2020 Volkswagen Passat
Ratings & Reliability
The redesigned 2020 Passat uses the same powertrain as the outgoing model. Its exterior and interior styling isn't a radical departure. With this update, Volkswagen's midsized sedan keeps pace with the competition in terms of standard safety features and infotainment, The Passat, with generous interior space, responsive handling, and a comfortable, quiet ride, is a competitive midsized sedan. The sole powertrain is a 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder that's mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Our drivers found the front seats to be very accommodating, and rear-seat occupants will appreciate the extra-spacious cabin. The trunk is huge, perfect to carry the luggage for a long trip. Improved interior fit and finish is a plus. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning are all standard.