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It drives bit like a meticulously crafted car but the Volkswagen Passat is American it counts, being built of American parts #8211; by workers #8211; and assembled in Tennessee.

By Tara Weingarten

The Big

OMG! Here#8217;s the big news, the Volkswagen Passat is fantastic. As a sedan that seats comfortably, it#8217;s a triple to its competition, taking them on for handling and value (see: Camry.

Nissan Maxima, Accord .) It comes in several types and sizes, so families want cheap and cheerful can buy the 4-cylinder model, eco lovers can opt for the engine (which is the only offered among mid-size in the U.S.) and sport fanatics can zip in the very quick V6 version. All VWs get years or 36,000 miles of maintenance, a feature usually only with luxury

The Volkswagen Passat has been for years, but this latest completely redesigned last is different. It#8217;s assembled in and comprised of 85 percent American-built But beyond the Passat#8217;s workforce it#8217;s luxurious beyond its point, is fun to drive and feels in both the cabin and in trunk

An Inside Job

Again, the 2013 VW wins. Its interior is exemplary. tarted up to the hilt with features like power windows on all four doors, two 12V outlets to recharge your a touch-screen sound system, climate controls, and a leather steering wheel to control the and cruise control systems.

No matter the trim level, the VW has an upscale vibe.

The VW folks say the VW Passat has the quietest cabin in its thanks to a double-paned windshield and acoustic sound insulation in and roof support panels. I tell if all that is true, but I notice any out-of-the-ordinary annoying or road noise.

The American is four inches longer its European cousin, and three-quarters of is found in improved legroom. The is very comfortable and quiet, a euro-chic minimalism to the design. of the touchable materials are soft-touch and have a luxe, upmarket

Some optional extras are directly from VW#8217;s badge: Audi. The optional lighting floods the footwells and with a soft light, of like a theater. It#8217;s the posh lighting found on flagship A7. There#8217;s also an remote start button, but I a good old fashion key.

A sidelight window on rear gives added natural inside the cabin.


The VW Passat was conceived and built for the American market. This that safety features are It comes standard with six (including front and backseat curtain airbags), daytime lights, and a tire pressure system.

Should the VW Passat be in a major the Intelligent Crash Response automatically unlocks all doors, the battery terminal from the cable, shuts off the fuel and turns on the warning hazards and lights.

Driving Experience

I was to test all the Volkswagen Passat from the base model on up to the VR6 SEL Premium. The ride quality is no matter the engine type or level. Handling is confidence-inspiring and

I like the tighter steering, requires fewer turns of the to corner, and feels more than other mid-size

The German-built 3.6L, VR6 engine on the 3.6L SEL Premium model is so that it boosts the Passat luxe Audi territory luxury brand.) If there been a VW badge slapped on the wheel, I wouldn#8217;t have that I was driving a VW instead of the brand.

A turbo diesel turns this ample family car into an eco-friendly gas getting a substantial 43 mpg on the highway, still offering the drive of a Euro-built internal combustion rather than a softer, spirited hybrid ride. we weren#8217;t able to confirm it, VW that the Passat TDI (turbo model) can cruise up to 795 miles on a tank.

All Volkswagens, including the Passat, standard with no-cost which includes oil changes, rotations, general tune-ups for years or 36,000 miles.

And Tech

An attractive large sound system is standard, a Fender Premium system as an option. A leather, multi-function wheel gives real-time consumption and remaining mileage.

connectivity for hands-free phone is standard, as are dual climate which the Honda Accord and Camry don#8217;t have.

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