The car model remains the same, but the price is improved.
All 2020 Passat models come with the same 174-hp turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic as last year. However, it has a higher torque output of 206 lb-ft.
Despite many updates for 2020, the Volkswagen Passat is getting a fairly significant price cut compared to the 2019 model. The car dropped $ 2275 in base price, and now it starts at $ 23,915. S, SE, R-Line, and SEL models are also available. This shows that the 2020 product line does not exactly correspond to the 2019 trim levels, including Wolfsburg and SE R-Line only.
Therefore, Passat 2020 will not be equipped with standard features such as Passat Wolfsburg 2019. The car does without that trim’s heated front seats, faux-leather upholstery, and keyless entry and pushbutton start.
However, it still has the standard features. For example, blind-spot monitoring, including forward collision warning, and a 6.3-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Besides, the $26,765 SE adds the Wolfsburg’s features back in and also gets automatic climate control, adaptive cruise control, and lane-keep assist and rain-sensing wipers.
Compared to the 2019 SE R-Line, the R-Line $ 29,565 is now an independent trim priced at less than $ 1325. The car added a few details to bring the sporty. It is a 19-inch wheel with ambient lighting. There is also an alarm system and a sunroof.
Included with the new extras, the top 2020 Passat SEL starts at $ 32,015. These include leather upholstery, heated rear seats, a power passenger’s seat, a Fender audio system, and a park-assist system.