The 5 Coolest things about the 2020 Passat
Timmons Volkswagen Long Beach knows something about being cool! (if we do say so ourselves!). Here are the 5 coolest things about the 2020 Passat from Volkswagen of America.
- The Passat is Redesigned for 2020. For 2020, the Passat’s sheet metal has been redesigned with a straightened greenhouse and a coupe-like roof-line, which gives the car a much bolder look. The slim headlights and a dominant grille of the front end are supported by a strong Tornado line on the side and prominent Passat badging, that runs the width of the deck-lid, all combining for a premium feel. R-Line® models take the basic design and up the ante. The more aggressive front end treatment features a unique bumper with C-signature air intakes in gloss black and adds vertical chrome stripes to the grille. From the side, R-line models are distinguished by badging on the front quarter-panel and black window surrounds. At the back, a rear diffuser and rear spoiler add a sporty touch.
- Passat value. Standard features include 17-inch aluminum alloy wheels, LED projector headlights (with signature daytime running lights) and taillights, automatic headlights, front Comfort seats with 6-way adjustable driver’s seat, multi-function steering wheel, Composition Media MIBII infotainment system, VW App-Connect, Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices, and SiriusXM® satellite radio (three-month trial subscription).
- Standard driver assistance on every Passat. Every Passat comes standard with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist) to warn drivers of potential frontal collisions with vehicles and pedestrians, and in some cases provide automatic braking assistance. Blind Spot Monitor—to help warn drivers of the presence of other vehicles in adjacent lanes—and Rear Traffic Alert—to help detect vehicles approaching from the side that may be difficult for the driver to see while reversing—are standard as well. Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist) are standard starting on the second trim.
- B-cycle engine. For the 2018 model year, the engine capacity was increased from 1.8 to 2.0 liters and incorporated the so-called Budack cycle for improved combustion efficiency. The upshot is 174 horsepower that kicks in at 4,400 rpm, and is maintained until 6,000 rpm. For 2020, a new torque converter, combined with new software, boosts output to 206 pound-feet of torque (22 lb-ft more than the previous model).
- Room to stretch out. Passat is known for having one of the most spacious backseats in the midsize sedan segment, with 39.1 inches of rear legroom.