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Installed Packages and Options

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  • abs

Vehicle Details

Specifications
Overview
Highlights
Description
Standard Features
  • 18 Bristol alloy wheels
  • 235/45HR18 all-season tires
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Body-color door handles
  • Body-color heated pwr rearview mirrors w/memory
  • Chrome window surrounds
  • Front fog lights -inc: corner lights
  • Halogen automatic headlights -inc: coming home function
  • Intermittent windshield wipers
  • Protective side moldings w/chrome accents
  • Pwr tilt/slide sunroof -inc: sunscreen
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Autumn nut burl interior trim
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • Center console
  • Climatronic automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Cruise Control
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Footwell lighting
  • Front/rear carpeted floor mats
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Heated pwr front sport bucket seats -inc: dual 8-way seat adjusters
  • Highline instrument cluster -inc: multi-function display
  • HomeLink universal garage door opener
  • Keyless entry
  • Leather-wrapped handbrake grip & shift knob
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function adjustable steering wheel w/audio & phone controls -inc: paddle shifters
  • Leatherette side & door panel trim
  • Media device interface (MDI) w/iPod cable
  • Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 changer -inc: touchscreen
  • Pwr door locks -inc: central locking
  • Pwr windows
  • Rear bench seat -inc: rear center armrest w/storage
  • Rear window defroster
  • Remote engine start
  • RNS 510 navigation system
  • Satellite radio
  • Sliding front center armrest
  • Trip computer
  • Vienna leather/Dynamica cloth seating surfaces
  • Wood inlays
  • 3.6L DOHC MPFI 24-valve VR6 engine -inc: variable intake & exhaust cam timing
  • 6-speed DSG automatic transmission
  • Chrome dual exhaust tips
  • Electro-mechanical rack & pinion pwr steering
  • Four-link independent rear suspension -inc: telescopic shock absorbers
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs
  • Vented front/solid rear pwr disc brakes
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners
  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Emergency trunk release
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags

Model Highlights

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat lineup has been completely configured compared to last year's model. It's now offered in three different trims: S, SE and SEL. Among those trims, there are three different powertrains. Base 2.5 S, 2.5 SE and 2.5 SEL models come with a 177-horsepower, 2.5L 5-cylinder engine, offered either with a standard 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. TDI SE and TDI SEL Premium models add the 140-hp, 2.0L TDI diesel 4-cylinder engine, while top-of-the-range 3.6 SE and 3.6 SEL models step up to a 280-horsepower, 3.6L 'VR6' 6-cylinder engine. Both the TDI and VR6 engines come only with a 6-speed dual clutch DSG automatic transmission that can pull of remarkably quick shifts. Base Passats move quickly enough, and the 5-cylinder engine is quite smooth. The VR6 is the performance pick of the lineup; it's especially strong, smooth and responsive. But the TDI might put a smile on a lot of faces; with an EPA highway fuel economy rating of 43 mpg and a meaty 236 pound-feet of peak torque, this engine has more power than you might think and can move up to speed on the highway--or up long grades--without strain. The rack-and-pinion power steering is rather light in parking but well-weighted on the highway, and the Passat has a pretty nimble feel for a mid-size sedan. The new Passat's larger cabin is now truly mid-size, if not larger, with a spacious, airy feel to the interior, enhanced by an instrument panel that doesn't swoop around but rather helps yield the most space in front of driver and passenger. The backseat is very generously sized--with enough headroom and legroom for most adults--and getting in and out is easy. Across the model line, the Passat comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seatback. The 2.5 S model, which starts at $19,995, comes better equipped than most base models; a Bluetooth hands-free interface, air conditioning, remote locking, power accessories, a trip computer, steering-wheel controls and a 6-speaker CD sound system. The SE model adds leatherette upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, power heated side mirrors, an upgraded sound system with touch screen, and 17-inch alloy wheels. 2.5 SEL models bring a much more upscale look and feel with footwell lighting, added chrome trim, sport seats, a backseat ski pass-through and a navigation system. The SEL Premium model gets fog lamps, seat memory settings, push-button start and full leather upholstery. Appointments are similar in TDI models, only the SEL Premium Package includes 18-inch alloys and woodgrain trim. Top 3.6 SE and SEL models also get a sunroof and chrome-tipped dual exhaust system in addition to the SEL Premium equipment. All Passat models include six standard airbags--including side-curtain airbags that cover front and rear occupants--plus standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and hydraulic brake assist.

Equipment

  • Front Wheel Drive
  • Power Steering
  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Tires - Front Performance
  • Tires - Rear Performance
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Generic Sun/Moonroof
  • Automatic Headlights
  • Fog Lamps
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • Mirror Memory
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • CD Changer
  • CD Player
  • Premium Sound System
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • MP3 Player
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Satellite Radio
  • Requires Subscription
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Navigation System
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Bucket Seats
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
  • Driver Adjustable Lumbar
  • Passenger Adjustable Lumbar
  • Seat Memory
  • Pass-Through Rear Seat
  • Rear Bench Seat
  • Cloth Seats
  • Floor Mats
  • Adjustable Steering Wheel
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Windows
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Engine Immobilizer
  • Keyless Start
  • Keyless Entry
  • Power Door Locks
  • Remote Engine Start
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
  • Security System
  • Cruise Control
  • Climate Control
  • Multi-Zone A/C
  • A/C
  • Rear Defrost
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
  • Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror
  • Driver Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Vanity Mirror
  • Driver Illuminated Vanity Mirror
  • Passenger Illuminated Visor Mirror
  • Front Reading Lamps
  • Rear Reading Lamps
  • ABS
  • Traction Control
  • Stability Control
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Emergency Trunk Release

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