What’s new for the 2016 Volkswagen Passat

December 1st, 2015 by

2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 VW Passat specs

Volkswagen drivers were in for a surprise when they learned that the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat would be receiving a new look, both on the inside and out. For the 2016 model year, the Passat has received notable changes to its exterior styling, interior technology and cabin design. Here are some of the changes you can expect from the2016 VW Passat specs.

While there have been many changes made to the new Passat, Volkswagen made sure to keep the features we know and love including its classy appearance and overall easy handling. That way, you know that it’s still the sedan you’ll want to drive and be seen in.

Exterior styling

2016 Volkswagen PassatWhen you first look at the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, its new exterior styling will be the first thing you spot. For the 2016 model, the Passat was given a more aggressive look compared to previous models.  This is mainly due to its new hood, front fenders, grille and bumpers. Accented by the new LED headlights and taillights, the Passat offers a demanding presence on the road.

Should you opt for the new 2016 Passat R-Line, you’ll receive an even sportier version of your vehicle with rocker panels and a uniquely styled front bumper. Add on the new contrasting black accents and you’ve got a bold model. The R-Line also features a modified rear diffuser and 19” aluminum alloy wheels.

New interior features

Stepping inside the new Passat, it’s hard to miss the sedan’s significant interior upgrade. This version of the Passat takes interior sophistication to the next level, featuring a new instrument panel and upgraded materials, accented by two-tone décor panels and a refined chrome and piano black trim.

Even with this classy improvement to the Passat, possibly the most notable change is the addition of the new VW MIB II infotainment system. This new technology offers a new level of connectivity inside the Passat that Volkswagen drivers have yet to experience. Thanks to the new system and the VW Car-Net App Connect app, drivers are able to easily access certain apps on their phone through their Passat’s console.

2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Passat performance

As far as performance goes, the 2016 Passat is ideal for everyday driving. The Passat is comfortable and fuel efficient, so whether your commute is five minutes or an hour, you can rest easy knowing that it’s the right car for the job.

When you choose the 2016 Passat, you have the choice between two powertrain options. These options make it easier for you to find the model that meets your needs and preferences best. Take a look at the features of both below.


  •   1.8-liter turbocharged engine
  • 170 horsepower
  •  25 mpg city /  38 mpg hwy


  •   3.6-liter engine
  •   280 horsepower
  • 20 mpg city / 28 mpg hwy

Get the new Passat at Island VW

2016 Volkswagen PassatIf you’re interested in the new 2016 Volkswagen Passat, be sure to check out the models available in our inventory. We have multiple models available, so we’re sure you’ll be able to find the model that’s right for you.

Not sure if the Passat is right for you? No problem! Simply contact us here at Island Volkswagen and we’ll be happy to schedule an appointment for you to stop by and see it for yourself. You can also take it out for a test drive to see how it fits in with your driving style.

If it’s not what you’re looking for, we have a variety of other vehicles for you to try out that you might find to be better suited for you.

What do you think of the new Passat? Let us know in the comments!

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