2016 Volkswagen Passat Glendale CA
In some ways the midsize segment can be a difficult one for shoppers. Compact cars are made with economy in mind and are some of the best-selling models for their price, whereas SUVs are built for space. Where does the midsize car fit in? Whether families want improved fuel economy or taller drivers are seeking legroom, models like the 2016 Volkswagen Passat in Glendale CA still dominate the market. A roomy interior combines with excellent standard features in this attractive and sophisticated sedan.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat has gotten a facelift, which means plenty of changes. The first thing long-time VW fans will notice is the new front end for the 2016 Passat, which features slimmer headlights that lead into a more distinctive grille. Chrome details have been added for a subtle infusion of style, highlighting the doors, windows and trunk lid. The rear headlights also appear to be lower, giving the model a more aggressive look in both the front and rear, and style changes continue into the interior.
Standard features in the 2016 VW Passat include the new MIB II infotainment system, dual-zone climate control, a multi-function steering wheel, automatic headlights with Coming Home, a six-speaker sound system, a rearview camera, cloth seating surfaces and the automatic post-collision braking system.
The standard engine is a 170 horsepower 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder TSI that delivers 184 pound-feet of torque, which is paired together with a standard six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.6-liter turbocharged VR6 is available, boosting the horsepower to 280 and the torque to 258 pound-feet.
It’s a redesign year for the 2016 VW Passat, bringing with it a refreshed look inside and out. Most noticeable for the exterior are chrome accents around the doors, windows and along the trunk. The grille has likewise received a more distinct look, which pairs nicely as it leads into slimmer headlights.
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For those who put style on the top of their shopping lists, the facelift alone may not be enough. Fortunately, VW has added an R-Line trim level for the Passat for the first time. This means a model that is even more aggressive in appearance, featuring a bumper that is slightly reminiscent of the Golf GTI, contrasting black accents, a unique rear diffuser and special rocker panels.
Design elements aren’t the only changes for the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, as the midsize sedan has also received some technology upgrades. The most noteworthy is the MIB II infotainment system, which comes standard in the base model with a 5-inch resistive touchscreen, but higher trim levels receive the 6.3-inch capacitive head unit with App-Connect functions. The addition of this new system also means the MDI port has been replaced with a USB port, adding a small convenience that has been missing for far too long.
There are a variety of other differences and new features for the 2016 Volkswagen Passat depending on the trim level chosen. For more information on available features, contact the New Century Volkswagen staff or stop by the dealership for a test drive and we’ll discuss your options with you in person.