The Toyota Camry became the best-selling car in the U.S. by giving families safe and uncomplicated transportation. Now Volkswagen wants in, positioning its 2012 Passat to grab a chunk of the midsize sedan market.
The new Passat comes out with a 2.5-liter engine, displacement that neatly fits the segment, and fuel economy in the mid-20s. Its roomy cabin fits five in comfort, and it has a long trunk. All of these factors make it compare with the Camry, Accord, Altima, and Fusion.
But it is not entirely content to run with the pack. Its engine has five cylinders … Read more