The 2022 Volkswagen Passat is offered in three trim levels: SE, R-Line, and Limited Edition. The drivetrain is the same for all trims: a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine with 174 hp and 206 lb-ft of torque, mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, driving the front wheels. There are no other powertrain options available.
The standard safety features across all trims include adaptive cruise control, blind-spot monitoring, forward-collision warning with pedestrian detection and automatic braking, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic alert. All models are equipped with automatic LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights, as well as a leather-wrapped steering wheel and shifter for the driver, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, a power driver's seat, and a power sunroof. The 6.5-inch infotainment touchscreen supports Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, HD Radio, and SiriusXM, and the base audio system comprises six speakers. Moving up through the trims adds a power-adjustable passenger seat, heated rear seats, cornering lights, and a premium Fender sound setup with nine speakers.
Volkswagen offers a selection of standalone options to customize a Passat, rather than any comprehensive packages. The notable items on the list for 2022 are an enhanced rearview mirror with HomeLink ($285) and a universal tablet holder on the front seatbacks ($110). You can specify a rear trunk spoiler for $345.