2021 VW Passat Trim Levels: S vs. SE vs. R-Line

Find comfort and amenities for all inside the 2021 Volkswagen Passat. This sedan is tailored to drivers and passengers alike, and is the perfect addition to any modern family. If you're intrigued by this upscale sedan, let Team VW help you find the perfect trim option with our 2021 VW Passat model comparison.

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2021 Volkswagen Passat S

2021 Volkswagen PassatS

With a turbocharged engine configuration and a long list of functional and stylish amenities, the 2021 VW Passat S sets the bar high.

MSRP: Starting at $23,995 MSRP

Key Features:

Features found in the initial Passat trim include:

  • 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 174 HP and 206 lb.-ft. of torque
  • LED projector headlights, daytime running lights, and tail lights
  • Heated sideview mirrors
  • 17-in. ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Driver memory settings
  • Composition Media infotainment system
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Premium color multifunction display
  • Rear view camera system
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • Blind spot monitor with rear traffic alert
  • Pedestrian monitoring

2021 Volkswagen Passat SE

2021 Volkswagen PassatSE

If you're hoping for a more luxurious interior and added safety considerations, then the 2021 VW Passat SE may be for you.

MSRP: Starting at $26,995 MSRP

Key Features:

This crafted sedan includes most S features, as well as:

  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • 18-in. five-spoke two-toned machined alloy wheels
  • Power tilting/sliding sunroof
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking
  • Lane keeping system
  • Remote start system

2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

2021 Volkswagen PassatR-Line

With style to match the high level of refinement and performance, the 2021 VW Passat R-Line is sure to leave a lasting impression on passengers and passersby alike.

MSRP: Starting at $29,995 MSRP

Key Features:

The Passat R-Line improves upon previous trims with:

  • Adaptive front-lighting system with corner-illuminating feature
  • High beam control
  • R-Line front bumper and badging
  • Rear sport valance
  • 19-in. five-spoke two-toned machined alloy wheels
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • Interior ambient lighting
  • R-Line door sill protectors
  • Discover Media infotainment system

Key Upgrades

In the following charts, we've taken a look at how each of the 2021 Passat trims compare, both inside and out.

Comfort & Convenience

All three 2021 Passat configurations promise to keep you and your family comfortable on your next road trip, but which is the perfect companion? Consult the following table to find the unique interior and tech features offered by each Passat trim:

Exterior

At first glance, all 2021 Passat models have the classic, refined styling you've come to expect from this VW sedan. However, there are a few key differences that you'll notice when you examine the details. 2021 Passat exterior features include:

2021 Volkswagen Passat S

2021 Volkswagen PassatS

Notable Interior & Tech Features

  • Driver memory settings
  • Cloth seating surfaces
  • Comfort seats
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel and gearshift knob
  • Premium color multifunction display
  • Composition Media infotainment system

Notable Exterior Features

  • 17-in. ten-spoke alloy wheels
  • LED projector headlights, daytime running lights, and tail lights
  • Heated sideview mirrors
2021 Volkswagen Passat SE

2021 Volkswagen PassatSE

Notable Interior & Tech Features

  • Power tilting/sliding sunroof
  • Eight-way power driver's seat with power lumbar support
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror
  • Climatronic dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Heated front seats
  • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • Push-button start
  • Remote start system

Notable Exterior Features

  • 18-in. five-spoke two-toned machined alloy wheels
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
2021 Volkswagen Passat R-Line

2021 Volkswagen PassatR-Line

Notable Interior & Tech Features

  • Interior ambient lighting
  • Leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters
  • R-Line door sill protectors
  • Discover Media infotainment system

Notable Exterior Features

  • 19-in. five-spoke two-toned machined alloy wheels
  • Adaptive front-lighting system with corner-illuminating feature
  • R-Line front bumper and badging
  • Rear sport valance
  • High beam control

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