SE
$6,372 - $8,727
Kelly Blue Book® Fair Market Range

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SE Key Features & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$6,372 - $8,727
New Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
22 City / 31-32 HWY
Horsepower
170
Seats
5

Mechanical Features

  • 2.5L MPFI DOHC 20-valve I5 engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • 6-speed automatic transmission
  • Front wheel drive
  • MacPherson strut front suspension -inc: coil springs, telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
  • Four-link independent rear suspension -inc: telescopic shock absorbers, weight-optimized anti-roll bar, acoustic axle decoupling
  • Hydraulic rack & pinion pwr steering
  • Vented front/solid rear pwr disc brakes
  • Chrome driver-side exhaust tip

Exterior Features

  • 17" "Sonoma" alloy wheels
  • 215/55HR17 all-season tires
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Chrome window surrounds
  • Halogen automatic headlights -inc: coming home function
  • Body-color heated pwr rearview mirrors
  • Intermittent windshield wipers -inc: heated washer nozzles
  • Body-color door handles

Entertainment Features

  • Premium VIII AM/FM stereo w/6-disc in-dash CD/MP3 changer -inc: touchscreen, (8) speakers, aux input
  • Satellite radio
  • Bluetooth connectivity

Interior Features

  • Heated front bucket seats -inc: 8-way pwr driver seat, pwr driver lumbar
  • Rear bench seat -inc: rear center armrest w/storage
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Center console
  • Front/rear cupholders
  • Sliding front center armrest
  • Leather-wrapped multi-function adjustable steering wheel w/audio & phone controls
  • Highline instrument cluster -inc: multi-function display, compass
  • Trip computer
  • Pwr windows
  • Pwr door locks -inc: central locking, key-integrated remote
  • Keyless entry
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Cruise Control
  • Climatronic automatic dual-zone climate control
  • Rear window defroster
  • Aluminum inlays
  • Leatherette side & door panel trim
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Front/rear reading lights
  • Leather-wrapped handbrake grip & shift knob

Safety Features

  • 4-wheel anti-lock braking system (ABS)
  • Hill hold control (HHC)
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • Daytime running lights
  • Dual front airbags
  • Dual front side-impact airbags
  • Front/rear side curtain airbags
  • Child safety rear door locks
  • Emergency trunk release
  • 3-point safety belts for all seating positions -inc: pretensioners

2012 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

4.36
125 Reviews
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2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

I have had trouble with faulty airbag once since owning this vehicle. The overall feeling of performance I have not been disappointed with this car at all, handling is very good with adequate tires. Fuel consumption while commuting or traveling is guaranteed 30+ mpg. Reliability has not been an issue for me, I get regular service when the car is due and haven't had any trouble. My vehicle has the leather option and during long trips I have never felt uncomfortable driving or being passenger as well as being an average height I still have adequate legroom in the back seat. My vehicle came almost basic features but I haven't been missing anything.

- Steven H

Roomy sedan that handles well.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

Problems have included recalls for the steering wheel (or its parts), and airbags. Sensor lights go on randomly and turn off randomly. It has great gas mileage, but I am not sure of the exact number. The trunk is super large for a sedan. I fit two toddlers plus equipment like strollers in the back seat easily. It is not bad in the snow considering it is not 4 wheel or all wheel drive. It is protected me from collisions on major expressways. It has Bluetooth. I wish it had a compass built in. It took me until almost 90k miles before I needed new brakes and new tires.

- Michelle C

Surprisingly durable. The car runs so smooth considering what I put it through.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

Vehicle exhibits no motor problems.. Light fixtures tend to go out often. Dashboard lights give you faulty heads up. No reminder of oil changes. The parts to order on it are quite expensive. Maintenance itself is quite expensive. It is relatively decent on gas. The tank hold a sufficient amount of gas so no repeated stops to the gas station the car is pretty spacious for a sedan. Drive relatively smooth. Overall so far I recommend purchasing it.

- Edgar G

My favorite car ever! Would highly suggest purchasing this vehicle.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

This is my favorite vehicle I've ever owned. Beautiful interior with a nice leather finish. No problems under the hood. We've taken this car on numerous trips and it has performed great every time. Lots of space in the trunk for suitcases and anything else you need to take with you on vacation.

- Brad W

Very reliable and dependable

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

I like it a lot. Never had a problem with it at all. Just regular maintenance. Keep up with all that and you'll have a great vehicle. Very comfortable and affordable as well. Drives smooth and has some very nice features in it as well. I've had it for seven years now and still going strong.

- Toby W

Sleek car with nice features and a well built German car

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

Drives smooth, comfortable, lots of room, good on gas, pretty expensive to repair, nicely built and reliable, nice leather seating, heated seats, easy to drive, nice sleek color and body, does not need premium gas, lots of trunk space, a little troublesome because it is low to the ground

- Samantha K

Very affordable and reliable.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

This is my first car and I have had it for about three years and have had a minimum amount of work done. It is very affordable and reliable. It has yet to give me any significant problems and it runs like its brand new. I could not have asked for a better car.

- Paradise X

My experience with Volkswagen

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

I have had my VW Passat for about four years now and it is a nice car beautiful interior and drives great. The only downside is any repairs that may be needed are quite pricey. Also it's not that easy finding a mechanic who truly knows about German cars.

- Joshua L

Never have had any problems with this car.

2012 Volkswagen Passat SE

It drives very smoothly. Have never had any problems. Very reliable car. Very comfortable. Spacious for a smaller car. My car has basic features but they work wonderfully. Automatic windows, plush seats. I really can't say anything bad about this car.

- Chelsea M

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