2012 Volkswagen New Midsize Sedan
Volkswagen introduces the replacement for the Passat.
Volkswagen PassatFor better or worse, Volkswagen wants to be Toyota. In the past few years, the German brand has announced wildly ambitious sales goals and heavily de-contented its base models, all in the name of competing with the Japanese juggernaut. The replacement for the current Passat should follow the mold set by the 2011 Jetta — larger and significantly cheaper than its predecessor — while targeting Honda Accord and Toyota Camry buyers. It's an admirable goal, but we can't help wondering if quality will suffer in the process.
Price: $20,000 (est.)
On Sale: Spring 2011