Those searching through the many options within the mid-size sedan segment are likely to find they have nothing but choices. How do you pick from the variety of models currently on the market? One of the benefits of upgrading from a compact car is the wider range of premium features, which can be seen in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat in Rockaway NJ. Gone are the day when you see manual air conditioning and cruise control listed among the standard features, as luxury options become standard.
New for the 2016 model year is the MIB II infotainment system. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is available in seven trim levels, including the Passat R-Line, with the S trim standing in as the base model. Standard is the 5-inch Composition Color head unit, which has a faster processor and improved graphics, but SE and higher trims also include Volkswagen Car-Net App-Connect, which brings Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink to the model for advanced connectivity with a wide variety of smartphones.
A host of premium features may be more about convenience and comfort than any real need, but for an expensive purchase you’ll be living with for years, it may not hurt to splurge a bit. The Passat offers the latest in infotainment systems, plus automatic headlights, dual zone climate control and more.
The first thing you’ll notice about the 2016 Passat is the hood has a more distinctive and muscular style, as deep lines accentuate the center leading toward the windshield from the VW logo. The grille, too, is more aggressive, as a chrome strip outlines the grille and slim headlights for a touch of boldness.
The styling and features have been modernized, but the same great powertrain gives the Passat the driving style you expect from it. This means a 1.8T engine that delivers 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. A 3.6-liter V6 is also an option.
2016 VW Passat in Morris County NJ
An updated look is easily the most talked about change to the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, as the model has been refreshed for the model year. The most obvious changes are in the front end, though the rear has also received a new bumper and trunk lid. Still, the domed hood with its aggressive lines replacing the smooth hood of 2015 means a model with a more aggressive and muscular appearance. This, combined with slimmer headlights and a four-bar grille give it the appearance of being lower to the ground. Overall, it at once retains its sophistication, while appearing a touch more dynamic.
Along with new styling throughout is the first Passat R-Line, which takes styling one step further as the model is sportier than previous designs. It will not be available with the 3.6-liter engine, but rather as the second trim above the S.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is available now at Trend Motors. Schedule a test drive online or contact us here at the dealership to learn more about available options.