2016 Volkswagen Passat Fresno CA

2016 Volkswagen Passat Fresno CA


2016 is a big year for the Passat, involving an exterior makeover and a medley of technology that previously was never available.

R-Line Trim

On top of a redesign year, the 2016 Passat adds a brand new trim to lineup–the sport-themed R-Line.


Two gas-powered engines are available on the latest Passat–the turbocharged 1.8L 4-cylinder and 3.6L V6 which impressively musters up 280 horsepower.


Equipped with its baseline 1.8L turbo, the Passat produces 170 horsepower while still managing a respectable rating of 25 city/ 38 hwy mpg.


Tech fans, exciting news for you! Volkswagen’s upgraded second-generation infotainment center, MIB II, debuts across the majority of the Passat trim levels.


Through MIB II, drivers will be able to sync their smartphones through one of three app-connect platforms: Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Fresno CA

The modern midsize car with multiple personalities. The Volkswagen Passat has what it takes to serve as an affordable family sedan but also has the allure of businesses luxury car. Volkswagen does an impressive job of mildly redesigning the Passat without driving up the price. The overall exterior has been improved to be more aggressive while a sporty new trim has been introduced as well. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat in Fresno, CA is a midsize sedan that doesn’t have to try hard to stand out, it just naturally does thanks to its ideal blend of performance and efficiency topped with an eye-catching interior design filled with technology and available amenities.

In addition to the all-new sporty R-Line, there are five trim levels in total. The Passat S starts things off by rolling in on 16-inch alloy wheels and providing useful everyday standard features that some automakers charge extra for such as:

  • Full power accessories
  • Automatic headlights
  • Cruise control
  • Rearview camera
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Six-speaker sound system w/ CD player, USB port, and aux. Jack
  • Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity
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2016 Volkswagen Passat: Midsize, Modern, and More than you expected

As we mentioned above, there are five trim levels altogether: S, R-Line, SE, SEL, and SEL Premium. Building on top of these different types of 2016 Passat models, there are a number of packing options as well depending on the amenities, technology, and advanced safety features you may want. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat already is a Top Safety Pick+ vehicle according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety meaning that in addition to its full-bodied standard safety features, it also provides active Driver Assistance features which include:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Park Distance Control
  • Parking Steering Assistant

Fresno-area drivers interested in learning more about the advanced safety features as well as the all-new entertainment, navigation, and communication technology available through VW Car-Net App-Connect are welcomed to come by Michael VW to learn more and see the latest Volkswagen Passat in person.