2016 Volkswagen Passat  -  $37,655


Vehicle Details

MSRP: $37,655
Base Invoice: $36,145
Destination Charge: $820
Options: $0
Trim: 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium
Doors: 4
Drive train: Front Wheel Drive
MPG: Avg: 23 | City: 20 | Hwy: 28
Body Style: 4dr Sdn 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium
Transmission: Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic
Engine: Engine: 3.6L VR6 280 HP Narrow-Angle V6

Pros

Vast backseat space; comfortable ride; crisp handling; smooth available VR6; excellent efficiency from the TDI model


Model Highlights

The 2016 Passat features the choice of three engines. 1.8T-powered Passats come with a 170-horsepower, turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, with either a 5-speed manual gearbox or optional 6-speed automatic. Top-of-the-range 3.6L V6-equipped Passats come with a 280-horsepower "VR6" engine. The VR6 engine comes only with a 6-speed dual-clutch DSG automatic transmission that can pull off remarkably quick shifts.

The 1.8L model is intended to save fuel while maintaining the level of performance buyers are used to. It manages 28 mpg combined, two better than the old 2.5L 5-cylinder engine that came in pre-2014 vehicles. The VR6 is the performance pick of the lineup; it's especially strong, smooth and responsive.

The Passat's large cabin is spacious and feels airy, enhanced by an instrument panel that is designed to yield much of the space to the driver and front seat passenger. The backseat is very generously sized -- with enough headroom and legroom for most adults -- and getting in and out is easy. Across the model line, the Passat comes with a 60/40-split folding rear seatback.

The S model comes better-equipped than many of the competition's base models. A Bluetooth hands-free interface, rearview camera, air conditioning, remote locking, power accessories, a trip computer, steering-wheel controls and a 6-speaker CD sound system are all standard. The SE model adds leatherette upholstery, a power driver's seat, heated front seats, power heated side mirrors, an upgraded sound system with touchscreen and 17-inch alloy wheels. The new R-Line trim features special exterior appearance items, plus 19-inch alloy wheels and a leather steering wheel and shift lever.

SEL models bring a much more upscale look and feel, with footwell lighting, added chrome trim, sport seats, a backseat ski pass-through and a navigation system. The SEL Premium model gets fog lamps, seat memory settings, push-button start and full leather upholstery. Top 3.6 SE and SEL models also get a sunroof and chrome-tipped dual exhaust system in addition to the SEL Premium equipment.

All Passat models include six standard airbags, including side-curtain airbags that cover front and rear occupants, plus standard electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes and hydraulic brake assist. Available advanced safety technologies include a lane departure warning, frontal collision warning with emergency braking and a blind-spot monitor.


Model News

For 2016, the Volkswagen Passat receives a number of changes, both inside and out. Exterior styling has been updated front and rear, with a more aggressive look that incorporates a new hood, front fenders, grille, headlights, front and rear bumpers, trunklid and taillights. Inside, the interior features and updated instrument panel and center stack for a more premium feel. The MIB II infotainment system is standard and includes USB connectivity. LED headlights and taillights are available, as is the VW Car-Net App-Connect, which supports smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. A rearview camera is now standard, and a suite of advanced safety technologies are now available, including lane departure warning, frontal collision warning and blind-spot monitor. Finally, an R-Line trim is available and offers a sportier look.


Value Writeup

The Passat is a midsized sedan, fully competitive in price and features with other high-value mid-size models such as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima. The Passat remains one of the few mid-size sedans to offer the option of a manual transmission.


Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.6 (Est)

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy
28 MPG

Cruising Range - City
370.00 mi

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City
20 MPG

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
23 MPG

Cruising Range - Hwy
518.00 mi

Engine Type
Premium Unleaded V-6

Displacement
3.6 L/220

Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
280 @ 6200

SAE Net Torque @ RPM
258 @ 2500

Trans Type
6

Trans Description Cont.
Auto-Shift Manual w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.92

Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.79

Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.19

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69

Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.26

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.77

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
380

Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140

Passenger Capacity
5

Passenger Volume
102 ft³

Front Head Room
38.3 in

Front Leg Room
42.4 in

Front Shoulder Room
56.9 in

Second Head Room
37.8 in

Second Leg Room
39.1 in

Second Shoulder Room
57 in

Wheelbase
110.4 in

Length, Overall
191.9 in

Width, Max w/o mirrors
72.2 in

Height, Overall
58.5 in

Track Width, Front
62.1 in

Track Width, Rear
61 in

Min Ground Clearance
5.4 in

Trunk Volume
15.9 ft³

Base Curb Weight
3571 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.
1000 lbs

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.
100 lbs

Suspension Type - Front
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size
P235/45HR18

Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR18

Spare Tire Size
Compact

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in

Spare Wheel Size
Compact in

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material
Steel

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
36.4 ft

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel

Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes

Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
10.7 in

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
18.5 gal

Basic Years
3

Basic Miles/km
36,000

Drivetrain Years
5

Drivetrain Miles/km
60,000

Corrosion Years
12

Corrosion Miles/km
Unlimited

Roadside Assistance Years
3

Roadside Assistance Miles/km
36,000

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
15V705000

Mfg's Report Date
OCT 25, 2015

Component
SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:POWER ASSIST:VACUUM

Potential Number of Units Affected
91867

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2015-2016 Jetta, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, Passat, Golf and Golf SportWagen vehicles. In the affected vehicles, the camshaft lobe that drives the brake vacuum pump may shear off, resulting in a loss of brake assist.

Consequence
If the camshaft lobe shears off there would be a loss of brake assist, lengthening the distance needed to stop the vehicle and increasing the risk of a crash.

Volkswagen dealer will update the engine control module (ECM) software. The recall began March 2016. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 23R1.

Dates of Manufacture
MAR 17, 2015 to JUN 23, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
23R1

NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID
16V403000

Mfg's Report Date
JUN 05, 2016

Component
FUEL SYSTEM, GASOLINE:FUEL INJECTION SYSTEM:FUEL RAIL

Potential Number of Units Affected
55

Summary
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (Volkswagen) is recalling certain model year 2016 Jetta vehicles manufactured October 31, 2015, to January 21, 2016, 2016 Passat vehicles, equipped with 1.8T engines manufactured November 13, 2015, to December 9, 2015, and 2016 Golf vehicles manufactured November 5, 2015, to November 11, 2015. In the affected vehicles, the fuel rail may detach from the cylinder head and result in a fuel leak.

Consequence
A fuel leak, in the presence of an ignition source, can result in a vehicle fire.

Volkswagen will notify owners, and dealers will replace the cylinder heads, free of charge. The manufacturer has not yet provided a notification schedule. Owners may contact Volkswagen customer service at 1-800-822-8987. Volkswagen's number for this recall is 15F7.

Dates of Manufacture
NOV 12, 2015 to DEC 08, 2015

Manufacturer Recall No.
15F7

Overall Rating

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

Overall Side Crash Rating

Side Barrier Rating

Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat

Male/Female Dummy Note
Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Combined Side Rating Rear Seat

Rollover Rating

Rollover Rating Dynamic Test Result
No Tip

Risk of Rollover
10.7%

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Rollover Note
Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

Combined Side Rating Front Seat

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

Side Barrier Rating Note
Although not included in the star rating, the rear passenger's abdominal rib deflection was elevated

Engine: 3.6L VR6 280 HP Narrow-Angle V6 -inc: FSI direct fuel injection

Transmission: 6-Speed DSG Automatic w/Tiptronic -inc: shift paddles

Transmission w/Driver Selectable Mode and Oil Cooler

Front-Wheel Drive

4.77 Axle Ratio

Engine Oil Cooler

140 Amp Alternator

72-Amp/Hr 380CCA Maintenance-Free Battery w/Run Down Protection

4652# Gvwr 1052# Maximum Payload

Gas-Pressurized Shock Absorbers

Front And Rear Anti-Roll Bars

Electric Power-Assist Speed-Sensing Steering

18.5 Gal. Fuel Tank

Quasi-Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust w/Chrome Tailpipe Finisher

Strut Front Suspension w/Coil Springs

Multi-Link Rear Suspension w/Coil Springs

4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/4-Wheel ABS, Front Vented Discs, Brake Assist and Hill Hold Control

Wheels: 18" Chattanooga Alloy

Tires: P235/45R18 AS

Wheels w/Silver Accents

Steel Spare Wheel

Compact Spare Tire Mounted Inside Under Cargo

Clearcoat Paint

Express Open/Close Sliding And Tilting Glass 1st Row Sunroof w/Sunshade

Body-Colored Front Bumper

Body-Colored Rear Bumper w/Chrome Bumper Insert

Body-Colored Door Handles

Chrome Side Windows Trim

Chrome Bodyside Moldings

Body-Colored Power Heated Side Mirrors w/Power Folding and Turn Signal Indicator

Fixed Rear Window w/Defroster

Light Tinted Glass

Rain Detecting Variable Intermittent Wipers w/Heated Jets

Fully Galvanized Steel Panels

Black Grille w/Chrome Accents

Trunk Rear Cargo Access

Tailgate/Rear Door Lock Included w/Power Door Locks

Perimeter/Approach Lights

Front Fog Lamps

Cornering Lights

Fully Automatic Aero-Composite Led Low/High Beam Daytime Running Auto-Leveling Headlamps w/Delay-Off

LED Brakelights

Radio: Discover Media AM/FM/CD/HD w/Navigation -inc: 6.3" touchscreen, USB, Fender premium audio system w/subwoofer, Bluetooth connectivity w/mic and SiriusXM satellite radio (limited subscription)

Radio w/Seek-Scan, MP3 Player, Clock, Speed Compensated Volume Control, Aux Audio Input Jack, Steering Wheel Controls, Voice Activation, Radio Data System, DVD-Audio and 20 Gb Internal Memory

Audio Theft Deterrent

Wireless Streaming

Window Grid Diversity Antenna

9 Speakers

400w Regular Amplifier

1 LCD Monitor In The Front

Siriusxm Traffic Real-Time Traffic Display

Heated Front Bucket Seats -inc: power driver seat w/lumbar support, power passenger seat and driver's seat position memory

8-Way Driver Seat

8-Way Passenger Seat -inc: Power 2-Way Lumbar Support

60-40 Folding Bench Front Facing Heated Fold Forward Seatback Rear Seat

Manual Tilt/Telescoping Steering Column

Gauges -inc: Speedometer, Odometer, Engine Coolant Temp, Tachometer, Oil Temperature, Trip Odometer and Trip Computer

Power Rear Windows

Vw Car-Net Selective Service Internet Access

Leather Steering Wheel

Front Cupholder

Rear Cupholder

Compass

Valet Function

Power Fuel Flap Locking Type

Remote Keyless Entry w/Integrated Key Transmitter, 4 Door Curb/Courtesy, Illuminated Entry and Panic Button

Proximity Key For Doors And Push Button Start

Remote Releases -Inc: Proximity Cargo Access

HomeLink Garage Door Transmitter

Cruise Control

Distance Pacing

Dual Zone Front Automatic Air Conditioning

HVAC -inc: Underseat Ducts and Console Ducts

Illuminated Locking Glove Box

Driver Foot Rest

Full Cloth Headliner

Leather Gear Shift Knob

Leatherette Door Trim Insert

Interior Trim -inc: Simulated Wood Instrument Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Door Panel Insert, Simulated Wood Console Insert, Chrome And Metal-Look Interior Accents

Vienna Leather Seating Surfaces -inc: Dinamica inserts

Driver And Passenger Visor Vanity Mirrors w/Driver And Passenger Illumination

Day-Night Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror

Full Floor Console w/Covered Storage, Mini Overhead Console w/Storage and 3 12V DC Power Outlets

Fade-To-Off Interior Lighting

Front And Rear Map Lights

Full Carpet Floor Covering

Carpet Floor Trim

Cargo Space Lights

Smart Device Integration

Memory Settings -inc: Door Mirrors

Tracker System

FOB Controls -inc: Trunk/Hatch/Tailgate and Remote Engine Start

Instrument Panel Covered Bin, Driver / Passenger And Rear Door Bins

Power 1st Row Windows w/Front And Rear 1-Touch Up/Down

Delayed Accessory Power

Power Door Locks w/Autolock Feature

Redundant Digital Speedometer

Trip Computer

Outside Temp Gauge

Analog Display

Manual Adjustable Front Head Restraints and Manual Adjustable Rear Head Restraints

2 Seatback Storage Pockets

Seats w/Leatherette Back Material

Sliding Front Center Armrest and Rear Center Armrest w/Pass-Thru w/Storage

Immobilizer III Engine Immobilizer

3 12V DC Power Outlets

Air Filtration

Electronic Stability Control (ESC)

ABS And Driveline Traction Control

Side Impact Beams

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags

Vw Car-Net Emergency S.O.S

Blind Spot Alert Blind Spot Sensor

Front Assist w/Autonomous Emergency Braking Forward Collision and Rear Cross Traffic Alert Rear Collision

Park Distance Control w/Park Assist Automated Parking Sensors

Lane Departure Warning

Low Tire Pressure Warning

Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags

Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags

Airbag Occupancy Sensor

Rear Child Safety Locks

Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners

Back-Up Camera

 
REFLEX SILVER METALLIC
$0

 
BLACK UNI
$0

 
PURE WHITE
$0

 
PLATINUM GRAY METALLIC
$0

 
FORTANA RED
$0

 
REEF BLUE METALLIC
$0

 
TITANIUM BEIGE
$0

 
STANDARD PAINT
$0

 
TITAN BLACK, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
CORNSILK BEIGE, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
MOONROCK GRAY, VIENNA LEATHER SEATING SURFACES
$0

 
SECURITY WHEEL LOCKS (SET OF 4)
$80

 
SPLASH GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$220

 
REAR LIP SPOILER
$375

 
PAINT PROTECTION
$125

 
MONSTER MATS RUBBER MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
MOJOMATS CARPETED MAT KIT (SET OF 4)
$235

 
LUGGAGE NET
$100

 
BODY COLOR DOOR EDGE GUARDS (SET OF 4)
$135

 
FIRST AID KIT
$35

 
ALARM KIT
$325

 
ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE KIT
$85


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