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2017 Volkswagen Passat S vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

The Volkswagen Passat is a customer favorite because of its midsize classification. It offers plenty of passenger space while staying incredibly efficient. One of the best things about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is that it is available in several trim levels to accommodate a variety of needs and tastes. Oftentimes, we find our customers considering either the 2017 Volkswagen Passat S (base trim) and the 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line (second-level trim).

Both the 2017 Passat S and Passat R-Line, along with all other Passat models, are outfitted with a 170 horsepower 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine that attains an estimated fuel economy of 23 mpg in the city and 34 mpg on the highway. With an 18.5-gallon fuel tank, the Passat S and Passat R-Line can cover approximately 629 highway miles before refueling.


2017 Volkswagen Passat S Standard 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

$22,440 MSRP

170 horsepower 1.8L turbo 4-cylinder engine $23,975 MSRP
16-inch Carolina alloy wheels 23 mpg-city/34 mpg-highway fuel economy 19-inch Salvador alloy wheels
Chrome window trim Rearview camera system R-Line front and rear bumpers, chrome window trim, and
 chrome-tipped exhaust tip
Cloth seats 60/40 split-fold rear seats V-Tex leatherette seats (front seats are heated)

Differences Between the 2017 Volkswagen Passat S and 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

Despite being the base trim, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat S is stylish and outfitted with several awesome features, including 16-inch Carolina alloy wheels and chrome window trim for the exterior. Inside the spacious cabin, the Passat S is equipped with cloth seats, a rearview camera system, a multi-function steering wheel, a multi-function trip computer, three 12-volt power outlets, Bluetooth technology, a USB port, a touchscreen AM/FM/CD sound system, and much more!

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line is the sporty trim in the Passat family and its exterior is furnished with 19-inch Salvador alloy wheels, special R-Line front and rear bumpers, chrome window trim, and a chrome-tipped exhaust tip. As the second-level trim, the 2017 Passat R-Line interior has several additional features, including the VW Car-Net App-Connect infotainment system and V-Tex leatherette seats. Additionally, the front seats are heated, which drivers will definitely appreciate during the cold New York winters.

To learn more about the 2017 Volkswagen Passat S and 2017 Volkswagen Passat R-Line, we invite you to stop by our dealership to check out both models and speak with our sales team to decide which one is right for you.