Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat
Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen Passat

Pros: Good fuel economy; vast-for-the-class cabin with excellent rear-seat space; refined interior materials; composed ride

Cons: Some less-than-intuitive controls; lack of stand-alone options

CG Says: The 2020 Volkswagen Passat has refreshed styling inside and out. Although horsepower for the turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder remains 174, torque has been increased. Passat is VW’s midsize sedan. The sole powertrain is a 2.0-liter turbo paired with a 6-speeed automatic. All Passats are front-wheel drive. Forward collision warning, autonomous emergency braking, blind-spot alert, rear cross-traffic alert, and LED headlights are standard. Available features include lane-departure warning and mitigation, keyless entry and starting, remote engine start, adaptive cruise control, and park assist. The Volkswagen Passat offers excellent passenger and cargo room in a very practical and comfortable package. In a class filled with excellent choices, the Passat follows a bit of a different path–one that helps it stand out from the crowd.

The Facts
Class Midsize Car
Body Style(s) 4-door
Passenger Count 5
Drive Wheels front-wheel drive
Manufacturer Volkswagen
Nation of Manufacture USA
Base Prices S: $23,915
SE: $26,765
R-Line: $29,565
SEL: $32,015

Base Engine
turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder
Std. Transmission
6-speed automatic
Avail. Transmission
EPA City Range (mpg)
EPA Hwy Range (mpg)