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Following a pattern set with the new Jetta, Volkswagen’s new Passat for 2012 is bigger and a whole lot cheaper — the a base price is about $7,000 lower than the outgoing model.

When the 2012 Passats begin appearing at Volkswagen dealerships, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise: the new Passat, now built in the United States, carries a base price of just $19,995!

The base Passat comes with standard five-cylinder power, a five-speed manual transmission, power windows/locks/mirrors, cruise control, automatic climate control, and Bluetooth. The five-cylinder can be optioned up from base to SEL trim that carries a pricetag of $29,895, while it adds on leather, remote start, and power front seats.

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI starts with the SE model priced at $25,995. The 2.0 TDI Clean Diesel 4-cylinder unit produces 140-hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. Mated to a 6-speed DSG transmission, the 2012 Passat TDI gets 43 mpg on the highway and a range of approximately 800 miles. The diesel range tops out with the Passat TDI SEL Premium for $32,195.

“The 2012 Passat is a true Volkswagen, offering German engineering, class-leading standard features, and superior fuel economy, all for a remarkable value,” said Jonathan Browning, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. Browning also said Volkswagen will demonstrate its commitment to the U.S. market by building the Passat at its new plant in Chattanooga, Tenn.

2012 Passat Pricing
Model Price Features
2.5L – S (man) $19,995 16″ steel wheels, six-speed manual transmission, Automatic dual-zone climate control, power locks & windows, body color mirror and door handles, Bluetooth connectivity, steering wheel audio controls, 8-way manual driver seat, center armrest w/integrated storage box
2.5L – S w Appearance (auto) $22,690 + Six-speed automatic transmission, 16″ alloy wheels, rear center armrest w/storage
2.5L – SE (man) $23,725 17″ alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, sliding front center armrest
2.5L – SE (auto) $24,825 + Six-speed automatic transmission
2.5L – SE w Sunroof $25,625 + Sunroof
2.5L – SE w Sunroof/Navi $26,795 + RNS 315 Navigation with Mobile Device Interface (MDI)
2.5L – SEL $28,395 + RNS 510 Navigation, Fender Premium Audio System, Homelink, comfort sport seats, interior chrome accents, wood grain interior décor, exterior chrome accents
2.5L – SEL Premium $29,895 + leather seating surfaces, keyless access and remote start, fog lights, driver seat memory, 8-way power passenger seat
TDI – SE $25,995 17″ alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette seating, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, sliding front center armrest
TDI – SE w Sunroof $27,895 + Six-speed DSG automatic transmission, sunroof
TDI – SE w Sunroof/Navi $29,495 + 18″ alloy wheels, RNS 315 Navigation, Mobile Device Interface (MDI), fog lights, exterior chrome accents
TDI – SEL Premium $32,195 + Leather seating surfaces, comfort sport seats, keyless access and remote start, RNS 510 Navigation, Fender Premium Audio System, driver seat memory, wood grain interior décor, 8-way power passenger seat, interior chrome accents
3.6L – SE w Sunroof $28,995 Six-speed DSG automatic transmission18″ alloy wheels, V-Tex leatherette seating, sunroof, 8-way power driver seat, heated front seats, comfort sports seats, touchscreen Premium VIII radio, Fender Premium Audio System, Multi-Function leather-wrapped steering wheel, aluminum trim dash and middle console, exterior chrome window trim, chrome dual exhaust, fog lights, sliding front center armrest
3.6L – SE w Sunroof/Navi $30,595 + RNS 315 Navigation, MDI, exterior chrome accents
3.6L – SEL Premium $32,950 Leather seating surfaces, keyless entry with remote start, RNS 510 navigation, driver seat memory, wood grain interior décor, 8-way power passenger seat, interior chrome accents
Destination $770 All prices exclude destination

Chart: Volkswagen of America

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  • luca

    new tdi sel passat for 32 ,950,- made in usa i think i will buy the mercedes tdi for that over price at least i have some good looking and classy car.