2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line Springfield MO
One of the joys of buying a new car is having a bit of style to flaunt when you show it off to friends and family. It’s an expensive purchase, and it only makes sense you would want a vehicle that you’re proud to own. For those who’ve been considering a midsize sedan, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line in Springfield MO is a new option that boasts the same benefits the Passat has always provided, but with an extra flair of style that will turn heads, without you ever even asking them to look your way.
The R-Line trim level is new for the 2016 model year and presents more aggressive styling for this economical midsize sedan. The standard 1.8T Passat received a facelift this model year, so the R-Line benefits from a more distinct four-bar chrome grille and a sculpted dome hood, but it provides further changes with an R-Line bumper with a chrome shuttered design. It also has 19-inch Salvador wheels, a chrome-tipped exhaust tip and unique rocker panels for an overall more dynamic appearance.
The Passat R-Line is an upgrade in style, but it retains the impressive 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine with its 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque output. Paired with this is a standard six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic and Sport driving modes for more control over gear shifts.
Where the standard Passat is sleek, the R-Line is a bit more dramatic. It has special R-Line front and rear bumpers, with the front end gaining a shutter style similar to what’s seen on the Golf GTI. It has many of the same color options, too, but switches out Titanium Beige for the sophisticated Urano Gray color. .
The R-Line trim comes in as the second trim level for the Passat, making it an affordable option that balances style with features without weighing heavily on wallets. Standard features include a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, R-Line door sill protectors and the 5-inch touchscreen system.
Discover comfort in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line
It’s true one of the main benefits to owning a 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line is that it has received muscular styling elements that take away from the family-oriented design and provides a fresh take on the midsize sedan, but this means it also retains all the things which brought popularity to the Passat in the first place. The Volkswagen Passat is already one of the top ten best-selling cars in the world, and it isn’t difficult to see why. The model has one of the nicest interiors in its segment, with standard features like dual-zone climate control and a leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel. Unlike many competitors, Volkswagen offers vehicles with well-fitted premium materials that have a durable build.
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat R-Line provides a smart balance of features, including dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights with “coming home” feature, daytime running lights, a rearview camera, cloth seating and a multi-function steering wheel. A Comfort package is available for V-Tex leatherette seating, heated front seats side mirrors and washer nozzles and a power driver’s seat. To learn more about this model stop by Napleton Volkswagen Springfield to take it for a test drive.