2016 Volkswagen Passat Springfield MO
It may feel like the road is full of large SUVs and tiny economy cars, but the mid-size sedan segment still tops the most popular lists as families look for the perfect blend of space and fuel economy. A contender in the market for many shoppers is the 2016 Volkswagen Passat in Springfield MO, which continues to draw in drivers for its premium features, sophisticated styling and smooth driving style. This year it has undergone a mid-cycle refresh, making it an even more dynamic option.
While looks alone won’t satisfy motorists, the styling of the 2016 VW Passat is just icing on the cake. A 1.8T four-cylinder engine sits under the hood of the base model, delivering 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque for a smooth ride. Premium materials in the interior create supportive and comfortable seating, while soft-touch materials give an overall high-quality feel. Between a cozy interior and a quality build, the overall driving experience is one that inspires confidence and security.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat can’t be discussed without noting the variety of design features that make it fresh for the new model year. The most notable changes are found in the front end, where the hood gains a distinctive dome shape with a sculpted look that gives it a more aggressive profile.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat can be expected to deliver the same performance specs as the previous model year, with a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine coming standard and offering up 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. A 280 horsepower V6 engine is also available.
Aside from a larger size, there are many standard features which make the Passat an ideal mid-size sedan. New among them is the MIB II infotainment system with 5-inch resistive touchscreen, but the automatic headlights, dual-zone climate control and automatic headlights are also favorites.
Changes in the 2016 VW Passat
It’s no secret that a vehicle that fails to improve soon loses popularity, which is why the 2016 Volkswagen Passat has received many updates for the new model year. Chief among them are updates to the styling, with the domed hood earning aggressive lines to create a more muscular look, while still retaining the sense of elegance people expect from Volkswagen. The interior is likewise updated, primarily in the dashboard and center console, where the instrument cluster more closely matches the one found in the Golf, and two-tone panels break up the color scheme. For the first time, the Passat also now offers a sportier R-Line trim level, with foglights reminiscent of the Golf GTI.
Aside from the facelift, a wide range of features have added value to the 2016 model year. Most noteworthy across the lineup is the MIB II infotainment system. In the Passat, there are three head units depending upon the trim level chosen. The base trim level comes with a 5-inch resistive touchscreen, the SE comes with a 6.3-inch capacitive touchscreen and all other trims add on navigation. There are seven total trims, including the one available for the 3.6-liter V6 engine. Other standard features include automatic headlights, dual-zone climate control, a rearview camera, Bluetooth with audio and a six speaker sound system.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat is available now at Napleton Volkswagen Springfield. Stop by the dealership for a test drive or contact us to learn more about the variety of options for this model.