2013 Volkswagen Passat User Reviews

2013 Volkswagen Passat Review Ratings

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"storage" 2 reviews
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Aaron writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat S w/ Appearance Review
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5

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Room, Efficiency, Quality, Price

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Lackluster performance, No standard floor mats (extra charge), buggy Bluetooth.

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Drive One. You'll Be Glad You Did. — I've had the car for about six months now as a new lease. So far, I feel that the car has plenty of power for anyone's daily needs as well as handling to keep up with its German heritage. However, it is no sports car by any means. It is a beautiful car to look at and turns head everywhere I go. I actually prefer some of its design cues over the design of my Volvo (which I have also reviewed, a 2009 S80). The reason I say this is that it would appeal to a larger audience than the niche-market Volvo. Also, it is much larger inside than its competition, the Accord, Camry, Optima, Sonata or Maxima. It easily accommodates FOUR people of my dimensions of 6' 8" at 315 lbs and remains comfortable for at least four hours. It's incredibly solid and well-built by the fine folks in my community of Chattanooga, TN. My only beef with the car is its Bluetooth system. It cannot understand a thing I say (and I'm an articulate and full-voiced native english speaker). Other than that, it's supremely efficient and charming. If you're considering any of the afore-mentioned competition, you owe it to yourself to check the Passat.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Cdallaird writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat SE w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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A lot of power for larger, luxury sedan. Comfortable. Great Ride, smooth and quiet. Reliable.

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Brakes seem to run down differently, heavy smell of degrading when run hard.

Cdallaird
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Great Vehicle, Highly Recommended And Would Definitely Buy Again. — Great car. Would definitely recommend to anybody looking for a larger vehicle. I had looked at a jetta, but wanted something a bit bigger. I use the space. I am a volunteer firefighter/EMT and FT EMT. I often respond to calls in my car and it has not let me down yet. From quick acceleration, quick stops, evasive maneuvers and quick tight turns. I have had no complaints. The car hugs the road, never feel like it is going to lose traction, tight steering just the slight move of the wheel the vehicle reacts. Through the snow and rain if you know how to drive in the weather this car will impress you with how well it drives. The all-inclusive maintenance free warranty I don't pay for standard service. Overall an awesome vehicle and will be holding onto it for a long while.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brad writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE Review
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The TDI engine.

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Nothing yet.

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Excellent. — Brand new. Power is good. Looking forward to my first trip. Warms up pretty quickly. Very roomy inside. The computer telling me distance to empty and average consumption is a nice touch. Needs winter tires though. Haven't filled it yet so I have no idea about fuel mileage. Just what the computer tells me...

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Rolf_Hamerquist writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE w/ Sunroof Review
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Great gas mileage.  Good styling, comparable to BMW & LEXUS in looks, handling, and build.

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Not as much acceleration as gas at highway speeds, still pretty good.

Rolf_Hamerquist
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Great Long Distance Driver — We were driving over 25,000 miles per year, primarily putting mileage on 2007 Dodge 1500 Mega Cab SLT. Gas costs were significant as we were only getting 15 mpg tops in Dodge 1500. To that end we leased a 2013 Passat for ourselves, and would get approximately 50 mpg for interstate driving (no dawdling, driving approximately 75-85 mph). We get less for regular commuting (living in Colorado mountains and driving up and down pass), but still near 43-45 mpg. Does not have much power at high speeds, plenty at low speeds with torque. Still, very easy and fun to drive. Easily hauls 2-3 people, or 2 with hockey equipment, cargo compartment is large.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nordata writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL Premium Review
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If nothing else the Passat exudes understated elegance. But there's so much more... Fuel economy, ride, comfort, quietness. The Passat is that one lady at the party who needs no makeup nor jewelery to turn every head in the place.

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Can't decide whether to keep her clean in the garage and drive my A5 TDI (which I really like) or take her out and get her dirty because this car is just so nice to drive.

Nordata
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Tdi Sel — Likes or dislikes? Not tough to answer really... That is if you understand that a VW badge combined with a diesel engine in this class of car is both somewhat special and perhaps foreign to many potential buyers. For those of us used to VW, we already understand much of the thinking and engineering placed in this car. It's different from most. My wife and I chose this vehicle because of its design and the general "feel" of quality. Understand... The Passat is by no means an economy car. The Passat is a relatively expensive car that will return stellar economy. As with other VW products I suspect the Passat will demand proper service. Take this into consideration before making a purchase, then go buy one. You won't be sorry!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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kariell writes:
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE w/ Sunroof and Nav Review
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Car has lots of space, both for people and cargo.  The backseat room is fantastic!  The style is very classy and it's a lot of fun to drive.  Gas mileage (41 - 45 mph on my combo city-highway commute) is great for a mid-size sedan!

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A little loud while idling, but that's to be expected with the deisel engine.  Some initial maintenance issues, but they've been corrected and I was helped by VW for trouble.

kariell
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A Great Family Car! — I'm really enjoying this car after driving a 2001 Honda Civic EX for 12 years. The ride is smooth, the car has lots of power and the gas mileage is great. The sounds system is excellent as well. Good purchase so far!

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2014 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

One Of The Best Sedans On The Road. By Ventura

I've driven a lot of cars and this is one of my all time favorites. The Passat TDI even as a base car comes nicely loaded, the SEL has some added luxuries that make longer drives even nicer. The inter... Read More

Good Family Car By cindimarie2

owned the jetta tdi with a 6 speed transmission, prior to buying, the Passat is has a better ride feel and larger back seat, although the jetta had less road noise and the feel of more power with the ... Read More

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2012 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Good Family Car By Chrismax

Good gas mileage, lots of room for a family. 2012 model year did not have back up cam or rear seat a/c vents which is a must with kids in the back seat. would recommend the Passat. Carefree mainten... Read More

Looks Good And Drives Great! Exceptional Gas Mileage!! By Pennman88

Terrific family car if you don't want and SUV! Tons of room through the car and is drives great! The TDi provides exceptional gas mileage!! Given that VW also makes Audi, I would have love to have ... Read More

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2010 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

3d Passat And No Wonder! By nedm

This 2010 is truly the last of the good performance Passats. VW blew it with the underpowered 2012+. It is simply a blast to drive. The 2.0L turbo w/ 200 hp is amazingly responsive and FAST! No wonder... Read More

It Has So Many Options You Wont Be Disappointed! By Robertg13

It is an amazing car. The quaility is superior to many cars produced today and has much more than many that are 15 to 20K more. No one will be disappoint when they have a car that is like this. Read More

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2009 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Audi Styling & Handling At Vw Pricing. By skyhawk182

Couldn't be happier with the Passat Wagon. Large storage use, handles like a dream and wonderful styling inside and out (but of course the 2012 version has been dummied down to look and drive like a ... Read More

Chris Thomas By Chris

Great quality car VW has really outdone themselves. It is very responsive and has great power especially in the 3.6 version. Handling is great for the size of the car. It is funny to race people in... Read More

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2008 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Vw Is Amazing By tallfrothy1

LOVE THIS CAR!! Its sleek and and has much more pickup than im used to in a sedan. Would recommend this car to anyone who wants something fast as well as stylish. Gas mileage is a con but not a deal b... Read More

Awesome And Clean By Tiff5516

I bought this car after having a 5 series BMW, and I have to say I was pretty impressed with how it drove and how comfortable it was. I was of course nervous it would be a nori bile downgrade, but it ... Read More

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