As the entry point into the Passat lineup, the base S trim is the model that does the hard sell on value. It has a commodious cabin and large trunk, and the list of standard safety equipment is better than the 2020 model, including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection. The leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift add a touch of luxury to the standard cloth interior. The six-speaker audio system has Bluetooth for audio streaming and a front USB data port, and also features Volkswagen’s App-Connect, together with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
First Aid Kit Basic first aid kit for addressing minor injuries, Roadside Assistance Kit, booster cables, warning triangle, LED flashlight, multi-tool, work gloves, poncho, blanket, bandages and more (PIO)