2016 Volkswagen Passat

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2016 Volkswagen Passat Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
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Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

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Dealership Experience

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Best Midsize Car of 2016

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 Volkswagen Passat after 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Rear visibility

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 Volkswagen Passat during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Comfort of the driver's seat
  • Styling of gauges and instruments
  • Transmission smoothness

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 25


28 - 38


170 - 280


6 speed, Automatic w/OD, 6 speed, Auto-Shift Manual w/OD


Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4, Premium Unleaded V-6


Front Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 Volkswagen Passat Review

There’s no better time than family time. That’s why the 2016 Volkswagen Passat was built to accommodate the fun milestones you’re great at. Integrated technology including Smart Driver Assistance safety features surround you and your family with sophisticated convenience. And there’s plenty of ways to spoil your copilots like heated front and rear seats. Available in 3 models and 8 different trims you’ll find just the right Passat for you. Like the 2016 Passat 1.8T S starting at $22 440 or try the top-of-the-line 2016 Passat V6 SEL Premium starting at $36 835. Family style has never looked so good. Passat sleek lines and aggressive front grille elevate everyday. The interior is just as sophisticated with details like multi-function sporty steering wheel and available leather seats. Dashboard and smartphone combine with available VW Car-Net® connected car suite. Sync smartphone apps right to Passat’s touchscreen monitor traffic and more. Available safety features are just as smart. Stay road-aware and avoid the unexpected with driver assistance features like blind spot monitor and rear traffic alert. Choose from a selection of stylish exterior colors and interior trim options to make your Passat unique. Upgrade your family time with the 2016 Volkswagen Passat.
Feel at home on the road with comfort-focused features like Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control and available heated front and rear seats. Get the flexible space you need. The 60/40-split rear seats have an available pass-through feature so you can haul long items without sacrificing passenger space. Passat has smart standard features like touchscreen sound system and Bluetooth and premium options to suit your lifestyle. Available VW Car-Net syncs your smartphone apps to the touchscreen and keeps you informed. It will even call for help in an emergency.
Passat helps you protect what matters most. Available driver assistance features like Lane Departure Warning help you avoid trouble. The corrective steering will automatically help you stay in your lane if you start to veer without a signal. In the event of a collision standard safety features can make a difference. Passat’s safety cage helps protect you and your passengers in front rear or side impacts; while the Intelligent Crash Response System disables the fuel pump unlocks the doors and turns on the hazard lights in case of an accident.
Passat offers two different engines both powerful and fuel efficient. The standard 1.8-liter turbocharged engine is fast and fun with 170 horsepower. Direct injection is the secret to precision performance. Step it up with the commanding V6 and 280 horsepower. Available paddle shifters on the steering wheel let you quickly shift without taking your hands off the wheel.

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