2016 Passat Gives You a Quiet, Comfortable Cabin and Plenty of Features
There are hundreds of reasons to love the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, from its quiet cabin to its powerful yet efficient engines to its safety scores. This sedan lets you choose from two engines and five trims, offering enough variety to appeal to every Austin driver. The high-quality materials within this Volkswagen sedan will impress you, as will its sleek styling, safety, and affordability. Onion Creek Volkswagen has many different trim and color options available for you to choose from. Contact our staff to set up a test drive of your desired model today!
Exterior Revisions on the 2016 VW Passat
Overall, the exterior of the 2016 Passat is very similar to that of the previous model year, although there were some minor revisions. These include the domed hoods, chrome window trim, revised headlights, and LED taillights. The base version of the Passat, the S trim, comes with automatic headlights so you can focus on the road and stylish 16-inch alloy wheels. Higher trims offer 17- and 18-inch wheels. For the biggest wheels, opt for the R-Line trim with its 19-inch alloys and unique exterior styling that shows off its sportiness. Most drivers will appreciate the available hands-free foot sensor for the trunk, which lets you open the trunk by simply waving your foot under the bumper. The available sunroof is perfect for letting more air in on nice days.
Plenty of Room Inside the 2016 VW Passat
The front seats of the 2016 Passat are wide enough where you won’t feel cramped but still provide more than enough bolstering. While this sedan is classified as a midsize, it pushes the boundaries and can rival many full-size sedans in terms of rear legroom. Those who are 6 feet tall won’t have any problem getting comfortable. The trunk continues this trend with 15.9 cubic feet of space that can be accessed or expanded via the rear 60/40 split and folding seats. The front seats are always height adjustable, with higher trims offering 8-way power for the driver with 4-way lumbar, memory for the driver, and heated seats. Dual-zone climate control comes standard for your comfort, as do a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel and cruise control. Experts agree that the Volkswagen Passat has some of the highest-quality materials in its class with a simple yet upscale cabin. Those in search of luxury will appreciate the ability to configure their Passat with leatherette or full leather upholstery instead of the combination of leather and simulated suede found on the previous version. Nearly every Passat has leather on the shift knob and steering wheel, as well, to enhance the premium feel. The infotainment system has been updated and is now faster and more intuitive with easier connectivity to your smartphone than before.
Performance of the 2016 VW Passat
Unless you choose to drive the Passat V6 SEL Premium, you will get a 1.8-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engine with 184 pound-feet for torque and 170 horsepower. This engine works with a 6-speed transmission; it even accelerates quicker than the average, reaching 60 mph in 7.7 seconds. The SEL Premium is offered with a 3.6-liter V6 engine that reduces that 0-to-60 sprint to just 6.4 seconds thanks to its 258 pound-feet and 280 horsepower. This engine works with a 6-speed automated manual referred to as a DSG. You also shouldn’t be concerned about the DSG automated manual on V6 Passats since it feels almost identical to a regular automatic and offers a Sport Mode to deliver some extra spirit. Either engine will give you a quiet, comfortable highway drive without noticeable bumps and with precise steering.
Available Technology Features
- 5-Inch Touchscreen
- Available 6.3-Inch Touchscreen
- 1 or 2 USB Ports
- 6 Speakers
- CD Player
- Auxiliary Audio Jack
- Bluetooth* for Phone Connectivity and Audio Streaming
- Available Satellite Radio
- Available HD Radio
- Available VW Car-Net App-Connect
- Android Auto
- Apple CarPlay
- Available Fender Premium Audio
- Available Navigation
Available Safety Features
- Rearview Camera
- Traction Control
- Stability Control
- Antilock Disc Brakes
- Rear and Front Side Curtain Airbags
- Front Side Airbags
- Available Lane Departure Warning
- Available Forward Collision Warning featuring Automatic Braking
- Available Blind-Spot Monitor
- Available VW Car-Net Telematics with Geofencing, Speed Alerts, Stolen Vehicle Location, Roadside Assistance, Automatic Crash Notification, and Remote Vehicle Access
Shopping and Buying at Onion Creek Volkswagen in Texas
To make the most of buying your new 2016 Volkswagen Passat, choose to shop at Onion Creek Volkswagen. Our Austin, Texas dealership attracts drivers from all over the state thanks to our excellent selection and helpful in-house services like financing and maintenance. Our team is truly knowledgeable about all the models we offer, including the Passat, and we can use that expertise to ensure you have no regrets after driving off the lot. Visit our dealership today to start enjoying everything the 2016 Passat has to offer.
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