TodayApril 15, 2022

2020 Volkswagen Passat pricing and specs

  • New Passat offers more of what matters—bolder design, upgraded technology and enhanced access to driver-assistance and convenience features—for a starting MSRP of $22,995
  • 2.0-liter TSI engine boosts torque to 206 lb-ft
  • Standard features include: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED lighting, App-Connect, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert
  • Available features include: 19-inch wheels, heated rear seats, leather seating surfaces, the Adaptive Front-lighting System, Fender Premium Audio system, ACC, Lane Assist, Park Assist

Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that pricing for the new 2020 Passat will start at $22,995 MSRP. The success of the Passat is built on the interior space, creature comforts, and Volkswagen’s signature fun-to-drive nature, the new Passat offers more of what matters—bolder design, upgraded technology, and enhanced access to convenience and driver-assistance features.

The new Passat continues to be powered by Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine, making 174 horsepower. A new torque converter, combined with new software, boosts output to 206 pound-feet of torque. The power is made from the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic.

The wholly restyled 2020 Passat retains the underpinnings of the previous model. Outside, a dynamic coupe-like roofline, dramatic “tornado” line, and dominant grille give the Passat a bold new look—at once, elegant and sporty. Standard slim LED headlights and taillights, along with more prominent Passat badging that runs the width of the trunk lid, give the car a more premium look. All-new standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels enhance the sophisticated design, and new 18- and 19-inch wheels are available.

Inside, the Passat combines a sophisticated new dash design and upgraded technology with the spacious cabin that made the outgoing model popular. The cockpit features a horizontal design, incorporating air vents that flow across the dash in a style that is reminiscent of premium models. A new, more contemporary instrument panel has been fitted, along with a new glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. Complementing the modern interior design are new colors and premium materials. Three interior décor designs are available, based on trim. Volkswagen’s V-Tex leatherette and Nappa leather seating surfaces are available in addition to the standard cloth seats, and four color options are available depending on the material.

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will be available in four trim levels and is expected to begin arriving at U.S. Volkswagen dealers by the end of 2019. 

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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