The 2012 Volkswagen Passat comes with a starting MSRP of $19,995

Volkswagen of America released today the pricing of the new Passat, underlining that it brings the German quality and class-leading standard features for less than $20,000. The entry-level version has a price of $19,995 and features a 2.5-liter unit coupled to a six-speed manual transmission. The engine in question is able to offer a total output of 170 horsepower and 239 Nm of torque.

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat

At the exterior, the Germans fitted the cheapest variant of the new Passat with 16-inch steel wheels while inside you get power windows, steering wheel with audio controls, a dual-zone climate system and Bluetooth connectivity. For extra $3,000 you get the SE version which comes in addition with a six-speed automatic transmission and a new set of 16-inch alloy wheels.

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat

A total of eight equipment levels are available for this unit, the SEL Premium trim level which has a price of $29,895 brings other features such as sport seats, keyless access, a new Fender Premium Audio System, sunroof and a navigation system. If you want more power, you can opt for the VW Passat 3.6L SE which starts at $28,995. This version comes with a 3.6-liter VR6 engine able to deliver 280 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque returning a fuel consumption of 8.3 liters/100 km when mated to a six-speed DSG gearbox.

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat

We talked about the entry-level version, thus, let’s have a look at the most expensive version of the new Volkswagen Passat. With a price of $32,950, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat 3.6L SEL Premium brings a new leather upholstery, a 8-way power passenger seat, wood and chrome trim, driver seat memory and a new navigation system.

2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Volkswagen Passat

If your main goal is to achieve an optimized fuel consumption, then Volkswagen offers a range of diesel units that are not providing too much power but at least are doing well at the fuel economy chapter. To be more precise, we talk about a 2.0-liter TDI Clean Diesel unit able to deliver 140 horsepower and 319 Nm of torque. Thanks to a fuel consumption of just 5,4 liters/100 km, the German model offers a driving range of almost 1300 kilometers on a single fuel tank. Find more about the features, engines and other information of each equipment level by checking the press release below.

Source: Volkswagen

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