With last year’s model experiencing an impressive upgrade, one wouldn’t think to expect many changes to the new . Yes, the changes are subtle, but they’re important enough to make the new Passat a very attractive option if you’re looking at .
Standard safety features
Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking will come as a standard across the board on all Passat models in 2017. This safety feature monitors the front of the vehicle, sounding a warning if a collision is imminent and automatically stopping the car if the driver doesn’t respond.
New trim lineup and features
Most of the changes to the 2017 Volkswagen Passat involve features available on the different trim levels: the SE trim will now include keyless access and push-button start, as well as the features offered with the previous model such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, USB ports, and heated leatherette seats.
The 2017 Passat’s R-line trim now includes the Composition Media touchscreen, Front Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, and heated leatherette seats. Some of these features were only available with the previous model when upgrading to the R-line Comfort Package.
The 2017 Volkswagen Passat V6 SE with Technology is a new trim level, available as an ‘order only’ option, that allows drivers to add several features to the V6 engine models. These include LED headlights and taillights, remote start, Park Distance Control, and 18-inch-aluminum-alloy wheels.
Test drive the new 2017 Volkswagen Passat at a Volkswagen dealership in Olympia