Recently, conducted its Midsize Sedan Challenge, putting eight of the most popular 2016 models to the test head-to-head to see which Midsize Sedan reigns supreme. Here at East Coast Volkswagen, we are happy to announce that the 2016 Volkswagen Passat beat out the competition and was honored with the title “Best Midsize Sedan.” It’s not that we like to toot our own horn, but...toot toot.



While it’s good to be king, the competition was definitely fierce. Competitors from across the brands were evaluated against one another on a 220-mile road course—grueling by any standards. The sedans were judged on things like acceleration, handling, braking, features, cargo space, overall ride, tech, and more. And the judges seemed to find a lot to love about the 2016 Volkswagen Passat. They were smitten with the Passat’s whisper-quiet cabin, its smooth ride, solid steering, and updated, refreshing interior design. Another impressive factor in the Passat’s favor was the overall value of the safety tech, with the collision-avoidance and emergency braking system arriving standard on the 2016 Passat—features you often have to pay a pretty penny for as add-ons, or even bundled into an expensive package.

“We are thrilled for the Passat to be named Best Midsize Sedan by against such formidable competition. The Passat offers the perfect combination of sophisticated styling, outstanding App-Connect technology, and the great driving dynamics that Volkswagen is known for, making it an outstanding consumer value.” –Hinrich J. Woebcken, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

“The Passat came in first place with both our expert judges and in-market shoppers. This midsize sedan is a refreshed version of the Passat that won’s Best of 2012 award; it’s still tremendously roomy and for 2016 got a ton of tech upgrades like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition to the roominess, tech and safety, the standout feature of the Passat is its driving ability. Everyone who drove it unanimously agreed, the Passat is plain old fun to drive.” –Patrick Olsen,’s editor-in-chief

The midsize sedan segment exists for folks who value practicality, comfort, reliability, convenience, and a pleasurable drive: you can find all that and more in the 2016 Volkswagen Passat. If you’re looking for a sedan you can rely on, that is a joy to drive, and delivers big on the features you really want, come see us in our Myrtle Beach, SC showroom to get some hands-on experience with the 2016 VW Passat.

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