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4-door sedan

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2012 Volkswagen Passat shown
2012 Volkswagen Passat shown

The photos and videos shown here may be of a different model, model year or body type from the one selected. The ratings of one vehicle often apply to other models if they are built on the same platform. In addition, a test of a vehicle from one model year may apply to earlier or later model years if the vehicle hasn’t been significantly redesigned.

A
Small overlap front:
Models built after October 2012
Driver-side

Overall evaluation
A
Structure and safety cage
A
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
M

G
Moderate overlap front

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Injury measures
Head/neck
G
Chest
G
Leg/foot, left
G
Leg/foot, right
G
Restraints and dummy kinematics
G

G
Side

Overall evaluation
G
Structure and safety cage
G
Driver injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G
Rear passenger injury measures
Head/neck
G
Torso
G
Pelvis/leg
G
Head protection
G

G
Roof strength

Overall evaluation
G
Curb weight 3,256 lbs
Peak force 20,592 lbs
Strength-to-weight ratio 6.32
Tested vehicle
2012 Volkswagen Passat SE 4-door

G
Head restraints & seats
Power leather seats

Overall evaluation
G
Dynamic rating
G
Seat/head restraint geometry
G

Not available Front crash prevention

Overall Evaluation
Crash avoidance rating
Not available
0 points total
Not available.
0 points
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0 points
Not available.
0 points

Other safety features

  • Side airbags: front and rear head curtain airbags and front seat-mounted torso airbags
  • Electronic stability control
  • Antilock brakes
  • Daytime running lights