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2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Toyota Avalon

  2012 Volkswagen Passat 2012 Toyota Avalon
MSRP
$20,590
$33,195
Invoice $19,746 $29,876
MPG
City/Highway
20/43 19/28
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.0
/ 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 A classy, comfortable near-luxury sedan, the 2012 Toyota Avalon has a more modern look but traditional big-car handling and smooth performance. Read Full Review
Likes &
Dislikes

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:

  • Cushy ride
  • Quick in a straight line
  • Confident, light steering
  • Very comfortable seats
  • Luxury equipment list

Dislikes:

  • Lots of body roll
  • Conservative looks
  • Some glitzy interior trim
  • Overlaps Lexus pricing
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