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Auto Center Volkswagen
(401) 846-1310
1215 W Main Rd
Middletown, RI
 
Speedcraft Volkswagon
(401) 783-3303
104 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI
 
Barrys Dartmouth Honda Volkswagon
(508) 996-6800
26 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
 
Fortiers Auto Sales and Service Inc
(508) 674-6846
605 Globe Street
Fall River, MA
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New England Roadside, LLC
(401) 207-0718
PO Box 4962
Middletown, RI
 
Speedcraft Chrysler Dodge Volkswagen
(401) 792-3300
84 Old Tower Hill Rd
Wakefield, RI
 
Fiore Pontiac Gmc Volkswagen
(401) 822-4400
525 Quaker Ln
West Warwick, RI
 
Barrys Dartmouth Volkswagen Foreign
(508) 999-4573
42 State Rd
Dartmouth, MA
 
Ralphs Chevrolet Cadillac Oldsmobile
(508) 996-6266
361 State Rd
N Dartmouth, MA
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Soda Motors
(401) 846-7632
312 Connell Hwy
Newport, RI

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2012 Volkswagen Passat

June 14, 2011 by Alison Lakin

2012 Volkswagen Passat

Toyota’s Camry and Honda’s Accord have been the standout favorites in the hotly contested mid-size sedan segment for years - a segment that requires a car to have a near-perfect combination of factors to stand out from the crowd. Last year, the Hyundai  Sonata  made waves by offering a new level of design and technology componentry, and Volkswagen is also looking to make a statement (albeit a different one) with the 2012 Passat. Its complete overhaul has seen the Passat grow four inches in length, offer more features, and – perhaps most importantly – drop thousands in price to a sub-$20,000 starting MSRP. New to the Passat as well is a segment-first turbo-diesel engine (TDI), which returns 43 mpg highway and is offered alongside 2.5-liter and V-6 engines. While the engineering is all German, this Passat is the first to be built at Volkswagen’s new Chattanooga, Tennessee plant. And the automaker took particular steps to create a Volkswagen specific to the American buyer. Case in point: Europe’s Passat is nearly entirely different; our Passat has more room and a unique look. All of this seems to herald the start of a different direction for Volkswagen, but with the Accord and Camry expecting redesigns for 2012 and 2013, it’s still up in the air whether it’s the right one.
 
2012 Volkswagen Passat


2012 Volkswagen Passat


2012 Volkswagen Passat
What's to Like 
Leg- and headroom in the rear is spacious and accommodates most passengers comfortably. The addition of a TDI engine is great for those who may not want a hybrid but are concerned with fuel economy. The trunk is cavernous, and the touchscreen interface is fantastically easy to use and intuitive. Pricing is on par with the rest of the segment. Three years or 36,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance sweetens the pot.
 
What's Not to Like 
Drive quality is not up to Volkswagen standards, especially concerning is the steering and handling. Exterior design is ho-hum – and it looks a little too similar to the Jetta , and while the interior quality is high, it’s nothing special to look at. A power driver’s seat and USB port should be standard. 
 
The Drive: 
Driving Impressions 
Mid-size sedans on the market aren’t known for their cornering abilities, and that’s an expected trait of the segment. So like most, the new Passat has focused on comfort, softening the ride to make it more forgiving over the road’s imperfections. It results in a smooth journey, but one that tends to have plenty of body roll in corners. Vague, indirect steering doesn’t help anything either. Still, the Passat has an engine for every type of driver. The TDI is torquey and fun, giving you plenty of low-end power, while the 2.5-liter is a less robust...

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