2012 Volkswagen Tauareg Vs 2012 Volkswagen Passat
When it comes to best passenger cars, fuel economic commercial vehicles and robust engines, the name that comes to one’s mind and has made it proud in the whole world, is Volkswagen. Being the third largest auto manufacturer, this company has flourished itself amazingly since 1937. Some great vehicles have been engineered by this German auto manufacturer whether they are diesel, ethanol, flexible fuel, electric, all-electric and hybrid electric vehicles. These autos are not only fuel efficient but also the sports cars have been pompous participants of motorsports rallies.
The company has even tried to maintain a cleaner and greener environment with it its eco-friendly vehicles too. The new 2012 Tauareg and Passat are two amazing luxury cars that the auto lovers are looking forward to cruise into. Let’s find out which one is more thrilling to drive.
Diverse range of trims is available on both these cars. 2012 Tauareg features the following four trims
- V6 Lux
- V6 Executive
- V6 Sport
- V6 Sport with Navigation
While 2012 Passat has the following assorted trims
- 2.5L SE
- 2.5L SE with Sun Roof
- S with Appearance Package
Get dazzled, as both the cars are going to charm you with their spectacular exterior. The 2012 Tauareg has style and glamour with bi-xenon headlights and daytime running lights. The valiant look is enhanced with fully galvanized sheet metal body and chrome black grille with logo. This stylish car has three options for wheels i-e 18” Tacora alloy wheels on V6 Sport, 19’’ Everest alloy wheels on Lux, and 20” Pikes Peak alloy wheel on V6 Executive. The panoramic sunroof is the unique feature that makes this car outstanding.
With a complete redesign the new 2012 Passat will please those who have a real aesthetic sense. The corner illuminating fog lights are integrated skillfully in the front. However for wheels, only two options are available on this car i-e the 16″ and 17” steel and allow wheels.
Luxury and comfort both are the prominent features of the interior of Tauareg. The heated rear inclining seats with leather seating surfaces are comfy and let you relax. The dual zone climatic control keeps the temperature around you according to your desire. The ambient lighting is another highlight of the interiors. The multi-function steering wheel gives more grip and control over the car. The cargo capacity is also generous with large storage unit, front and rear door storage pockets and front center armrest with storage compartment.
The Passat however, features leather seats with Dinamica inserts, power windows and dual zone climatic control. The spacious cargo area with front seatback storage pockets, front and rear door storage pockets, 4 cup holders allow you to put all your stuff easily.
The outstanding power performance is achieved on both vehicles. The Tauareg features V6 3.6L, 24-valve, DOHC, engine with FSI direct injection technology that gives an output power of 280 hp. The 8-speed automatic transmission provides fastest speed with three modes i-e Tiptronic, Dynamic Shift Program, and Sport mode.
However, 2.5L, 20-valve, DOHC, in-line 5-cylinder engine on the new Passat gives an output power of 170 hp. Two options are available for transmission ii-e5-speed manual and 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport mode. The sequential multi-point fuel injection technology gives you a fuel efficient drive.
Stat-of the-art Safety
Stat-of-the-art safety is ensured on both cars with airbags and seat belts. Intelligent Crash Response System provides safety with optimized front head restraints and emergency locking retractors. The Electronic Stability Control and Anti-lock Braking System balance the car. The auto company has also made sure that your vehicle remains safe from burglary, so the Immobilizer theft-deterrent system and Anti-theft vehicle alarm system are introduced in both the cars to provide protection.
You won’t get bored and your journey is now more enjoyable as innovative technology features are introduced that provide entertainment. Bluetooth Technology is offered on both the vehicles. However, Tauareg features Hybrid system Interface, Touch screen Sound system, Touch screen Navigation with 3D landmarks and 620- watt Dynadio Premium sound system.
Moreover, the entertainment features offered on Passat include Premium Touch screen Navigation, MDI with iPod Cable and Fenser Premium Audio system. So, drive the way you want to whether you choose Volkswagen Tauareg or Volkswagen Passat.