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2016 Passat Bests the Competition in Midsize Sedan Challenge has recently completed its 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge, and the results are in: the 2016 Volkswagen Passat has been named the Best Midsize Sedan. Here at Hendrick Volkswagen of Concord, we like seeing our outstanding Volkswagen models getting the recognition they deserve, but what we love is passing those benefits on to you, our valued customers.



The Midsize Sedan Challenge took competitors from across the brands, pitting nine contenders against one another to be evaluated by judges on a 220-mile road course. Competitors were judged on overall ride, acceleration, handling, braking, features, cargo space, tech, and more.

The judges found a lot to love about the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, like it’s whisper-quiet cabin, smooth ride, solid steering, and refreshing cabin design. They were also impressed with the value of the safety technology, with the collision-avoidance and emergency braking system standard on the 2016 Passat, whereas you often have to pay a premium for an add-on or get it bundled into an expensive package.

“We are thrilled for the Passat to be named Best Midsize Sedan by against such formidable competition. The Passat offers the perfect combination of sophisticated styling, outstanding App-Connect technology, and the great driving dynamics that Volkswagen is known for, making it an outstanding consumer value.” –Hinrich J. Woebcken, President & CEO, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.

“The Passat came in first place with both our expert judges and in-market shoppers. This midsize sedan is a refreshed version of the Passat that won’s Best of 2012 award; it’s still tremendously roomy and for 2016 got a ton of tech upgrades like Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration. In addition to the roominess, tech and safety, the standout feature of the Passat is its driving ability. Everyone who drove it unanimously agreed, the Passat is plain old fun to drive.” –Patrick Olsen,’s editor-in-chief

If you’re looking for a great midsize sedan that makes sense to own, is fun to drive, and delivers big on the features you need and want, take a page from the folks at and come see us at in our beautiful showroom, located on 7500 Hendrick Auto Plaza NW Concord, NC, to check out the 2016 Volkswagen Passat, winner of the 2016 Midsize Sedan Challenge.

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