2018 Volkswagen Passat S vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat SE

2018 Volkswagen Passat S vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat SE

If you’ve settled on the Volkswagen Passat for your next sedan, we’d like to take a moment to commend you for your decision. This is a reliable car with an abundance of contemporary features, so rest assured you’ve made the right choice. There is more digging to be done, however, as the Passat come in seven different trim levels. Each one has its own set of unique advantages, so take a look as we show you two options in this 2018 Volkswagen Passat S vs 2018 Volkswagen Passat SE comparison.

The S trim is the base model and costs the least out of the seven trims. With a starting MSRP of just $22,995, it’s a wise choice for drivers on a budget. Upgrade to the SE trim, however, and you’ll get even more for a good price. Get a closer look at how these two compare in the table below!

2018 Volkswagen Passat S


2018 Volkswagen Passat SE

$22,995 MSRP $26,295
2.0L Turbo Engine 2.0L Turbo
Standard Rear View Camera System Standard
Not Available Power Tilting/Sliding Sunroof Standard

Specs and Features in the 2018 Passat

You may have noticed from the table above that despite the differences in price, both vehicles have the same engine under the hood. The powerful yet efficient 2.0L turbocharged engine gets 174 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. Fuel stops will be few and far between thanks to an EPA-estimated 25 city/36 hwy mpg. The differences set in when you look at other interior comfort and convenience features. Some of those made standard in at least the SE trim include:

  • Climatronic® dual-zone climate control
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
  • Keyless access with push-button start
  • Bluetooth® technology
  • Volkswagen Car-Net® App-Connect
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Rear Traffic Alert
  • And much more!

Interested in learning more about the 2018 Passat? Come check it out here at Hall Volkswagen in Brookfield! We have plenty of models for you to choose from, and we can give you the rundown on which trim level is a good fit for you. Stop by or schedule a test drive online today!

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