Thursday, September 24, 2015

2016 Volkswagen Passat Starts At $22,440 Later This Year

The new 2016 Volkswagen Passat midsize sedan, unveiled in the midst of Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal, is powered by 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® four cylinder engine, with an EPA estimated highway fuel economy rating of 38 mpg with the automatic transmission, a 2.0-liter TDI® diesel or a 280 horsepower 3.6-liter VR6® engine. The 2016 Passat gets a new hood, front fenders, grille, front and rear bumpers, trunklid and available LED headlights and taillights. Full pricing for the new 2016 Passat will be available closer to launch later this year, but the 1.8T S model starts at $22,440, which is the same price as the previous base model when equipped with a six-speed automatic transmission.