2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line (A6)

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T R-Line (A6) 4dr Sedan
  • MSRP$23,975 Invoice$22,993
    • 25 City
    • 38 Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Fuel TypeGas
  • Cargo450 L (16 cu.ft.)
  • Horsepower170 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,052 $719 $552 $452 $386 $339

2016 Volkswagen Passat Buyer's Guide

For the 2016 model year, the Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan comes to market with new styling inside and out, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, new LED headlights and taillights, and cutting edge driver assistance features. Passat is also spacious, powerful, and yet—frugal. The new interior treatment gives the car an even more sophisticated atmosphere, and its road manners continue to be exemplary in every measure of ride, handling, and overall comfort. Further, given the level of spaciousness and cargo capacity the Passat delivers, it could almost be considered a full-size sedan. For drivers looking for a decidedly European look and feel in a handsome, well-appointed mid-size sedan—at a reasonable price—the newly refreshed 2016 Volkswagen Passat is in a category all its own.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Volkswagen Passat S
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Rear view camera
  • 16-inch Carolina wheels
  • Bluetooth hands-free with audio streaming
2016 Volkswagen Passat SE
  • Heated front seats
  • 8-way power driver’s seat
  • SiriusXM satellite radio
  • Adaptive cruise control
2016 Volkswagen Passat SEL
  • Hands-free easy open trunk
  • Fender premium audio system
  • Autonomous emergency braking
  • Park assist w/ full LED headlights

What makes it move?

Volkswagen offers two powertrains for the 2016 Passat. The base engine is a 1.8-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 184 ft-lbs of torque. Happily, the engine runs on regular gasoline. VW teams this engine with front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission. If you’re looking for considerably more go, consider the 280-horsepower 3.6-liter narrow-angle VR6. Torque output is 258 ft-lbs, and the transmission of choice is a six-speed dual-clutch automated manual. Premium fuel is preferred, though it will run on regular as well.

Why buy the 2016 Volkswagen Passat?

With its new front and rear design treatments, updated interior, as well as a host of new connectivity and driver assistance features, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is both a compelling value and the finest example of the model ever offered. This is a significant statement given the Passat has long been favored among the automotive cognoscenti. In nearly every measure, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat can claim class leading technology, outstanding drivability, exceptional comfort, and (with the new R-Line trim paired with the VR6 engine) true sport sedan overtones. Further, all of this goodness can be had at an affordable price point. No other model can offer the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat’s deft combination of all of these attributes—along with a genuine autobahn-bred European pedigree.

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