10 Best Family Cars of 2012
1. 2012 Volkswagen Passat TDI
Built in Chattanooga, Tenn., and aimed squarely at American families, the midsized Passat hits working moms and dads where they live with a combined 26 miles per gallon. It doesn't get the 37 miles per gallon of the $5,000 more expensive turbodiesel version, but a best-in-class 16 cubic feet of trunk space and a three-year, 36,000-mile maintenance plan aren't exactly consolation prizes.
-- Written by Jason Notte in Boston.
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