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VW Passat named top family car by KBB

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The 2012 Volkswagen Passat can add yet another accolade to its growing roster of awards: it has been named by Kelley Blue Book’s number-one pick for its 10 Best Family Cars of 2012 list. Each year, the expert editors at kbb.com choose 10 vehicles that they feel address a wide selection of typical familial concerns, ranging from safety, comfort, child-friendliness and favorable consumer ratings to potential out-of-pocket costs during the car’s first five years of ownership.

The Passat—starting at $19,995, with class-leading rear-seat legroom and parent-friendly standard features like Bluetooth® technology and dual-zone climate control—represents a tremendous value for any modern family. And, with the option of a TDI® Clean Diesel engine that gets an EPA estimated 43 mpg on the highway and a range of up to 795 miles when equipped with a manual transmission, the Passat can also be an eco-conscious family-hauling machine.

In naming the Passat their number one pick, kbb.com editors said: “Crafted specifically for the American market—it’s even built in Chattanooga, Tennessee—the 2012 Volkswagen Passat is both larger and cheaper than the model it replaces. But the European driving dynamics and interior feel remain, making the new Passat a uniquely well-rounded family sedan and our best family car of 2012.”

“We’re proud to offer Phoenix Volkswagen drivers the best family car of 2012 as rated by Kelley Blue Book. The review company is highly regarded by both the automotive industry and consumers,” said Rolland Scrieber, General Manager, Chapman Volkswagen. “Such acknowledgement further validates our efforts to offer our customers at our Phoenix Volkswagen dealership the first affordable, midsize German-engineered car for Valley families.”

To learn more about the 2012 Passat or new and used Volkswagen offers in Phoenix, visit chapmanvw.com.

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