Volkswagen of America has revealed pricing details for the 2016 Passat facelift. The cheapest version money can buy is the entry-level trim with the 1.8 TSI engine that puts out 170 bhp and 184 lb-ft of torque through a 6-speed automatic gearbox. It costs $22,440 and manages to return 38 mpg on the highway according to EPA’s estimations and this represents a 2 mpg increase. Those looking for more power can make the upgrade to the VR6 3.6-liter motor which jacks up the starting price to $36,835 and offers 280 bhp and 258 lb-ft of torque sent to the front axle exclusively through a 6-speed DSG.
For the first time ever on the US-spec model, the 2016 Passat facelift can be optionally ordered with an R-Line package which brings a more aggressive body, 19-inch wheels, several black body accents, 19-inch wheels and a different rear diffuser. Equipped with this kit, the mid-size sedan costs at least $23,975 and you can also add an R-Line Comfort package for $775 which has heated front seats, leatherette surfaces, heated mirrors, heated washer nozzles and a power driver’s seat.
Moreover, the 2016 Passat facelift can be had with the R-Line Lighting package that costs $1,095 and has LED headlights, LED daytime running lights and LED taillights. Inside the cabin there’s the MIB II infotainment system with MirrorLink, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support while the Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is making its debut on the US-spec Passat.
Source: Volkswagen of America