2012 Volkswagen Passat

2013 Nissan Sentra Driven, BMW Recall, Tesla Dealership Woes: Car News Headlines
2013 Nissan Sentra Driven, BMW Recall, Tesla Dealership Woes: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you our first drive of the new 2013 Nissan Sentra, and tell you all about Scion's new Motivate campaign. Mercedes-Benz has confirmed a new C Class convertible and A. Kahn Design has given the 2013 Porsche Cayenne a makeover. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Video Road Test

We've waved goodbye to The Car Connection's first Six-Month Road Test vehicle. But before we let our 2012 VW Passat TDI rejoin its home fleet, one final road trip was in order--and so was a video road test. The Passat's been an excellent long-distance road trip companion, netting us almost 46 mpg...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Fusion Video Road Test, Nissan Altima Recall: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we take a look at the 2013 Ford Fusion in our latest video road test, and we compare the 2013 Cadillac ATS against the 2013 BMW 3-Series. Lincoln opens its own design center and Porsche is preparing its first modern four-cylinder engine. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: A Bigger Back Seat Than A...

After spending the past half-year with our 2012 VW Passat during its Six-Month Road Test, we're pretty familiar with its vast talents. Chief among them: a huge back seat, one that's easily the biggest we've seen in a mid-size sedan, one that's made even more useful by tall, wide rear doors...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: What Happens When Nothing Happens?

Our VW Passat TDI is entering the home stretch, after more than 7000 miles of trouble-free driving with just a lapsed satellite-radio service and an advanced odometer to show for its advancing age. Until today, when it greeted us with an overhead interior light and a radio blast, but a locked...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: 45.9 Miles Per Gallon, And Less

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 VW Passat has passed the halfway mark, and with 6500 miles on its odometer, the turbodiesel sedan has been getting a workout on the interstates that run up the East Coast--mostly, I-85, with some I-65 and I-81 sprinkled in for good measure. One of the reasons we...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Do You Really Need An SUV?

A five-seat crossover vehicle sounds like the ideal solution to a family's needs, but won't a sedan do the same job nearly as well? Every time we get in the HGM Six-Month Road Test Passat, we end up at the same punctuation mark. Of course, the Passat begs the question--it's one of the biggest...Read More»

GM CUE interface - 2013 Cadillac XTS
Jeep Compass Dead, Cadillac's CUE, 2012 Passat TDI: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Chrysler Town & Country is going to morph into a crossover and a Nissan Leaf beat a Nissan 370Z in a drag race. We give an update on our 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI's Six-Month Road Test, and Jeep is killing the Compass. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI Six-Month Road Test
2012 VW Passat Six-Month Road Test: Wash, Wax, And 40.5 MPG

It's been nearly a month since we took delivery of our Six-Month Road Test sedan, the 2012 VW Passat TDI. In that time, it's rarely sat in Park for more than a day or two in the garage. Mostly, the TDI's been on the interstates and on long-distance treks, accumulating more than 3000 miles as it...Read More»

2014 Porsche 918 Spyder prototype
2014 Infiniti G37, 2013 Audi Q7, Porsche 918 Spyder: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Ferrari's going to sell a hybrid supercar and Tony Hawk jumped over a Lexus LFA. Audi teased an electric bike and Infiniti is preparing the next-generation G37. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Should you go to jail if you text a...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test, Durham, North Carolina
2012 Volkswagen Passat Six-Month Road Test: A First Look At Quality

Our Six-Month Road Test of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI rolls on, and as it approaches a full thousand miles and a fully broken-in powertrain, we've taken a closer look at how our particular Passat measures up from a customer perspective in one critical way--initial quality. Picking up a...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Scion FR-S Convertible Rumored, VW Jetta GLI Driven: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a VW Passat TDI set a new world record for driving on a single tank of diesel, and Ford beefed up its summer production schedule. Rumors surfaced regarding a Scion FR-S convertible and a Fisker Karma might have caused a house fire. All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

2013 Scion FR-S
2013 Audi Q5, 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI, 2013 Scion FR-S: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear media, we add another vehicle to our six-month road test fleet and we reviewed the 2013 Scion FR-S. Nissan recalled the 2012 Titan and Travis Pastrana gets a mullet. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. A new study found women like smaller...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Our Six-Month Road Test fleet is growing. Just three weeks ago, our first-ever SMRT car, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, took up light housekeeping at our Portland bureau. This week, the 2012 VW Passat TDI has descended on Atlanta HQ for an extended stay, and we have big plans for the big four-door...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat recall The larger of the two recalls is for certain 2012 model year Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with 2.0-liter TDI clean...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat & Routan Recalled

Volkswagen fans, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Volkswagen has issued a recall for two of its 2012 models -- the Passat and the Routan. The good news is that both recalls are fairly small, affecting less than 200 vehicles all together. The 2012 Passat recall is the bigger of...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Four Family Sedans To Watch In 2012: Video

Some of the most popular family sedans have just undergone refreshes and feature new sheetmetal, powertrains, and technology. We took a moment to talk about these cars in this video of four family cars to watch in 2012. Of course, two of the most popular family sedans were just reinvented for the...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
Kelley Blue Book’s 10 Best Family Cars Of 2012 – And How We Rate Them

Here at FamilyCarGuide, we’re always keen on annual lists of the best family cars, something we know a fair deal about. So, it is with interest that we compare Kelley Blue Book’s recently announced 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 with rankings from our sister publication TheCarConnection...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck Of The Year: The Finalists

The 2012 North American Car of the Year awards are due to be announced at next month's 2012 Detroit auto show, but the finalists are now decided--and have been announced at a press conference in Detroit. The finalists for the North American Car of the Year are: Ford Focus Hyundai Elantra VW Passat...Read More»

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