Volkswagen may be fighting an uphill battle when it comes to their TDI problems, but that isn’t stopping the company from moving forward with other products in its lineup. The new Passat was unveiled just a few weeks ago, and now we have official pricing from the German manufacturer. The cheapest Passat you can buy comes in at $22,440. That is the exact same price as last year’s car, but VW says there is more than $1,300 worth of new standard equipment included.
From there you can snag one of a number of various trim levels with increases prices and higher levels of standard equipment. The most expensive 1.8T you can get is the SEL Premium, and it comes loaded with just about every bell and whistle Volkswagen offers from the Fender Premium Audio stereo, LED lights front and rear, and a host of safety tech like blind-spot monitoring, lane keeping assistance, park assist, and more.
If you want a bigger engine than a 1.8T, VW has you covered with the VR6 equipped Passat. The highest trim level, and most expensive car on offer, the Passat V6 SEL Premium takes every piece of equipment from the 1.8T SEL Premium, and then adds the 280 horsepower VR6 engine, a six-speed DSG transmission, and dual chrome exhaust tips. The cost of this machine is hefty $36,835.
There will be a TDI version of the Passat to launch once VW gets this entire EPA mess sorted out, but the brand has neglected to provide pricing. To get a better understanding of the pricing, I made you a handy little table below of all the trim lines and their starting price. Don’t forget to hit the link to go to our gallery, as we have added 24 new photos. You can take a good look at the Passat in various trims and colors, as well as see the size of the trunk, and the interior design.
2016 Passat 1.8T S: $22,440
2016 Passat 1.8T R-Line: $23,975
2016 Passat 1.8T SE: $26,280
2016 Passat 1.8T SEL: $30,495
2016 Passat 1.8T SEL Premium: $34,270
2016 Passat V6 SEL Premium: $36,835