Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,578 - $18,322
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
150-280
Seats
5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$11,578 - $18,322
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
30 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
150-280
Seats
5

Ranks #6 Midsize Cars by Experts

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By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.3 Value 3.8

Editor's Overview

Updated for 2016 with new style and tech, the segment’s only European entry boasts excellent driving manners and exceptional roominess. Rear-seat legroom is class leading, the driving experience...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Owner Reviews

4.5
116 Reviews
62% 28% 7% 3% 1 star 0%
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My Passat is the queen of cars!

2016 Volkswagen Passat

My VW Passat is very quiet when I am driving. We went to Las Vegas and back from San Diego on one tank of gas. It is a medium size car and very easy to parallel park. It has room for grand kids in the back seat and has plenty of legroom in the passenger front seat. The windows automatically roll up and down with a push of a button. The steering wheel can be adjusted for the needs of the driver. We nicknamed our car Queenie. The grand kids like the name and love to go on trips with Queenie. Giving her a name personalise your car as one of the family. The grand kids don't want to ride in any other car because they do not have names. Queenie has soft interior cushy seats for long rides. Grand kids can nap while on long trips. The gas mileage is insane and the best mileage for any vehicle I have owned. Am in my 70s and have owned 10 cars in my life. Three of them have been Volkswagen vehicles. Several young adults have learned to drive with Queenie being the instructor. Now they all want a Volkswagen for their first vehicle. Queenie loves parking garages because she gets to park with other cars. Being social she makes friends with other cars and especially likes big trucks. The grandchildren who are now teenagers get to compare Queenie with all other vehicles by size, style, available colors, interior decor, driving ability regarding turning radius, wheel treatments, dashboard design, interior lighting, and ease of using the steering wheel. We have 16 grandchildren who may all become Volkswagen owners just because of their relationship with grandma's car, Queenie.

- Linda S

2016 Volkswagen Passat. Great family car, very spacious and great gas mileage.

2016 Volkswagen Passat

The performance on my 2016 Volkswagen Passat is out of this world compared to my previous cars. It drives like a dream. My particular model is turbo charged and you can be driving at 90 mph and it handles so well you do not even notice it until looking at the speedometer. The car handles the road incredible and in all driving conditions other than snow and that is only because of the location in which I live. The Passat has incredible gas mileage both city and highway. The cabin is very spacious and features a touch screen radio that is Bluetooth capable as well as USB and SD card slots. You can also use your phone through your stereo system. The sound system is wonderful and for someone like me who loves music, you would love this stereo system!! The trunk is super spacious as well and my favorite part is the trunk has a hidden button you can press to open it that way you're not shuffling all your stuff to try and hit the button on the remote. You will not be disappointed if you purchase this vehicle. I am 1000% happy with my buy. I hope you will be as well!!

- Kayla R

Great looking but visibility an issue

2016 Volkswagen Passat 1.8T SE

I have owned Volkswagens for many years, firstva Jetta and this is my second Passat. I have decided I will not get a Volkswagen as my next car. I have noticed with this 2016 model the comfort of the driver's seat has decreased, especially the headrest. The seat warmers seem to be cheaper and cover less area. The biggest reason for my decision is the visibility issues, I have major problems with visibility due to the overall design of the body of the vehicle. It is extremely difficult to try to view oncoming traffic from the left when trying to pull out. My son refused to drive the Passat for his senior prom and preferred to drive his older, less sharp looking vehicle due to the fact that he doesn't feel comfortable in the Passat because he 'can't see' well. It's too bad, because reliability has been great, the car is sharp looking and I receive compliments on it. I do like the spaciousness of the seating, my 6' 3' brother can sit in the back comfortably. The trunk is also spacious.

- Barb C

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Key Specs

Overview

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
150 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.8L TSI 170 HP Turbocharged 4
2.0L 150 HP TDI Diesel

Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls

Cruise Control

Cruise Control

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Power Steering

Power Steering

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.4 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.3 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
39.1 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.8 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
15.9 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth

MP3 Player

MP3 Player

AUX Input

AUX Input

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar

Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Wheels

Standard Wheels
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P215/60TR16
P235/40HR19

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.4 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
191.9 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
72.2 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3263 lbs.
3437 - 3444 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
170 hp
150 hp

Torque

Torque
184 ft. lbs.
236 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
100 lbs.
100 lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
18.5 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
32 mpg
36 mpg

City

City
25 mpg
30 mpg

Highway

Highway
38 mpg
42 - 44 mpg

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire
Temporary Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety