After being revealed almost a month ago, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat facelift is now available in United States from $22,440.

After being revealed almost a month ago, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat facelift is now available in United States from $22,440.

 

For this money you will be getting the base version fitted with a 1.8 TSI engine producing 170 bhp (127 kW) and 184 lb-ft (249 Nm) of torque sent to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission. In this configuration, the 2016MY Passat returns an EPA-estimated 38 mpg on the highway which is 2 mpg more than the previous model year. Upgrade to the 3.6-liter VR6 engine and VW will reward you with 280 bhp (208 kW), 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) and a six-speed DSG, but in this case the price jumps to $36,835.

 

Those looking for a sportier appearance can get the optional R-Line package which makes its debut on the US-spec Passat. It increases the starting price of the 1.8 TSI version to $23,975 and adds a more aggressive body, a reworked rear diffuser, 19-inch rims with 235/40 all-season tires and black accents. For an extra $775, VoA is offering an R-Line Comfort package with leatherette surfaces, heated front seats, power driver's seat and heated mirrors & nozzles. The 2016 Passat facelift can also be equipped with an optional R-Line Lighting package for $1,095 and in return you'll get LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED taillights.

This new model year brings Volkswagen's second generation modular infotainment platform (MIB) with support for Apple CarPlay, Android Auto and MirrorLink. Automatic Post-Collision Braking System is also making its debut on the 2016 Passat and will automatically apply the brakes after the first collision is detected by the airbag sensors.

 

Available on order, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat facelift US-spec is built at the company's factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Note: For obvious reasons, the press release does not mention the 2.0 TDI engine at all.

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