2017 Volkswagen Passat Release Date and New Standard Features

The 2017 VW Passat Gets Many New Standard Features

2017 Volkswagen Passat: Release Date and New Features

The Volkswagen Passat received a thorough redesign for the 2016 model-year, impressing both consumers and automotive critics alike with its excellent performance, stylish design, refined and comfortable interior and advanced-technology features. The 2017 Passat has relatively minor changes, but with many new standard features across the trim lineup, it offers greater value. Continue reading to find out about the release date and new features of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat. 

2017 VW Passat R-Line New Features

The 2017 Passat R-Line model takes a step up with several new features, including the Composition Media touchscreen radio that has USB connectivity, voice control, SiriusXM Satellite Radio trial and VW Car-Net App-Connect technology. The R-Line also comes with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert, power driver seat, V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces and heatable front seats. Also, an available Lighting Package adds LED headlamps with LED DRLs and LED tailights.

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2017 VW Passat SE and SE with Technology New Features

In addition to changes for the R-Line model, the 2017 Passat SE adds a number of new features, including KESSY keyless access with push-button start and an available Lighting Package that adds foglights to the R-Line’s setup. The SE with Technology model, available with both the 1.8T engine and the VR6, adds remote start, Park Distance Control, 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and LED headlamps and taillights.

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What is the release date of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat?

While the official release date of the 2017 Passat has yet to be announced by Volkswagen, it’s excepted to arrive in dealer showrooms sometime in the fall of 2016. For more information on the 2017 Passat, including the official release date as it gets closer to launch, be sure to follow us on the Capistrano Volkswagen Blog.