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2013 Volkswagen PassatReview
Lori writes:
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The payment wasnt worth it so I didnt buy it.

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Guru94TL59 writes:
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I was pleasantly surprised with the Volkswagen Passat. It’s spacious and handles the road well. I test drove it during the day and again at night. During the night you get a different vibe when everything lights up inside.

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2013 Volkswagen Passat Review
Kristofer89 says:
vs2015 BMW 5 Series
2013 Volkswagen Passat winning categories:
  • Power
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Looks/Style Ranked 2015 BMW 5 Series worse.
"Looks more elegant"
Back Seats Ranked 2015 BMW 5 Series worse.
"They are more comfortable softer and Angel is better.. Also leg room in the back of Passat is incredible"
2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE with SunroofReview
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A Fuel-sipping Champion. — This is a terrific all around family car. The seating is huge, it is fuel efficient, and handles well. The design is spartan and timeless. The only thing I've noticed over time is that the paint doesn't seem durable. It is super comfortable for long road trips especially.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Amazing fuel range

Cons: Some of the fit and finish seems... unfinished

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2013 Volkswagen Passat SEReview
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Great Reliable Car — I drove this car to and from Tampa for two years and never had a moments problem with it. Its enjoyable to drive and looks great. Does very well on gas mileage and handles well in wet conditions. This car has been very reliable and fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Great car, reliable and handles well, good looks. Lots of storage and back seat space.  Very Good on gas mileage.

Cons: none

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2013 Volkswagen Passat SReview
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2.5 Passat S Is A Great Value — i traded a 2011 mb glk for this cpo 2013 passat s. i was looking for a german driving experience at lower cost and happily found it. i test drove 2.5 and 1.8t passats and jettas. the 1.8t jetta was awesome, but i needed more interior room. since i prefer cloth seats i saved $4k by buying a cpo passat s with 2.5 engine. please dont believe the anti 2.5 automotive press reports, the 2.5 is a sweetly solid performer. hitting 80mph entering a highway is easy, so is passing from 70mph. i get 24mpg in the suburbs and 32-36 highway mpg, better when air temp is in 60s, at 70mph. i gave it 4 stars for brakes, ride and noise because i came from a mercedes, but im very happy since my ownership cost is half now that im in a vw.

Pros: low price/good value, solid 2.5 engine, large interior room

Cons: hard to judge when in reverse and parking

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEL PremiumReview
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The Perfect Balance Between Luxury, Performance And Economy — This is a smooth, quiet, comfortable and powerful car that achieves amazing fuel mileage. VW diesels have a quasi cult following and amazing resale values even up to and beyond 200,000 miles. The torque and performance in traffic will spoil you for going back to gasoline power. The only time you will know it is a diesel is at the gas station where you may get the smell on your hands, but otherwise this is the perfect balance between luxury, performance and economy.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Torque, fuel economy and range, amazing seats, Fender Audio - best sound system ever, huge trunk and back seats, the ultimate highway cruiser.

Cons: Initial cost of diesel model,

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE with Sunroof and NavReview
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Better Than A Prius — Awesome gas mileage, avg. 42 around town and 48 on the highway. I love the style/looks, passenger room is huge in the front and back seats. Monster trunk, fun to drive, although not a race car, the. DSG transmission is perfect for this car.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Space, looks, gas mileage

Cons: None

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SEReview
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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

Pros: The TDI engine.

Cons: Nothing yet.

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2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE with SunroofReview
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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

Pros: Great gas mileage.  Good styling, comparable to BMW & LEXUS in looks, handling, and build.

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

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Reviews From Other Years

2020 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Soko1

Vary nice design,engine/s over all great car! Great value! Missing: Maybe some screens in head rests for lil ones to watch : ) Read More

Review By Benoit

* Comfortable and well-equipment with modem amenities. * Very quiet interior at highway speeds. * Very, very fuel efficient, but adequately powerful when needed. * VW includes rubber floor mats by def... Read More

2019 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Andrew

High value, comfort, clean styling and very safe. Highly recommend. Read More

Review By Brandon

This is a very elegantly styled , sophisticated car. It offers an exceptionally , smooth and quiet ride . The engine offers outstanding power, acceleration and fuel efficiency. This is by far , the... Read More

2018 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Tim

So far I love the Passat! The interior is beautiful Read More

Review By Morristransp61

The features are outdated and that’s one of the reasons why it does not justify the high price. It’s missing more refined features such as leather interior and less plastic… a better backup camera and... Read More

2017 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Guru9Y9WQ8

Very nice car. Great price and has a lot of features. Nice riding and comfortable! Read More

Review By Criss

I am really happy with my Passat, it feels really nice to drive, its comfortable, simple, beautiful and elegant. I made the best decision. Read More

2016 Volkswagen Passat Reviews

Review By Javier

Great car!!! good horse power and gas mileage very good interior space this car will be good for city commute or road trips Read More

Review By Guru956JJ8

The V6 engine (which is otherwise stellar) creates way too much torque steer and wheel spin on the front wheel drive Passat. Also, the DSG transmission (V6 model) is jerky at lower speeds. The 1.8... Read More

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