2016 Volkswagen Passat Interior Features and Specs
The Volkswagen Passat has long given consumers a blend of practicality, sophistication and affordability, and with a complete redesign for the 2016 model, the new Passat is better than ever. Possessing a refined interior, powerful engine choices, abundant space for passengers and cargo and outstanding new tech features, the 2016 Passat is a midsize sedan that offers exceptional quality and value. Check out its impressive interior features and specs.
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The 2016 Passat was thoroughly redesigned both inside and out, and one of the most pleasing updates is its stylish and sophisticated cabin. The new dashboard features sharper contours and a sculpture line, acting to frame the elements underneath. The instrument cluster is similar to that of the current Golf, with two large dial faces and a display screen set between them, while a new frameless rearview mirror is an understated touch of elegance. New chrome trim pieces—including the bezels around the air vents, upper door trim, cupholders, and shift lever—help add to the premium feel of the interior.
You and your passengers can enjoy the comfortable cabin of the 2016 Passat. Even in the base version, the driver’s seat adjusts eight ways, including lumbar, and eight-way power adjustable seats are available for R-Line models and up. Cloth trim is standard on the base S model and the R-Line, while the SE trim features Volkswagen’s perforated V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces as standard, now with contrast piping on Cornsilk Beige and Moonrock Grey interiors. For even greater luxury, SEL models receive Vienna leather seating surfaces.
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The 2016 Passat delivers an abundance of space for both people and cargo. It offers plenty of room for five adults and ingress and egress is effortless with large, wide-opening doors. New to select 2016 Passat models is an Easy Open trunk, which allows the driver to use their feet to activate a sensor near the rear of the vehicle, opening the trunk hands-free. The driver’s key must be within three feet of the trunk to use the Easy Open feature. With 15.9 cu-ft of trunk capacity, you can easily accommodate a considerable amount of luggage.
The cabin of new Passat also benefits from many superb technological offerings, including the MIB II infotainment system, which utilizes a capacitive touch sensor that gesture controls like swiping and pinch-zooming rather than the resistive touchscreens that require pressure and have slightly longer response times. Also, the innovative App-Connect technology features the three major smartphone integration platforms—Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. If you’d like get behind the wheel of the 2016 Passat or any other Volkswagen model, then be sure to get in touch with us at Capistrano Volkswagen.