2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat
2020 Volkswagen Passat 2019 Volkswagen Passat


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


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  MPG (City/Highway)

23/34 * 25/36 *

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Serving Farmington Hills, MI

Since the original release of the Volkswagen Passat more than 45 years ago, it has been a preferred midsize car that has developed a reputation for reliability and overall excellence. It strikes a harmonious balance with its aesthetics and features throughout the interior and exterior, as well as with its performance capabilities. The 2019 Passat was slightly refreshed with stunning results, and the 2020 Passat introduces a revamped look from bumper to bumper. Both model years will undoubtedly impress you, and our helpful sales reps at Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills will be by your side as you compare the options carefully and get behind the wheel for a road test.


Volkswagen did not significantly alter the powertrain in the 2020 Passat so that you can expect comparable performance for both model years. These cars are powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine as a standard feature, and this is enhanced by paddle shifters mounted to the steering wheel. The powertrain is bolstered by a 6-speed automatic transmission featuring a sport mode, and it generates 174 horsepower. Mechanical features include an independent suspension system, anti-lock brakes, cruise control, and more.


The most noticeable differences between the 2019 Passat and the new 2020 version are found throughout the exterior. From the front end, you will notice that the headlights and grille are elongated and have design elements that stretch the eye. The Passat continues to have a signature boxy shape with a clean, modern design, but the profile has a steeper grade across the rear window. The character lines and contouring have been enhanced in the latest version to generate popular personality. Also, new wheel designs are available in the 2020 model year.


The 2019 Volkswagen Passat is well-equipped throughout its two available trims, and many of the standard and optional features in these trims flow up to the 2020 model. These items include a rear camera system, USB charging ports in the front and rear, adaptive cruise control, an automatic dual-zone climate control system, V-Tex leatherette trim, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, smartphone integration, a color display screen with touch access, Bluetooth connectivity, powered and heated front seats, a Fender sound system, keyless entry, a push-button starter, ambient lighting, remote start and more. Also, the Passat is well-equipped with several assistive safety technologies, such as autonomous emergency braking, a forward collision warning, a blind-spot monitor, a lane keeping system, electronic stability control, and numerous others.

The Volkswagen Passat has exceptional appeal on all fronts for both 2019 and 2020, so further review through an in-person comparison is the next natural step. You can admire the capabilities, features, and overall appeal of these cars when you visit Suburban Volkswagen of Farmington Hills. Connect with our knowledgeable auto sales staff soon for personalized assistance.

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* EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.