The 2016 Volkswagen Passat Sedan is a midsized sedan built for family fun and is offered in five main trim levels: S, R-Line, SE, SEL and SEL Premium.
The base S comes standard with 16-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, full power accessories, a rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, height-adjustable front seats (with two-way manual lumbar adjustment for the driver), a 60/40-split folding rear seat, cloth upholstery, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, a 5-inch touchscreen and a six-speaker sound system with a CD player, a USB port and an auxiliary audio jack.
The sporty R-Line adds 19-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shift knob and unique exterior and interior styling elements. The R-Line is available with a Comfort package, which includes heated side mirrors, an eight-way power driver seat (with four-way power lumbar), heated front seats and leatherette (premium vinyl) upholstery.
The SE adds the features from the R-Line with Comfort package (minus R-specific trim and the large wheels) and adds 17-inch wheels, a sunroof, a sliding front armrest, rear air-conditioning vents, adaptive cruise control, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, HD and satellite radio, a second USB port, the Car-Net telematics system and a collision mitigation system with automating braking. The optional Technology package adds fog lights, automatic wipers, keyless entry and ignition, a hands-free trunk opener with foot sensor, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, heated rear seats, a blind-spot monitor, rear cross-traffic alert, a navigation system, an eight-speaker sound system and an upgraded version of Car-Net that offers smartphone integration via Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and Mirror Link.
The SEL takes the features from the SE with Technology package and adds 18-inch wheels, an eight-way power passenger seat (with four-way power lumbar), driver memory settings, leather upholstery, a premium Fender audio system and a separate ski pass-through for the 60/40 rear seat. A Lighting package is available for all trims. It includes foglights (if not already equipped) and LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights.
The top-of-the-line SEL Premium includes all of the SEL features plus power-folding mirrors, front and rear parking sensors, remote ignition, an automated parallel parking feature, a lane departure warning system and the Lighting package.