2017 VW Passat S vs Passat R

The 2017 VW Passat is a benchmark for what a midsize car should be. It is sleek, efficient, safe, and arrives at a reasonable starting price. The R-Line Passat is all of that, but with a sportier edge that many love. Not sure which you'd like more? You should take a look at our 2017 VW Passat S vs 2017 VW Passat R comparison page! 

Both the 2017 VW Passat S and Passat R are highly affordable for their class, especially compared to some competing models. The S trim for the Passat starts at $22,440 and the R-Line trim is just a bit more at $23,975. No matter which you choose, they'll be packing the same 1.8L Turbocharged I-4 engine with 170 horsepower.

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2017 VW Passat S Differences between the 2017 VW Passat S and Passat R 2017 VW Passat R
$22,440 MSRP $23,975
170 hp Horsepower 170 hp
Cloth Seating Trim Leatherette
Not Available Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Standard

Differences between the 2017 VW Passat S and Passat R

Both the 2017 VW Passat and Passat R come with some impressive features at the base level, including a rearview camera system, but you'll ultimately be able to find a bit more in the Passat R. The 2017 Passat R adds things like heated leatherette seats, App Connect, and more. Still, the regular Passat S trim has things like Bluetooth, Dual-Zone Climate Control, and autonomous emergency braking – so it's no slouch by any means.  

Another main difference is that the R-Line 2017 Passat has an available R-Line Lighting package that can be added. This upgrades the Passat R to include full LED headlights with daytime running lights and LED taillights. Not only are the LEDs highly functional, but they also add an extra hit of style that goes very well with the R-Line look, which includes a unique front and rear bumper as well as larger wheels. 

Want to take a look at both the 2017 VW Passat S and VW Passat R in person? You should visit Spitzer VW to see if we have a car that matches what you need!

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