Is the Passat TDI a good car?

Is the Passat TDI a good car?

With its neatly tailored styling, accommodating cabin, composed handling and refined ride, the Passat will very likely impress you on a test-drive. But its appeal runs deeper than that, as it is the only car in its segment available with a fuel-sipping diesel (TDI) engine.

Does a 2013 Passat use def?

Volkswagen uses DEF (it’s called AdBlue, a brand name, in the owner’s manual) to help the larger, heavier Passat meet emission requirements. It’s the same for the Touareg SUV TDI.

How much DEF does a 2013 Passat hold?

The adblue tank filler of your Volkswagen Passat Saloon is under the fuel cap door next to the diesel filler portal. The capacity of your Volkswagen Passat Saloon’s adblue tank is 3.44 Gallons / 13 Liter and should be sufficient for 6 250 miles according to the manufacturer.

What year did Volkswagen start using DEF?

I think EGR was required in 2004, DPF in 2007, and DEF injection in 2010 (unless they found a different way of meeting EPA requirements).

What kind of mpg does a Volkswagen Passat get?

The 2.5-liter Passat comes standard with a five-speed manual transmission and gets an EPA-estimated 22/32/26 mpg city/highway/combined. An optional six-speed automatic transmission changes those numbers ever so slightly to 22/31/25 mpg.

What’s the price of a 2013 Volkswagen Passat?

A base 2013 Volkswagen Passat S, with the 2.5-liter engine and manual transmission, starts at a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of $21,640. If you prefer an automatic, that means the Appearance Package (includes alloy wheels) for another $2,100.

When did the new VW Passat come out?

The Passat was redesigned in 2012, and for 2013 has a few minor changes, namely a new center console with rear air vents in the SE and higher trims, and a backup camera in the SEL. Compare the 2013…

How big is the trunk of a Volkswagen Passat?

With 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space, the Passat’s trunk feels plenty big for a family. You have the option to expand the trunk even farther by folding the rear seatbacks jointly, or just folding one side or the other. For comparison, the Kia Optima is on the lower end of this car class with a 15.4-cubic-foot trunk.