A five-passenger mid-size wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon is only available with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine and the six-speed automatic DSG transmission. The engine produces 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque which is available at just 1,800 rpm. On the inside, Bluetooth connectivity and a new touch-screen audio system are part of the long list of standard features.Read more Read less
The Passat got stripped down to basics for 2009, so a few things were added for 2010 to fill out the package. The automatic transmission has been replaced with Volkswagen's 6-speed DSG transmission with TipTronic shifting. The steering wheel got a major upgrade to being leather-wrapped and multi-functional and Bluetooth is now standard. New 17-inch wheels are standard, too, with optional 18-inch wheels and sport suspension available this year.
High-tech new DSG transmission; agile handling with a smooth ride; roomy interior
For being in the same category as Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, the Passat offers many upscale features standard, such as heated windshield washer nozzles. It's also got plenty of space inside for people and gear in either sedan or wagon form, with a reasonably powerful turbocharged engine to haul it all around. The Passat may not have the fuel sipping TDI clean diesel engine as an option, but even-so, it turns in a respectable 22 mpg in the city and 31 mpg on the highway.
Passat-4 Cyl. Turbo