Volkswagen Passat 2016

4.7 (48 votes)


  • Two engines, three transmissions
  • Freshened for 2016
  • Active-safety features added
  • Sporty R-Line trim joins lineup
  • New multimedia system
  • Front-wheel drive


  • Styling refresh is still humdrum
  • Some imitation leather is unconvincing
  • Bottom seat cushions don't tilt
  • Steering wheel doesn't lower far enough
  • Diesel model on hold
  • Ancient gauge cluster display (most trims)


  • Excellent ride, handling and acceleration
  • Excellent value
  • More standard features
  • Android devices now supported
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Extremely spacious interior, front and back

Volkswagen Passat 2016 Specs

$10,622–$20,510 Inventory Prices
170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 (regular gas)
Combined MPG
23-29 Combined MPG
5 Seats
6-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
Front-wheel Drive
Body Type
Warranty Bumper-to-Bumper
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Roadside Assistance
36 months / 36,000 miles
Warranty Powertrain
60 months / 60,000 miles

Volkswagen Passat 2016 Reviews

A car that meets performace and economy.

I bought this model, because it is a spacious and current car. It has an excellent consumption and a super balanced engine. As my first car in the US, I never thought about having a wolksvage here, ...

by Demetrius Borges from Coconut Creek - Florida on May 15, 2018

Sporty, Comfortable, Reliable, Very nice looking.

I was sold on the car from the moment I test drove it. I liked how it looked, but I loved how it handled and the get up it has. I liked my Passat so much that I went and purchased the VW Tiguan for my ...

by EsplinVW from St. George, Utah. on June 8, 2018

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