2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat

Redesigned in 2016, the Volkswagen Passat shot back up to the top of its class thanks to advanced technology additions inside the cabin and a redesigned exterior. Our 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat comparison should serve to provide a better picture of how each model compares. The 2017 Passat, like the rest of the 2017 Volkswagen lineup, has more standard features across much of its model lineup, providing more value.

New features on the 2017 Passat:

  • Standard Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking on all trim levels
  • Rear Cross Traffic Alert and Blind Spot Monitoring
  • More standard features on R-Line and SE w/Technology trims
  • new V6 SEL with Technology model

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2017 Passat vs 2016 Passat
$22,440 MSRP $22,440
1.8L four-cylinder / 3.5L V6 Engine Options 1.8L four-cylinder / 3.5L V6
170 @ 6,200 RPM Horsepower 170 @ 6,200 RPM
Available upgrade Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Available upgrade

Differences between the 2017 Passat and 2016 Passat

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat features relatively small changes after the 2016 model went the through a redesign that featured an updated interior, new driver assistance features, and new technology inside the cabin. The 2017 Passat lineup features S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, SEL Premium, V6 SE with Technology, and V6 SEL Premium trim levels. An efficient turbocharged engine can achieve 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. The Passat’s V6 engine can put out 110 more horsepower and achieve an estimated 20 mpg city and 28 mpg on the highway.

If you’re looking for a midsize sedan, the Passat remains an excellent choice for a variety of reasons. The Passat features a number of excellent features that car buyers are looking for that includes a spacious cabin, fuel efficiency, timeless design, and awesome technology at your fingertips. The 2017 and 2016 Passat come available with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink technology.

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