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2020 Volkswagen Passat

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What you must know before buying the Volkswagen Passat

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - January 10, 2020
  • Refreshed 2020 VW Passat is here
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $229 per month for 39 months

Limited selection:

Redesigned 2020 Passats, which look more similar to the Jetta, are starting to roll into dealerships now. These aren’t stocked in large numbers, so you may need to search around a bit to find the one you want to drive home.

2019s are sold out.

Current offers are regional and good through January 31, 2020. Our examples are based on those for Western States.

Extra credit:

Unadvertised dealer cash incentives in the amount of $750 are available to help dealers provide better prices. Dealers aren't obligated to pass those savings along, however, so be sure to shop around and drive a hard bargain.

There's also a $500 bonus available for qualified military and first responders, and new college graduates (i.e. graduated in the past 24 months) with proof of permanent, full-time income are eligible to receive a $500 credit on new financing or lease contracts signed with Volkswagen Credit.

Low APR financing:

Promotional finance rates start at 2.9% APR for 60 months.

Lease specials:

Volkswagen is offering a 2020 Passat Limited 2.0T at $229 per month for 39 months with $2,999 due at signing. This offer included a 10,000-mile-per-year allowance but is not a good value.

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Limited 2.0T
$229Monthly Payment
Term Length (months): 39
Due at signing: $2,999
Mileage: 10k
MSRP: $22,995
Deal Valid in: CA, AZ, NV, OR, AK
Expiration: 3/2/20

This ranks as an excellent deal based on our expert analysis of: vehicle price, length of lease term, amount due at signing, monthly payment, etc.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Overview

Joel Patel
Automotive Editor

What's New

After eight long years, Volkswagen has introduced a completely redesigned Passat. The 2020 VW Passat uses the same platform and engine as the outgoing model, but has a new interior, refreshed exterior styling, and more features.

The mid-size sedan competes in a cutthroat segment that includes the likes of the Honda Accord, Mazda Mazda6, and Toyota Camry. Compared to these competitors, the Passat feels larger and more spacious, and looks slightly more elegant.

Unfortunately, VW’s decision to not shift the Passat to its modular MQB platform means that the high-tech features found in some of the brand's other cars aren’t offered here.

The carryover engine is down on power compared to the majority of its competition due to a slight tweak, too. Unlike other mid-size sedans, the Passat has very little athleticism, going for a more comfortable, refined ride instead.

Choosing Your Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen offers the Passat in four trims: S, SE, R-Line, and SEL. Prices start at $23,915 including destination for a base S trim and climb to $32,015 for the SEL.

Engine Choices

The VW Passat comes exclusively with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 174 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque.

A six-speed automatic transmission is standard, as is front-wheel drive. All-wheel drive isn't available. The setup earns an EPA-estimated 23 miles per gallon city, 34 mpg highway, and 27 combined.

While the Passat’s sole engine provides an adequate amount of power to propel the sedan down the road, nearly every competitor has a more powerful base engine.

Passenger and Cargo Capacity

The Passat has a five-passenger capacity. With 15.9 cubic feet of cargo space, it has one of the more spacious trunks for the mid-size sedan segment.

Safety Features

Standard safety features on the Passat include automatic emergency braking, forward collision warning, pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, and rear cross-traffic alert.

Adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist become standard on the SE, while moving up to the range-topping SEL brings front and rear parking sensors and a park assist system.


The Passat comes with a 6.3-inch touchscreen with an SD memory card reader, a CD player, MP3 compatibility, Bluetooth, a USB port, satellite radio, Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay as standard.

Two rear USB ports are added starting on the SE, while the SEL features a Fender audio system.

Compared to other VW products that have larger touchscreens and digital instrument clusters, the Passat’s tech features are a letdown.

S - From $23,915

The S comes standard with heated side mirrors with memory, 17-inch alloy wheels, and LED headlights and taillights. Cloth upholstery, six-way manually adjustable front seats, and manual air conditioning are standard on the inside.

SE - From $26,765

The SE trim brings more convenience features, such as rain-sensing windshield wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, leatherette upholstery, heated front seats, eight-way power driver's seat, and remote start.

A sunroof is available for $995.

R-Line - From $29,565

The R-Line has a different look than the rest of the lineup, featuring a bespoke front bumper, unique badges, and a rear sport valance. A sunroof, 19-inch wheels, and interior ambient lighting are standard on the trim.

SEL - From $32,015

At the top of the range, the SEL trim adds leather upholstery, adaptive headlights, 18-inch wheels, a hands-free trunk, heated rear outboard seats, and memory functionality for the driver's seat.

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CarsDirect Tip

Without any major option packages, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is one of the easier vehicles to configure – simply stick with the trim that has all of the features you want.

The SE trim is the sweet spot in the lineup, as it comes with more convenience and safety features than the bare S trim. It is, though, pricier than other options and not exactly the best value in the mid-size sedan segment.

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