It might not be as recognizable as the legendary VW Beetle, but the Volkswagen Passat has become an icon in its own right, having now been around for just a couple years shy of five whole decades. The midsize sedan might not offer as much space or utility as one of its larger crossover siblings, but it still makes a great choice as a large family car right here in the Tampa Bay FL area. For the 2020 model year, the Passat is all new, offering a refreshed design and plenty of new content inside and out.
The new Passat was designed to be bolder than ever and has been packed with upgraded convenience features and driver-assistive safety tech. One thing that isn’t new for the 2020 model year but is still important to touch on is the Passat powertrain. Beneath the hood is a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that’s still capable of generating 174 horsepower alongside an improved 206 pound-feet of torque, which was made possible thanks to a new torque converter.
As for design changes, the Passat keeps the same architecture but has been completely designed inside and out. The roofline has been made to look more like a coupe while new design cues like the dramatic tornado line and a larger grille make it appear much bolder. Similar changes and enhancements have been made on the inside.
When it comes to features and tech, a host of new things have been added. They include things like full LED lighting, App-Connect, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor and Rear Traffic Alert, all of which come standard with the Passat. More features have been added as available upgrades as well, including heated rear seating, an Adaptive Front-lighting System, a Fender® Premium Audio system, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Assist and Park Assist.
If you think you might be interested in a 2020 Volkswagen Passat of your own, be sure to check out our inventory and schedule a test drive today!