Just bought our first Passat, a 2018 SE w/12K miles. Flew from MI to FL and drove her home. Averaged 37 mpg with freeway speeds 75-80 mph. I bought a 2012 Touareg TDI Executive earlier this year which is our first VW and first diesel car. My positive impressions of that car steered me toward the Passat which is to replace my wife's '02 Bonneville that I've owned since '03. I'm really impressed with the quietness and solid driving experience.