The Volkswagen Passat has a wide range of trims available, which results in an equally broad price range of $23,260 to $34,815 ($820 destination charge included). As VW caters to slightly more affluent customers, the most popular trim on dealer lots will likely be the midrange 1.8T SE, which starts from $26,315 ($820 destination charge included). This trim comes standard with:
- Rear climate control vents
- Keyless ignition
- Leatherette upholstery
- Adaptive cruise control
- Forward collision warning
- Six-speaker audio system with a 6.3-inch touchscreen
Buyers looking for additional features can add the Passat SE Lighting Package, which includes front fog lights and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights for an extra $1,245.
The Passat is available with two engines. The starter powerplant is a 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder with 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission. Optionally, buyers can go with the SE or SEL trims and score a 3.6-liter V6 that injects 280 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. A six-speed dual-clutch transmission is exclusive to the V6-powered Passat.