2017 Volkswagen Passat S vs SE Trim Levels

Although you may have decided that the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is your choice for a new midsize sedan, there are still more decisions to be made. For example, you'll now have to choose which trim level you're going purchase. This can take quite a bit of research and a lot of time. But, we don't want it to become a hassle, which is why we are comparing the Passat S vs SE trim levels for you right here.

There are many more trim level options apart from these two when it comes to the Passat lineup, but with the S being the entry level model and the SE trim being a step up above that, these are two popular choices. You may notice that the R-Line trim is actually situated between these two models when it comes to MSRP pricing, but we are skipping over that model for now as it really stands out from the rest of the 2017 Passat lineup due to its unique sporty design characteristics.

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Differences Between the 2017 VW Passat S and SE Models

Though we can't list every single feature that you'll find on each trim level, below you will see that we have picked out some of the highlights from both the S and SE models. Of course, the features available in the SE trim add onto those that comes standard on the S trim. So, take a look below and you should be able to get a better idea of whether the entry level model suits your needs just fine or whether you'll want to move up a trim level for other desirable features.

Passat S 

From $22,440


Passat SE 

From $25,495

5-inch color Touchscreen Display 6.33-inch color
n/a Android Auto/Apple CarPlay Standard
Rearview camera, dual-zone climate control, cloth seats, USB port, Bluetooth Interior Amenities Sunroof, heated front seats, leatherette seats, keyless access, push-button start
Autonomous Emergency Braking Advanced Safety Features Blind Spot Monitor
2017 vw passat with front assist
2017 vw passat with app-connect

If you have any questions during your research process about what features can be found in either the S or SE trim levels for the 2017 Volkswagen Passat, be sure to contact our staff here at Douglas Volkswagen. We would be happy to tell you all about any of the trim levels the Passat is offered in, as well as some of the other options you can find in the new VW lineup for the 2017 model year. We look forward to helping you get behind the wheel.