Volkswagen Passat Tops KBB's Top Sedans Under $25k
The sedan has always been the king of new car sales in the United States, even with the various market demand shifts towards trucks, SUVs, and crossovers throughout the years. Because of the sedan's consistency, Kelley Blue Book (KBB) is always sure to place much emphasis and detail on its yearly "10 Best Sedans Under $25,000" list. So, like all lists, everyone wants to know; which model came in at number one? Well, it's no surprise to us here at Boston Volkswagen as the 2012 Passat took home top honors.
Grading on fuel economy, comfort, features, and design, the 2012 Volkswagen Passat beat out several popular competitors to claim the crown. KBB even noted how refreshing it was to see a vehicle take on the competition like the Camry and Accord with its superior styling, efficiency, and performance.
Finely tuned to either a 2.5-liter I5 or 3.6-liter V6 TDI Clean Diesel I4, the Passat comes with the choice of five- or six-speed manual transmissions, or a six-speed automatic, meaning there are plenty of ways to mix and match to find the right blend of economy and performance. Not only that, but the 2012 Passat has been selected for a variety of awards and safety honors such as Cars.com's "Best of 2012," Motor Trend® Car of the Year, and both an IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' and Five-Star Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Combine that performance with a smooth ride, roomy interior, and maneuverable size with a low starting MSRP of $20,765, and it's easy to see why the Volkswagen Passat stands out against the competition. Feel free to look for yourself at Boston Volkswagen, 43 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472, where we're glad to arrange a test drive of the 2012 Passat or any of our other new Volkswagen models like the 2012 Volkswagen GTI and the Tiguan.