New Passat Pricing Released Share Comments Following being the subject of the most popular commercial during the Super Bowl, Volkswagen’s new Passat is at the top of everyone’s mind this week. Little detail is known about the cart thus far, but the commercial did give us one bit of insight; the price will start around $20,000. Well today, Car and Driver’s blog claims to know the actual number. The base-model Passat S will cost $20,590, and will be powered by the company’s 2.5-liter 5-cylinder engine. Meanwhile, the top-of-the-line Passat SEL will be powered by the tried-and-true 3.6-liter VR6 engine, and will make 280 horsepower, while costing $32,950. Both these numbers are before destination charge, which isn’t known yet, but you can figure it to be around $750, based on previous offerings. No hard figures will come out until spring, but we’ll be sure to update you once that happens.