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Volkswagen Passat 2012

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat range of configurations is currently priced from $9,499. Our most recent review of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat resulted in a score of 7 out of 10 for that particular example. You can read the full review here.

This is what Ewan Kennedy liked most about this particular version of the Volkswagen Passat: Cheaper than the more prestigious marques from the same country, Good handling

The 2012 Volkswagen Passat carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

The Volkswagen Passat is also known as the Volkswagen Dasher, the Volkswagen Quantum, the Volkswagen Santana, the Volkswagen Corsar, the Volkswagen Magotan (China) and the Volkswagen Carat in markets outside Australia.

Volkswagen Passat 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Volkswagen Passat 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Volkswagen Passat 2012: What does the flashing wrench indicator mean?

    Hi Chloe, the wrench symbol is the service indicator light on this generation of Passat. I would take the car to your nearest licenced mechanical repairer and have them read the fault codes logged in the ECU, which is basically your car’s brain. Basically, when a part of your car stops working properly it sends an error message to the ECU, which has an error code it can display when the mechanic plugs their scan tool into the computer. This model Passat had an issue where the service light would come on, requiring the ECU’s software to be updated by the dealer. I’d take the car in and see what error codes come up as the first job.

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  • What is causing my '12 VW Passat to shudder in first and second gear?

    The most likely cause of the shudder are the clutches, which probably need to be replaced. It doesn't mean you will have long-term issues with the gearbox, but you could be up for replacing the clutches regularly.

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  • 2012 VW Passat short tyre life span

    We contacted VW on your behalf and asked them to check into your concern. The report we received back from VW was that while the wear does seem unusually excessive for such low mileage it appears that you were not forthcoming on the state of the vehicle, that it had sustained some minor damage, which may have contributed to the excessive tyre wear. If you feel that VW has not provided you with a satisfactory outcome you could consider action under consumer laws.

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Volkswagen Passat 2012 Price and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat 2012 is currently available from $9,499 for the Passat 125 TDI Highline up to $19,990 for the Passat 118 TSI.

Pricing guides

$14,886
Based on 82 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$9,499
Highest Price
$19,990
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
118 TSI Sedan 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO $8,800 $13,200
125 TDI Highline Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $9,900 $14,850
CC 125 TDI Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $12,800 $18,590
CC V6 FSI Sedan 3.6L PULP 6 SP $16,900 $23,540
118 TSI Wagon 1.8L PULP 7 SP AUTO $9,900 $14,850
125 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $11,400 $16,720
Alltrack Wagon 2.0L Diesel 6 SP $11,800 $17,380
V6 FSI Highline Wagon 3.6L PULP 6 SP $14,900 $21,010
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Volkswagen Passat 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1855mm x 1550mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the Volkswagen Passat 2012 Dimensions  include 1472mm height, 1820mm width, 4769mm length.
Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
118 TSI Sedan 1472x1820x4769 mm 155 mm
125 TDI Highline Sedan 1472x1820x4769 mm 136 mm
CC 125 TDI Sedan 1417x1855x4799 mm 136 mm
V6 FSI Highline Sedan 1472x1820x4769 mm 136 mm
118 TSI Wagon 1517x1820x4771 mm 155 mm
125 TDI Highline Wagon 1517x1820x4771 mm 136 mm
Alltrack Wagon 1550x1820x4881 mm 165 mm
V6 FSI Highline Wagon 1517x1820x4771 mm 136 mm
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Volkswagen Passat 2012 Towing capacity

The Volkswagen Passat’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 1800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
118 TSI Sedan 1.8L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1500kg
125 TDI Highline Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
CC 125 TDI Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1800kg
V6 FSI Highline Sedan 3.6L,PULP,6 SP 1500kg
118 TSI Wagon 1.8L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 1500kg
125 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1500kg
Alltrack Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 1800kg
V6 FSI Highline Wagon 3.6L,PULP,6 SP 1500kg
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Volkswagen Passat 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the Volkswagen Passat vary from 17x7.5 inches to 18x8 inches.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
118 TSI Sedan 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
125 TDI Highline Sedan 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
CC 125 TDI Sedan 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
V6 FSI Highline Sedan 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
118 TSI Wagon 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
125 TDI Highline Wagon 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches 235x45 R17 17x7.5 inches
Alltrack Wagon 225x50 R17 17x7 inches 225x50 R17 17x7 inches
V6 FSI Highline Wagon 235x40 R18 18x8 inches 235x40 R18 18x8 inches
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Volkswagen Passat 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The Volkswagen Passat currently offers fuel consumption from 4.9 to 9.7L/100km. The Volkswagen Passat is available with the following fuel types: Diesel and PULP.

Volkswagen Passat Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
125 TDI Highline Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 5.7L/100km
118 TSI Sedan 1.8L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 7.2L/100km
125 TDI Highline Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP 5.7L/100km
118 TSI Wagon 1.8L,PULP,7 SP AUTO 7.5L/100km
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