The 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a large family car produced and sold by the German car manufacturer Volkswagen. The Volkswagen Passat offers a large boot, a spacious cabin, and good handling. The Volkswagen Passat 2020 has some cabin rental material, is less athletic than many rivals, and lacks any engine upgrades. Also, Passat’s fuel economy estimates are some of the worst in the mid-size car class.
The entry-level Volkswagen Passat S 2020 comes with alloy wheels, a 6.3-inch touchscreen, HD Radio, satellite radio, USB port, Bluetooth, and an App connection with Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link, and Android Auto. Reversing camera, blind-spot monitoring, reversing warning, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and pedestrian detection are also standard.
2020 Volkswagen Passat Interior
The Passat’s cabin mixes some nice materials and cheap plastic. However, it seems dated compared to some rivals. The 2020 VW Passat sedan has a boot of 15.9 cubic meters. That is above the average among medium cars. A hands-free boot lid is available. Synthetic leather seats and genuine leather upholstery are available. Other upgrades include heated front seats, an eight-spoke electric driver’s seat, and a leather-wrapped steering wheel. You can even get heated rear outboard seats, which is unusual for a mid-range car.
Standard 2020 Passat equipment includes a 6.3-inch touch screen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, Mirror Link, Bluetooth, USB port, satellite radio, and HD Radio. There is a navigation system, two additional USB ports, Wi-Fi hot spot, and a top-of-the-line stereo Fender with eight speakers, as well as a roof. The MIB II infotainment system collects mixed reviews. Most critics, however, agree that its touch screen needs to be larger. Also, the Passat lacks the modern infotainment features of other Volkswagen products, such as the 12.3-inch digital cockpit found in the Tiguan and Arteon.
2020 Volkswagen Passat Engine
The only engine of this VW is a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that generates 174 horsepower and 206 pounds of torque. That torque rating is higher than the one you’ll find in the 2019 Passat. The engine is paired with a six-speed automatic transmission. This propulsion engine feels striking enough around the city, and the increased torque for 2020 helps it feel more energetic when taking off from a stop. However, the transition can be slow in speed. Available gear levers allow you to change gears in your hands. What this car lacks are the more powerful engines available, although many Passat rivals have. The Passat received an EPA rating in the city of 23 mpg and on the highway 34 mpg. These are weak figures for middle-class cars.
2020 Volkswagen Passat Safety
Standard safety features of this Volkswagen include a reversing camera, forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic warning, and pedestrian detection. Lane assist is available, as well as windscreen wipers, adaptive headlights, front and rear parking sensors, parallel parking assist, and adaptive cruise control. The 2020 Passat earned the best Good rating in all six tests conducted by the Road Safety Insurance Institute. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat received four out of five stars in the rollover evaluation, the only test conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. NHTSA did not assign overall safety to the Passat.