The 2012 Volkswagen Passat Turbo Diesel TDI is the only front wheel drive mid-sized sedan with a diesel engine and a dual clutch gearbox that you can buy in America.
In other words, it has no direct competition. The 2012 Nissan Altima has been around for a while. Nissan gave the car a 2.5 liter engine mated to a CVT transmission to help improve gas mileage.
While it also competes in the mid-sized sedan class, it due to be replaced this year. So of course the obvious TFLcar question is which one of these cars is after to 60 MPH.
Watch the mashup video review below to find out.