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15.9  cu ft
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What's New for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat?

If you're wondering "what's new" for the 2020 Passat, the answer is lots! The latest Passat marks a departure from previous model years with a fresh new look. It has been nearly eight years since the Passat got a makeover, even though it has had minor changes and adjustments along the way. This year, the vehicle has a larger interior and a lower starting price point. Although its engine and mechanics are the same in 2020, the Passat gets a refreshed interior and exterior design. The cabin has been updated to be more luxurious this year too, which is a welcome change considering that the Passat belongs to one of the most competitive classes of auto in the industry.

2020 Volkswagen Passat Interior

Which Features are Available for 2020?

There are two trim levels in the 2020 Passat, which are called the Wolfsburg and the R-Line. The Wolfsburg is the base trim. It comes with many standard features for the price. This includes leatherette seats and Volkswagen's own infotainment system with app connectivity. It also has several standard safety features including blind-spot monitoring and forward assist, which prevents collisions before they happen. Heated side mirrors are a welcome feature in the base trim, as are fully automatic headlights. The base trim gets 17-inch standard wheels, too. The interior of the base trim is plush and luxurious with a number of convenience features. This includes air conditioning and a multi-function steering wheel wrapped in leather.

The front seats are heated, and the vehicle has a keyless entry system with a push-button start. Wolfsburg standout technology features include an infotainment system with Bluetooth and audio connectivity with compatible devices. It also gets two USB charging ports in the rear and a 6.3-inch media touchscreen. A sunroof is available. The SE R-Line gets standard LED headlights and a touchscreen display with navigation. The sunroof has a tilt/sliding mechanism and the side mirrors are power-operated. This trim gets LED taillights and LED daytime running lights. It also comes with 19-inch alloy wheels. Ambient interior lighting and dual-zone climate control are other highlights of the 2020 SE R-Line. A premium Fender sound system comes standard in this trim, too.

How does the Passat Engine Balance Power Needs and Fuel Economy?

2020 Volkswagen PassatThe 2020 Passat is powered by one engine across the two trims. Both trims are equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged engine that generates 174 HP. Its net torque output is 184 LB-FT. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission that has Sport mode for a more thrilling driving experience. Paddle shifters put you in charge of taking over the gearing when you want a personalized driving experience.

Volkswagen Passat Safety Features

2020 Volkswagen PassatAlthough the top trim gets more standard safety features, both trims have a number of standard and available safety amenities. Considering that the Passat earns a 5-star safety rating from the NHTSA, you already know that it's built with safety and security in mind. A safety cage, crumple zones, and an intelligent crash response system are notable safety amenities. Adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, front assist, and rear traffic alert are other safety features you can look forward to with the Passat.

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