2013 vw passat se




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  • Motor Trend reviews the Volkswagen Passat where consumers can find of the Year wasn't enough, more recently a Volkswagen Passat SE came out .

    Volkswagen Passat price range, seller's blue book values, buyer's price, The TDI turbodiesel Passat spans a range of $27, (SE) to $33, (SEL.

    Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top.

    2013 vw passat se

    2013 vw passat se

    The Passat's most impressive feature is its Driver Head Protection good. The SE version adds a six-disc in-dash CD changer just when those changers themselves are being bypassed in favor of streaming audio in vehicles like the Ford Fusion and Hyundai Sonata, even the upcoming Toyota Camry. I love the style. The standard-issue, horsepower, five-cylinder Passat doesn't quite match the benchmarks in the mid-size sedan segment.

    2013 vw passat se

    2013 vw passat se

    2013 vw passat se

    2013 vw passat se

    2013 vw passat se

    Volkswagen Passat (VW) Review, Ratings, Specs, Prices, and Photos - The Car Connection

    The VW Passat was redesigned in , and and it's a larger, more affordable car than Passats of the past. It was time for a reboot, and reboot it did in a massive way. Today's Passat is bigger, less complex, and it's built in Tennessee, all in the name of bringing it closer in line with the mass market here, in terms of price and interior space and fuel economy.

    Now selling strongly, the Passat has added a new dimension to the VW reputation for engineering--this time, for engineering it into something more pocketbook-friendly.

    2013 vw passat se

    It's grown longer and wider in the process, and that's a key virtue of the latest Passat that's immediately apparent in its look. It's pure Volkswagen, and tame by almost any standard, but attractive and refined in a way that some of the more bawdy four-doors are not.

    It's big but not bulky, especially at the front end where a delicately rendered grille might be its best detail. The cabin's pure throwback to the VWs of the s, with a horizontal layout that leaves everything to the imagination, and makes the last Passat look like an orgy of curves. It's a bluntly appealing place to work, even if it's only roughly the equal of the cabin in a Fusion or an Altima or a Legacy, and nothing like the outgoing Passat's tightly grained, rich-feeling environment.

    2013 vw passat se

    Work is what the base five-cylinder engine has to do to win over fans. It's free of flair, and delivers its understated horsepower in an unenthusiastic way through either a manual or automatic transmission to the front wheels. No worries--it's the turbodiesel you want anyway, as much for its eager off-the-line torque as for its mpg highway rating with the manual, though we'd always opt for the dual-clutch automatic unless we lived, ate, and breathed hypermiling.

    There's a V-6 option with horsepower and a more muscular attitude, but it seems opulent and indulgent in such a bare, restrained car. Road manners are as close to the outgoing Passat as they possibly can be, given the stretch in wheelbase, with minor differences in steering feel in the TDI's partly electrified system, and due to tire sizes.

    Still, the Passat is a large car, so it's not nimble in the strictest sense of the word--it just carries its size well. The Passat's gained its family-sedan status in one big way. The rear seat is tremendous, bigger than the bench in an Azera or an Avalon, with the kind of ease of entry and exit we're used to getting in a minivan.

    2013 vw passat se

    The trunk's also pretty vast. But it's also earned excellent safety scores, and adds a rearview camera on some models this year, addressing a real dearth of useful safety technology. It remains shy of some infotainment and luxury features, either altogether or specifically on some models and combinations. The Passat S doesn't have rear-seat air vents. Only the V-6 SEL has an option for real leather seats, though the synthetic stuff on most other models does a tough, convincing job.

    We're sold on the packaging, but when it comes to a specific Passat, the TDI is the hands-down choice. If those attributes top your shopping list for a new family sedan, the Passat rules--knowing there may be better values, better lookers and better straight-line performers out there. In , Volkswagen admitted diesel engines in this model illegally cheated federal tests and polluted beyond allowable limits. As part of unprecedented settlements with federal and state governments, Volkswagen agreed to buyback from owners diesel-equipped models of this vehicle.

    Pros & Cons of my 2013 Volkswagen Passat



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