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2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Chevrolet Impala

  2012 Volkswagen Passat 2012 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LS Retail Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,590
$25,760
Invoice $19,746 $24,729
MPG
City/Highway
20/43 18/30
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
6.6
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A massive rear seat and better-than-hybrid highway fuel economy mask the slight loss of refinement and nimble road feel in the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Read Full Review The 2012 Impala has a dated design and lacks excitement, but a stronger, smoother powertrain should make its simple layout and excellent interior space more palatable. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Amazing rear-seat leg room
  • TDI's hybrid-beating fuel economy
  • Spare bodywork's minimalist details
  • Steers and rides, for the most part, like the old Passat

Dislikes:

  • Five-cylinder's dull responses
  • Plenty of grainy plastic inside
  • Wind and road noise
  • Features list is full of potholes

Likes:

  • A truly large interior
  • Plenty of cargo space
  • Cushy highway ride
  • Strong new powertrain

Dislikes:

  • Anonymous exterior
  • Dowdy interior
  • Lacks navigation, USB
  • Soft, flat front seats
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