Rated the best also arrives at a smokin hot deal price! Wayne Gerdes – CleanMPG – June 8, 2016 2016 VW Passat SE 1.8L TSI with the 6-speed AT - $27,100 to start including $820 D&H provides owners a 25/38 mpg city/highway rating. VWs refreshed 2016 Passat with the 1.8L TSI took top honors in Cars.com’s Midsize Sedan Challenge. Up against eight of the most popular 2016 midsized sedans available in North America, the Passat won with its spacious comfort, safety, available VW Car-Net App-Connect technology, and most of all, its best-in-class fun-to-drive nature. To make it into the 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, each vehicle had to have an AT, an EPA estimate of at least 28 mpg combined and have an MSRP of less than $28,000. Vehicles were evaluated by a panel of expert judges and an Atlanta couple in the market for a new sedan on a 220-mile road course looking at overall ride, acceleration, handling, braking, features, cargo space, technology and more. The tests resulted in the following ranking: 2016 Volkswagen Passat 2016 Kia Optima 2016 Chevrolet Malibu 2016 Hyundai Sonata 2016 Honda Accord 2016 Subaru Legacy 2016 Toyota Camry 2016 Mazda6 2016 Nissan Altima Patrick Olsen, Cars.com’s Editor-in-Chief: The 2016 Volkswagen Passat continues to be built at Volkswagen’s state-of-the-art and Platinum LEED certified – the only auto manufacturing plant and the only one in the world to achieve this status - factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. For 2016, the Passat was refreshed with new interior and exterior design elements, available driver assistance features, connectivity, and more convenience features than ever before. The starting MSRP for the 2016 Volkswagen Passat is $22,440. The SE model tested by Cars had an MSRP of $26,280 and included VW Car-Net App-Connect technology, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking, heatable front seats, and a sunroof. 2016 VW Passat SE TrueCar Price Report – 06/08/2016 The SE trim includes the following: 170 hp and 184 lb-ft. of torque 1.8L TSI I4 mated to a 6-speed AT V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces Touchscreen Audio with proximity sensor, CD player, AM/FM/HD Radio, SD memory card reader, and voice control VW Car-Net App-Connect Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, MirrorLink SiriusXM Satellite Radio Volkswagen Car-Net Security & Service Rearview Camera System Two USB audio ports (front and rear center console) Adaptive Cruise Control Driver’s seat, 8-way power seat w/ power lumbar Passenger seat, 8-way manual 60/40-split folding rear seat Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel, shift knob and brake handle Dual auto climate Multi-function trip computer with trip time, length, speed, fuel consumption, current fuel consumption, miles to empty Heated side mirrors with integrated turn signals Heated windshield washer nozzles Power tilting/sliding sunroof Autonomous Emergency Braking (included in Front Assist) Adding even more to the deal, if you are a recent College grad, the Volkswagen College Graduate Program provides qualified recent graduates another $500 Contract Bonus when purchasing or leasing a new, unused Volkswagen vehicle through Volkswagen Credit. - Proof of employment, graduation, and other documentation required. National Offer. Offer ends January 5th 2017.