7 Ways the 2020 Passat Will Win You Over

These features speak for themselves.

The 2020 Passat has no shortage of features to convince drivers it’s the best one yet — both in design and performance.

There’s lots of standard safety, convenience, and tech features in the newly redesigned Passat. It’s got engine updates and design changes galore — 23 extra lb-ft of torque on most models1 from its 2.0-liter TSI® four-cylinder engine and bold, new body lines running from front to rear, to name just a few, will be assembled at the Volkswagen Chattanooga, Tennessee factory.

So what’s hiding beneath the hood, how has riding (and driving) changed, and what design updates should you watch for? We’ll let the evidence of this refined midsize sedan speak for itself.

1. Hot New Looks
The 2020 Passat shares only its roof with its predecessor. The new front end features a large grille with slim headlights, giving it a determined expression. New standard 17-inch wheels and the sweeping line running down the side give the Passat a bold stance, and a new color option — Aurora Red — gives you more ways than ever to look good in your Passat.

2. It’s What’s on the Inside
Hidden behind the exterior beats the heart of a sophisticated, refined interior. The upper dashboard, instrument panel, and new 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment screen are all updated, giving the newly redesigned Passat a contemporary feel; while the four interior trim colors boost the style quotient and comfort comes courtesy of either leather or leatherette seat materials.


3. Shine Bright
Look around the new body of the 2020 Passat and at both ends you’ll find a plethora of LED lighting. LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights are standard in the 2020 Passat, with the SEL trim level adding the Auto High Beam feature.

4. Making Life Easier
The 2020 Passat can’t pack your bags or help you remember to take your workout clothes with you on your morning commute, but it can help make some of the little things in life a bit easier.

Across all its trim levels, you’ll find available features such as the VW Car-Net® mobile app, an Easy Open trunk, keyless access, and a remote start system.2 Heated front and rear seats are available as well.


5. Making It Your Own
For those of us who want to stand out just a little bit more, there’s the available R-Line trim. Included are a unique, more aggressive front bumper, rear spoiler, rear diffusor, and R-Line badges. Also included are striking 19-inch alloy wheels — because it’s true that the shoes do make the outfit.

6. Did Someone Say More Tech?
Impressive feature technologies abound in all 2020 Passat models. Blind Spot monitoring and Front Assist are now standard in the S model; in some trims you can get available Park Assist, Lane Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control.3 Also, there are two available rear USB ports plus one standard in the front, and App Connect4 that allows you to integrate your compatible phone, controlled through the center console’s 6.3-inch glass screen.


7. All That and Then Some
Features include the standard Driver Assistance3 systems; LED headlights and taillights; a 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment screen, a standard rear-view camera, and App Connect4.