Best In Class 2012 Premium Mid-Size Car: Volkswagen Passat
The top satisfying Premium Mid-Size Car is the all-new 2012 Volkswagen Passat. That Volkswagen can pull off this feat in its first year of an all-new design of a car assembled in an all-new assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee is remarkable. It normally takes a couple of years to fine tune the process. The owners of the new Passat gave the car class-leading satisfaction ratings in 21 of 48 attributes that contribute to AutoPacific’s Vehicle Satisfaction Award including: Overall Satisfaction, Exterior Size, Ease of Getting In and Out, Seating Capacity, Rear Seat Comfort, Flexible Seating, Cargo Space, Ease of Unloading Cargo, Image, Power and Acceleration, Fuel Economy, Quality Feeling Controls, Brand of Audio System, Interior Lighting, Environmental Friendliness, Feeling Safe While Driving, Safety Features, Safety Rating, Use of Recyclable Materials, Advanced Powertrain Technology, and Range. With a possible high score of 5.0 on each of 48 characteristics, Passat owners rated the car over 4.6 rating points on: Overall Satisfaction, Exterior Size, Seating Capacity, Reliable/Dependable, Feeling Safe While Driving, Safety Ratings, and Safety Features. The owners were least satisfied in Tire Brand, Size and Appearance and Collision Avoidance Technology. That Volkswagen can add Passat’s 2012 Vehicle Satisfaction Award to its trophy case along side the Motor Trend 2012 Car of the Year Award is an impressive feat for an all-new car.