2020 Volkswagen Passat

Get the Best for Less with the 2020 Volkswagen Passat

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat aims to bring the style, technology, and prestige of a luxury car into one practical and street worthy sedan that's affordable on almost any budget. The new Passat is currently in its fourth generation, which started in 2012. While not totally redesigned for 2020, this car underwent a significant number of exterior and interior style upgrades to really maximize its luxurious appeal. Its standard turbocharged engine received a bit of a boost in torque and the Passat has a lot more technology and safety features to offer for less.

2020 Passat Color & Trim Options

Shoppers who opt for the 2020 Passat will not be disappointed in the striking exterior colors they can choose from:

  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Aurora Red Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

The new Volkswagen Passat also comes available in four trim levels:

  • Passat S
  • Passat SE
  • Passat R-Line
  • Passat SEL

The 2020 Passat has the Space You Need

Step inside the new Passat to take it for a test drive, and you will find yourself amazed by all of the interior space this midsize sedan has to offer. The 2020 Passat comes with 102 cubic feet of passenger volume, exactly the space a midsize sedan should have, allowing for lots of legroom for all passengers. Pop the trunk, and you will find a spacious cargo area with almost 16 cubic feet of storage.

Aiding in your comfort on the inside of the car are the standard comfort cloth seats, with six-way manually-adjustable seats for you and your copilot to enjoy up front. However, if you want to enjoy the most premium features on your next daily driver, the SEL trim presents the most fully-loaded version of the Passat. This trim features leather comfort sports seats, heated front seats and outboard rear seats, and an eight-way power-adjustable driver's seat with power-adjustable lumbar support.

Performance & Economy Under the Hood

Of course, comfort is only one part of what makes a sedan worthy of your daily commute; what's under the hood plays a key roll as well. Underneath the hood of the new Passat, drivers can find a 2.0-liter, 174 horsepower intercooled-turbocharged inline four-cylinder (I4) engine. As it accelerates, the standard engine of the Passat generates 206 pound-feet of torque - a considerable increase to the 183 pound-feet generated by the previous edition of this engine.

The intercooled turbocharged compressor allows for increased flow of cool air into the engine, thus keeping it at a much lower temperature than non-turbocharged engines. With the intercooled compressor, the Passat offers a smooth and powerful acceleration, with energy savings and lots of long-term fuel economy.

The 2020 Passat engine comes paired with a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic® and Sport mode. The transmission always selects the right gears to save energy and, when you want to drive like a true professional, you can flip the car over to Sport mode. This drive setting gives the experience of driving a sports car, without the hassle of manually shifting gears.

Keeping You Safe and Protected, as a Sedan Should

Volkswagen cars are designed to be efficient, tech-savvy, and safe; the 2020 Passat is no exception. This midsize sedan comes reinforced with a rigid safety cage to help distribute the impact of an accident away from the passengers. Should you find yourself involved in a collision, the standard Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS) kicks into gear immediately, turning off the fuel pump, unlocking the doors, and activating hazard lights.

The 2020 VW Passat even has a great deal of new driver-assistive safety features to help to prevent accidents from occurring all together. Using special sensors, these features send you audiovisual reminders of impending hazards and can take control of the car if needed in certain situations, applying brakes and steering to correct a hazardous maneuver. Available driver-assist features include:

  • Forward Collision Warning with Autonomous Emergency Braking- standard
  • Pedestrian Monitoring- standard
  • Blind Spot Monitor- standard
  • Rear Traffic Alert- standard
  • Pedestrian Monitoring- standard
  • Adaptive Cruise Control- available on SE, R-Line, and SEL trims
  • Park Distance Control- available on SEL trim only

The 2020 Passat is a Convenient Drive

Everyone has different wants and needs for their next daily driver, so the VW Passat offers many options across all its trim levels. If you prefer a more "plain jane" sedan with all of the essentials, you might be happy with the S trim, which still features full LED headlights/Daytime Running Lights, lots of standard safety features, and compatibility with the VW App Connect feature.

However, if you really want to maximize the style, class, and luxury of your new sedan, check out the fully-loaded SEL trim. Shoppers who choose the 2020 Passat SEL can enjoy amenities like a hands-free Easy Open Trunk, a power tilting/sliding sunroof, and rain-sensing windshield wipers, among many other benefits.

Test Drive the 2020 VW Passat to See if it's Right For You

With its fuel economy, technology, and rich new design, the 2020 VW Passat gives you all of the thrills and excitement of driving a luxury car, but for a much more comfortable price. If you're looking for a sedan you can really enjoy, rather than just drive, then you'll appreciate this new mid-size sedan. Take a test drive in the 2020 Volkswagen Passat, and you may just find that it's the perfect car for you.

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