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What you must know before buying the Volkswagen Passat

Kimberly Smith
Automotive Editor - November 7, 2020
  • Refreshed 2020 VW Passat is stocked in low numbers; 2021s can be reserved
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 for select customers
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 72 months
  • Lease: From $259 per month for 39 months

Limited selection:

Redesigned 2020 Passats, which look more similar to the Jetta, are available at 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.

Current offers are regional and good through November 30, 2020. Our examples are based on those for Western States. We may see more incentives added for Black Friday, but there's no guarantee.

Heads up: the 2021 Passat is expected to arrive shortly, and special offers are already available - see below for details.

Extra credit:

Unadvertised dealer cash incentives in the amount of $3,500 for 2020 models, or $1,000 for 2021s, 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.

Zero-interest financing:

Promotional finance rates for 2020 models start at a wonderfully low 0% APR for 72 months. In addition, dealers have a $750 incentive to play with here, so be sure to push for those savings.

For the upcoming 2021s, rates start at 0.9% APR for 60 months or 1.9% APR for 72 months.

Sign & Drive:

Volkswagen is offering the 2020 Passat S 2.0T at $259 per month for 39 months with $0 due at signing. This offer includes a 10,000-mile-per-year allowance, and it is a good value given this vehicle's MSRP.

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Based on 2021 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T S 4dr Sedan - MSRP $24,990

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2021 Volkswagen Passat: Preview, Pricing, Release Date

Justin Cupler
Automotive Editor

Model Preview

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat went through a significant refresh, giving the automaker a fresh take on its midsize sedan. With this design still so new, we expect the 2021 Passat to hit showrooms as a carryover model.

The 2020 Passat’s refresh is easy to mistake as a complete redesign, as the automaker replaced every piece of sheet metal other than its roof panel, giving it a more coupe-like look. This gave it a sharper hood with additional ridges, sleeker fenders and doors, and a refreshed trunk lid. Replacing hard parts was not all VW did, as the 2020 Passat’s soft parts also got a complete overhaul, including thinner wraparound taillights, sleeker headlights, a larger grille, and a new front bumper with vertical flics on the ends on the R-Line model. We expect the 2021 VW Passat to carry on with the same looks.

Inside, the refreshed Passat received an equally comprehensive rework that gave it a more premium look. This update included sharp horizontal dashboard lines, a long horizontal insert on the passenger’s side, and wider air vents that visually widen the space. This refresh also brought in a revamped center stack with a trapezoidal infotainment system with a glass housing to further enhance its premium feel. We expect this new look to remain the same when the 2021 Passat hits showrooms.

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Under the 2021 VW Passat’s hood, we expect no changes at all. If this proves to be the case, then it will continue with the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that delivers 174 horsepower and 206 pound-feet of torque. This power will continue to head to the front wheels only via a six-speed automatic transmission.

The IIHS has not put the refreshed Passat through full testing yet, but it has been through all the crash tests and received “Good” ratings in them all. We are still waiting on headlight and forward-crash-prevention tests to find out if it is a Top Safety Pick. What we know is the current Passat comes standard with the safety gear needed to ace the latter, as all Passats include automatic emergency braking. Other available safety equipment includes automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection, blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, lane-keep assist, parking steering assist, and more. We expect the 2021 Passat to continue unchanged in the safety department.

Pricing & Release Date

VW has yet to announce the official on-sale date for the 2021 Passat, but we expect it to arrive in late-2020, like the current model.

Pricing ranges from $24,990 to $30,990 (destination fees included).

This midsize sedan will compete with the Toyota Camry, Chevy Malibu, and Honda Accord.

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Pictured: 2020 Volkswagen Passat

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