2012 Volkswagen Passat 2.5L S (M5) Sedan Ratings, Prices, Trims, Summary | J.D. Power

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2012 Volkswagen Passat – Overview

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Overall 2.0

Overall Performance and Design 5.0

Reliability 2.5

Ratings data for all styles and trim levels a particular model family are when calculating the model’s Power Circle Rating.

What’s New for 2012:

– redesigned for 2012

– New TDI clean-diesel engine


The 2012 Volkswagen Passat is a 4-door sedan offered in different trims (based on engines). Sixteen-inch alloy are standard on base models.


The 2012 Volkswagen seats 5 passengers and provides cubic feet of trunk Standard amenities include power accessories, Bluetooth keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, and an 8-speaker system. The Passat SE trim heated front seats, driver seat, and a premium sound system with radio.

Stepping up to the SEL trim level upgraded front seats, navigation system, and a Fender sound system.


Volkswagen groups many of the available options into The Premium package adds fog keyless entry/ignition, remote power passenger seat, and seating. The Sunroof and Navigation adds a touch-screen navigation Media Device Interface with iPod connectivity, and a

Under the Hood

The base 2.5L is fitted with a 5-cylinder engine rated at 170 while the Passat TDI is fitted a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo-diesel at 140 horsepower. Passat V6 models are with a 3.6-liter V-6 engine generates 280 horsepower. All Passats are

The 2.5L comes standard a 6-speed manual transmission and has an 6-speed automatic, while the TDI has an dual-clutch 6-speed automated transmission (DSG). Passat’s V-6 are only available with the DSG

Fuel Economy

EPA fuel-economy figures for the 2012 Passat are:

– 2.5L: 22/31-32/25-26 mpg (city/highway/combined)

Passat TDI: 30-31/40-43/34-35 mpg

Passat V6: 20/28/23 mpg


safety features on the 2012 Passat include front-seat air bags, side curtain air and Intelligent Crash Response

In government tests conducted by the Highway Traffic Safety (NHTSA), the Passat received 5 of 5) stars in all crash protection In tests conducted by the Insurance for Highway Safety (IIHS), the received a #34;Good#34; rating–the highest–for both frontal-offset and crash protection, and was named a Safety Pick#34; for 2012.

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