The new 2016 Volkswagen Passat has arrived featuring sleek new exterior styling and a more appealing interior. Outside, the hood, grille, bumpers, trunk lid and front fenders have all been redesigned to offer a visually more aggressive and upscale appearance.
The new design also incorporates slimmer front head lights and a new chrome strip on the rear trunk. These design cues help to make the car stand out among other midsize sedans in its class. LED headlamps and tail lights are offered as well.
The interior has been refreshed for a more upscale appearance. Materials, trim and seating have all been upgraded and the interior features a new instrument panel and steering wheel. A new option available on the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is heated rear seats.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is offered with 3 choices of engines in the United States. The base engine is a 1.8L turbocharged 4 cylinder followed by a 2.0L 4 cylinder diesel unit. The top engine is a 3.6L V6 unit that pumps out 280 hp making it the ideal choice for the driving enthusiast or for those wanting additional power and acceleration.
For those wanting a more performance oriented driving experience, there is a new R-Line version of the Passat being offered. Sporty exterior trim is included in this model featuring unique bumpers and rocker trim. 19 inch alloy wheels equipped with sportier ZR rated tires finish off the package.
Safety features such as adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, blind spot monitoring system and a lane departure alert are all available as options or as part of a trim package. A rear view monitor comes standard on all models and aids in safety during reversing and parking.