Drive Wire: VW Releases Pricing and Features of 2016 Passat


Non-dire VW news for a change, Volkswagen’s come out with pricing and features for the 2016 Passat. First things first: there is no TDI in the lineup, and there probably won’t be as long as Dieselgate continues. The new, more angular Passat will have two engine options: the 1.8 liter 170- horsepower direct-injected turbo 4 cylinder and the 3.8 liter 280-horse VR6. Pricing starts a little over $22,000 for a base four cylinder and stops at a shade under $37,000 for a premium VR6 model with the nifty DSG paddle-shifters. With looks like this, it makes it really hard to hate on VW.