The 2016 Volkswagen Passat: Technology, all grown up

Things that happen “in the blink of an eye” are supposed to be fast. But to keep your family on the road, with available Driver Assistance features the 2016 Volkswagen Passat can assess your surroundings in milliseconds.

The Passat offers seven available Driver Assistance technologies to help you protect what’s most important1. From available Forward Collision Warning (included in Front Assist) to available Blind Spot Monitor, Volkswagen Driver Assistance features prepare you for the road ahead.

The Volkswagen Front Assist system available in the 2016 Passat combines Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist) that can alert you if a vehicle ahead stops unexpectedly, and even apply the brakes if needed.


Your family needs stuff, and stuff comes from stores. Stores mean parking lots full of little parking spots. Lots and lots of little spots. With Driver Assistance features, the Passat can have your parking needs covered. Available Park Distance Control (Park Pilot) helps show you how close you are to other objects. And when you’re backing out, available Rear Traffic Alert monitors for vehicles crossing behind you. Available Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) takes dropping off the kids to a whole new level. It can inform you whether a parking spot is big enough and helps steer the car into the spot while you control the accelerator, brake, and gear selection. You can bet this will wow children and adults alike.

Available Blind Spot Monitor helps monitor for vehicles in your blind spot. Simple but so helpful, especially when you consider how someone can sneak up behind you. A warning icon on your side mirror helps alert you if vehicles are detected. Available Lane Departure Warning (Lane Assist) helps track your position in your lane and can gently steer the car back to center if you start to drift out of the lane. Clearly not your father’s cruise control, available Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) brings cruise control into the modern age by using radar sensors to help maintain your desired distance from the vehicle ahead, slowing down when necessary and getting back up to your desired speed when all is clear.