The 2020 Volkswagen Passat remains one of the most rewarding midsize sedans you can buy today. Riverside Volkswagen drivers appreciate the Passat’s lively turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which gets a boost in torque after this year’s refresh. The Passat is also notable for its roomy interior, smooth ride and spacious trunk. With styling similar to its Jetta sibling, the Passat pleases with its unostentatious good looks. Buyers looking for a reliable family sedan that’s perfect for driving in town and or for going on longer trips should take a close look at the 2020 Volkswagen Passat.
According to the Riverside area Volkswagen dealerships, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes in four trim levels: S, SE, R-line and SEL. All models are powered by a 2.0-liter turbo-four that produces 174 horsepower and 206 lb-ft, mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox. The Passat gets an EPA-estimated 23 mpg city/34 mpg highway.*
The automotive experts at Kelley Blue Book wrote: “As VW’s largest car, the Passat does battle with such heavyweights as the Honda Accord, Hyundai Sonata and Toyota Camry. The Passat isn’t a top seller in its class, but remains an attractive prospect, offering good performance, interior space and safety. Giving the Passat a leg up on its competitors is VW’s 2-year free-maintenance plan, in addition to its competitive 4-year/50,000-mile warranty.”
As you’d expect with a Volkswagen vehicle, the interior offers a high level of sophistication and quality. There’s ample legroom in the front and back to keep passengers comfortable, even on longer trips. Everyone will enjoy the relaxing and supportive seats, outfitted in simulated leather. There’s plenty of room for cargo in the trunk, with a full 15.9 cubic feet to store luggage, a load of groceries or anything else you’ll need to take along for the ride.
Standard features include the MIB II infotainment system with a 6.3-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Mirror Link, HD Radio, satellite radio, a USB port and Bluetooth. Also standard are a rearview camera, rear cross traffic alert, blind spot monitoring, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection and automatic emergency braking. Options include a Fender premium audio system with eight speakers, a navigation system, a Wi-Fi hotspot, two more USB ports and a sunroof.
Safety is paramount for anyone buying a new family vehicle. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat received exceptional safety scores from the IIHS, with the top score of Good in all crash tests. The Passat also received a Good rating for head restraints and seats, as well as LATCH ease of use. As of the date of this writing, the NHTSA has yet to test the 2020 Passat. However, the 2019 Passat received the highest marks of five stars for overall safety.
Standard safety features include a full complement of airbags, four-wheel anti-lock brakes, four-wheel disc brakes, electronic brake assist, stability control, traction control, daytime running lights and more.
* All vehicle mileage based on 2020 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.