This is a Volkswagen Passat. It is a car. It has an engine. If our prose needed to match the general feeling we received from any given car, the line above is how we'd have to write about the Volkswagen Passat TDI. It's a great car, for many reasons that we will explain below, but heavens to Betsy, it's boring. It's just so ... German. It's precise to a fault; when it calls a phone-sex hotline, it asks the person on the other line to read Excel spreadsheets.
The Yaris, Toyota's entry-level econobox, got a whole new design attitude for the 2015 model year. The exterior and interior were updated, with the former getting a more aggressive front fascia, and the latter getting a built-in touch screen. But despite the upgraded fit-and-finish, it's still clear that this car's primary mission is cost-savings.
Although Ram is known for its ridiculously huge pickups, it's also carving out a niche for itself making versatile vans as well, or rather, it's borrowing from parent company Fiat to carve out that niche. Either way, the ProMaster City Wagon is the Americanized version of the Fiat Doblo, the small passenger van that Fiat began manufacturing in 2000. For the U.S. version, rear glass panels were replaced with steel, but all of the Doblo's versatility remains intact.
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