The 2010 Volkswagen Passat is an affordable midsize car with an interior that almost belongs in a more expensive class. A drawback is its high price, but it offers near-luxury levels of refinement and excellent road manners. For 2010, it comes only in a single trim level as VW has scaled back Passat production significantly. Performance-wise, the Passat is one of the more well-balanced affordable midsize cars with its turbocharged four-cylinder engine.
The exterior of the 2010 Passat remains unchanged since 2005, as an attractive, but not striking appearance. Even though the Passat comes in only one trim in 2010, it's a well-appointed one. The cabin feels more upscale than what many rivals have to offer, and features comfortable seating. Even at its most basic, the Passat exudes upscale ambiance.