Posted By RichC on August 24, 2011
VW doesn’t offer a gas-electric hybrid Passat model to compete with the Camry’s hybrid model or Ford Motor’s Fusion and Hyundai Sonota hybrids. Instead, it has a smooth-performing 2.0 liter diesel engine that’s rated at 43 miles per gallon on the highway. The new Passat gets an eye-popping highway range of up to 795 miles on a tank of gas. Take that, Nissan Leaf.
More important, the new Passat has a lower base price. The cheapest car starts at $19,995—less than the cheapest 2012 Camry.
EDIT: The new audio system in the Toyota is a step forward tho…