Volkswagen has a reputation for building fun and reliable sedans, and the Passat is the flagship of the company. This vehicle boasts a variety of upgrades in 2012, intended to increase North American sales and develop more rapport with American drivers. Here are some of the most impressive aspects of the all-new Volkswagen Passat:
Engine Power and Performance
The 2012 Passat features an all-new powertrain, and its 2.5-liter inline five-cylinder engine can produce up to 170 hp and 172 ft-lbs of torque. This engine seeks to blend power and efficiency, and with 22 mpg in the city and 32 mpg on the highway, it succeeds with flying colors. For those that want a little more excitement under the hood, the Passat has an optional 3.6-liter V-6 capable of 280 horsepower, coupled with a DSG transmission for smooth and fast shifts.
As an Insurance Institute of Highway Safety top pick, the new Passat does more than protect passengers during accidents—it helps prevent them as well. With anti-lock brakes and hydraulic brake assist, the Passat can help keep drivers from losing control during wet driving conditions. An intelligent crash response system turns off the fuel pump and unlocks the doors in the event of a collision, and a crash-optimized front end can help disperse energy away from passengers and drivers in the event of a head-on collision.
A Bluetooth-compatible cabin and multi-functional steering wheel make it possible to stay connected to your music and mobile device without taking your hands off the wheel or your eyes off the road. What’s more, the Passat has a premium touchscreen navigation system that can ensure that your commute is speedy and traffic-free.
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