Find Out What the New VW Passat Has to Offer

January 6th, 2016 by

Differences Between the 2016 Volkswagen Passat Trims

With the 2016 Volkswagen Passat now available across the country, those considering the redesigned mid-sized sedan may find it difficult to choose a trim level. If you’re interested in the new Passat but you’re not sure which trim is the best option for you, we can help. We’ve laid out the differences between the 2016 Volkswagen Passat trims below. The differences mainly have to do with the equipment and features. Check out our lists below to see how all of the Passat trims compare to one another. If you have questions about the standard features of any of these trim levels, feel free to reach out to our staff here at Jennings Volkswagen.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Features and Equipment by Trim Level

– Includes the following standard features:
– 1.8-liter, 4-cylinder TSI engine
– 6-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic
– Chrome window, bumper, and door trims
– 16-inch Carolina aluminum-alloy wheels
– Dual-zone climate control
– Multi-functional steering wheel
– Automatic headlights and Daytime Running Lights
– MIB II Composition Color system with 5-inch color display, CD player, aux-in, and Bluetooth connectivity
– A USB port
– 6-speaker sounds system
– A rearview camera
– Cloth seating
– 2-piece dashboard and door panel décor with laser etching details
– Driver lumbar support
– A 60/40 split rear seat
– The Automatic Post Collision Braking System

There is also a Lighting Package is available to add on which includes LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED taillights.

2016 Passat 1.8T R-Line

Includes the 1.8T S Premium equipment plus the following standard features:

-19-inch Salvador aluminum-alloy wheels
– R-Line bumpers
– Rear diffuser
– Air intakes
– Scuff plates
– Dash décor
– Chromed oval exhaust tip
– Leather-wrapped steering wheel, gear shifter and brake handle

There is also an R-Line Comfort package that includes V-Tex leatherette seating, a power driver’s seat, heated front seats with seat-back map pockets, heated exterior mirrors, and heated washer nozzles and a Lighting Package that includes LED Headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED taillights available to add on.

2016 Passat 1.8T SE
Includes the 1.8T S Premium equipment plus the following standard features:

– 17-inch Knoxville aluminum alloy wheels
– A chrome exhaust tip
– Heated exterior mirrors
– Heated washer nozzles
– A tilt-and-slide power sunroof with a sunshade
– Dual rear reading lights
– Sliding sunshades with illuminated vanity mirrors
– A center console with rear air vents
– A leather wrapped steering wheel, brake handle, and gear shifter
– Leatherette door and side trim
– V-Tex leatherette seating
– A power driver’s seat
– Heated front seats
– Map pockets on the front seatbacks
– An adjustable front armrest
– Covered front and rear cupholders
– A second USB port
– Sirius XM Satellite Radio

The MIB II Composition Media system with a 6.3-inch color display, voice control, and VW Car-Net App-Connect and Security and Service features
Driver assistance features including Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
There is also a Lighting Package that includes LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, Led taillights, and front foglights available to add on.

2016 Passat 1.8T SE w/Technology

Includes the 1.8T SE equipment plus the following standard features:

– Foglights with cornering light
– The Homelink remote garage door opener
– “Passat” scuff plates
– Keyless entry with push-button start
– The Easy Open hands-free trunk
– A frameless auto-dimming rearview mirror
– Footwell lights
– Rain-sensing windshield wipers
– Ambient front lighting
– The MIB Discover Media system with a 6.3-inch color display, navigation, and SD card functionality
– An 8-speaker sound system
– Heated rear seats
– More driver assistance features include the Blind Spot
Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert

There is also a Lighting Package that includes LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED taillights available to add on.

2016 Passat 1.8T SEL

Includes the 1.8T SE w/Technology equipment plus the following standard features:

– 18-inch Chattanooga aluminum-alloy wheels
– A stainless steel pedal cluster
– The Fender Premium Audio System
– Vienna leather seating
– Power front seats with power lumbar and memory settings for the driver’s side
– Comfort-sport seats
– A rear seat pass through
– A rear center armrest with storage

There is also the available Lighting Package to add on, which includes LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED taillights.

2016 Passat 1.8T SEL Premium

Includes the 1.8T SEL equipment plus the following standard features:

– LED headlights, LED Daytime Running Lights, and LED taillights
– Power folding side mirrors
– A remote starting system
– A color driver information display
– Carpeted floor mats
– Front door entry lights
– More driver assistance features including Lane Departure Warning, an Active Blind Spot Monitor, front and rear Park Distance Control, and Parking Steering Assist

2016 Passat V6 SEL Premium

Includes the 1.8T SEL Premium equipment plus the following standard features:

– 3.6-liter VR6 engine
– 6-speed automatic DSG transmission
– Paddle shifters
– Hill Hold Control
– Dual trapezoidal chrome exhaust tips