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.