Important Differences between the 2016 and 2017 Volkswagen Passat

January 14th, 2019 by

The differences between the 2016 and 2017 Passat are very minute due to the fact the 2016 version went through so many upgrades. There are, however, important changes between 2016 and 2017 that need to be pointed out and addressed especially if you’re considering buying one.

More Bang for your Buck
The 2017 Volkswagen Passat definitely offers more features on the lower end trim levels, especially when it comes to safety. Advanced safety features are becoming more and more mainstream and standard on newer cars, and the 2017 Passat holds true to that. If you’re not looking for anything too fancy then maybe the 2016 version is the way to go. The 2017 model may be more expensive, but you get more features for the price you pay than you would if you went with the 2016.

New Offers for the 2017 Version
The 2017 version will include a V6 SE trim at 280 horsepower, which will include LED headlights and taillights, remote start, Park Distance Control and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. This will be available only as an “order only” option. These are features that were not all offered for the 2016 trims.

Features Offered for the SE and R-Line Trims
These trims offer the most changes between the two years. The SE trim has a keyless access and push-button start along with heated front seats. The R-line adds unique and sporty styling to the Passat. It gets the Composition Media touchscreen, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, leatherette seats, and heated front seats. The 2016 year made you upgrade to the R-line Comfort Package before these were offered.

Differences that Matter in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat
It is important to consider these differences between the two years. The 2017 model year doesn’t take a huge leap with the Passat, but it does offer more features as a standard. Be sure to visit Ray Brandt Volkswagen to view all of our 2017 Volkswagen Passat options, and get your test drive in!

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