2020 Volkswagen Passat
Ratings & Reliability
The 2020 Passat is more of a freshening than a redesign. It retains the upright stance, generous interior space, and responsive handling. The ride has an underlying firmness. The 2.0-liter, turbocharged four-cylinder is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission, and delivers decent power. Unfortunately, the initial launch is a bit abrupt, and fuel economy lags behind other competitors. The front seats are comfortable and rear-seat occupants benefit from a limousine like spaciousness. The trunk is large. Controls including the infotainment system, that's compatible with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, are very easy to use. Forward collision warning, automatic emergency braking, pedestrian detection, blind spot warning, and rear cross traffic warning are all standard.