The higher the score, the cleaner the vehicle's emissions are.
2012 Volkswagen Passat Overview
The 2012 Volkswagen Passat comes with a choice of powertrains: a 170-horspower, 2.5-liter, inline five-cylinder with either a 5-speed manual or a 6-speed automatic transmission; a 2.0-liter, turbocharged, inline four-cylinder diesel called the TDI with one of two 6-speed transmissions, either a real manual or a Direct Shift Gearbox, which is an electronically shifted, dual-clutch, automatic manual; and a 280-horsepower, 3.6-liter V6 with the DSG. Passat 2.5L comes in three trim levels. Passat 2.5L S ($19,995) includes automatic, dual-zone climate control system and Bluetooth connectivity.