What’s New in the Latest Volkswagen Passat?

By Product Expert | Posted in VW Passat on Saturday, April 20th, 2019 at 1:11 pm
front quarter view of 2020 VW Passat driving on highway

2020 Volkswagen Passat Features and Specs

The Volkswagen Passat has been a trusted part of the VW lineup for years—a go-to sedan for families who want to experience a better way to drive. That will carry on into the next model year for the car, which has a sharp new exterior and upgraded technology. Once you learn about the 2020 Volkswagen Passat features and specs, you’ll want to add this one to your own Must List.

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Exterior Design

The styling of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is noticeably updated. The grille is more dominant and, combined with the slim standard LED headlights, makes for a bold façade. You may also notice that the roofline is more coupe-like than before, giving the Passat a sportier look while retaining its elegance. At the rear, the Passat badging now runs the width of the trunk lid, which gives it a touch more premium appearance. You’ll see 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels as the standard, while 18- and 19-inch wheels will be available.

exterior front view of 2020 VW Passat driving on highway

2020 VW Passat rear name badge

Interior Design

Climbing into the driver’s seat of the restyled 2020 Volkswagen Passat, you will be greeted by a cabin that offers a classy new design and plenty of space for you and your passengers. It’s been fitted with a new instrument panel and glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. Comfort will remain a key aspect of the Passat, with premium materials throughout the interior, including available V-Tex leatherette and available Nappa leather seating. The Passat will also feature available heated front and rear seats and available Climatronic® automatic climate control to keep passengers comfortable.

Convenience, Safety, and Infotainment Features

It’s important to remain ahead of the curve when it comes to automotive technology, and the 2020 Volkswagen Passat does just that. Available power-folding and heated side mirrors with memory, the available Adaptive Front-lighting System with range control and cornering lights, remote start, rain-sensing windshield wipers, KESSY® keyless access and push-button start, Voice Control, and the Easy Open trunk aim to make many of the everyday aspects of driving much more convenient.

2020 VW Passat interior front

2020 VW Passat infotainment screen

Safety is vital, so every 2020 Passat will come equipped with standard Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist), Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert. More driver-assistance technologies will be on the offering in the lineup, including available Adaptive Cruise Control, adaptive Lane Keeping Assist, and more.

We mentioned the glass-covered touchscreen, but that’s not the only great feature as far as infotainment goes. MIB II Composition Media infotainment with SiriusXM® radio will come standard (including a three-month trial subscription for the satellite radio). Discover Media with navigation will be available to keep you on the right path. Since this is a Volkswagen, you’ll find standard App-Connect functionality in the 2020 Passat so you can synchronize some of your favorite smartphone apps to the car. Apple CarPlay™, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink® platforms are all supported.

Engine Power

The beating heart of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine that produces 174 horsepower. New software and a new torque converter will allow the torque to reach 207 lb-ft on most models after the initial launch.

We are eager to welcome the 2020 Volkswagen Passat! Look for it on the Elgin Volkswagen lot in the summer of 2019.

2020 VW Passat parked outside a city home

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