for the American built Volkswagen Passat just got a little longer. As part of their annual rundown of Best Family Cars, Parents magazine and Edmunds.com editorial staff named the Volkswagen Passat as a Best Family Car of 2012. In addition to test-driving, analyzing, and comparing prices and features, Parents and Edmunds.com consulted parents who own vehicles on their list. The Passat was lauded for its impressive list of features and space offered at an accessible price point.

“Larger, more fuel efficient and more affordable than ever before, VW’s redesigned Passat isn’t just built in America, it’s built for Americans,” Scott Oldham, Editor in Chief, Edmunds.com said. “The sedan now offers one of the largest backseats in its class and still delivers the upscale, German-engineered ambiance Volkswagen vehicles are famous for.”

“We’re delighted that Passat continues to garner attention,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen of America. “With the Passat, we set out to offer a midsize sedan with a winning combination of features and comfort at an accessible price, with German engineering at the forefront. It’s very rewarding to see our efforts being recognized.”

Parents and Edmunds.com included the Passat among the sedan category in their Best Family picks of 2012. Each car on the list was judged on performance, interior, exterior and family-friendly features. In addition to being designated as a “Top Safety Pick” by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the Passat offers standard Bluetooth® connectivity, dual-zone climate control, and class-leading rear seat legroom.



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