Obtain the midlevel SE trim. The SE includes a sport-tuned suspension for better handling. Don’t be concerned about a stiff ride, though the SE is still relatively comfortable on the road. The SE can also be a good bargain considering most of the safety and tech equipment you obtain for the money. Finally, the SE is available with a wide range of options, to help you pick and choose those that are right for your budget.
Crossover SUVs could be all of the rage, but there’s still something to be said for the tried-and-true midsize sedan. Exhibit A: the 2020 Vw Passat. Coming off a redesign just this past year, the 2020 Vw Passat is really a spacious, fuel-efficient sedan with plenty of standard safety equipment and a lot of options to decide on from.
As has been the case for some time, you can get the 2020 Vw Passat with a four-cylinder engine or even a better V6, or you may get the miserly 2020 Vw Passat Hybrid. On the highway, the 2020 Vw Passat is comfortable and compliant. 2020 Vw Passat also offers two sporty versions that infuse the 2020 Vw Passat with a little extra personality. Inside, the 2020 Vw Passat offers a simple yet feature-packed cabin, particularly if you go with one of many upper trim levels. There are plenty of options to select from over the way.
The 2020 Vw Passat is really as competent as they come. It’s well-priced overall, and modern feature content makes it supremely simple to drive. If you’re trying to find something with a bit more class and space than a small sedan, the 2020 Vw Passat might just be the sedan for you.
The 2020 Vw Passat is the beds base trim. It includes a relatively light load of features that includes 16-inch steel wheels, automatic LED headlights, cloth upholstery, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, a rearview camera, keyless entry, a 7-inch touchscreen interface, navigation (GPS Scout Link), Apple CarPlay and Amazon Alexa connectivity, one USB port, Bluetooth, a Wi-Fi hotspot, and a six-speaker sound system.
Standard on every 2020 Vw Passat Safety Sense, which really is a suite of driver assistance features including adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning with automatic emergency braking, lane departure alert with steering assistance, and automatic high beams.
On another rung up the ladder is the LE.It adds a power-adjustable driver’s seat, 17-inch alloy wheels, a 60/40-split folding back seat and a vehicle alarm. For a sporty dynamic, look at the SE.It adds a sport-tuned suspension, revised steering calibration, 18-inch wheels, simulated-leather upholstery (SofTex) seats and paddle shifters.
You are able to think of the XLE and the XSE trim levels as versions of the LE and the SE, respectively, with a number of additional comfort and convenience items. Highlights include larger wheels, dual-zone automatic climate control, leather upholstery, a head-up display, blind-spot monitoring, keyless ignition, a power-adjustable front passenger seat, extra USB ports, a larger 8-inch touchscreen, and wireless smartphone charging.
Most of the features located on the upper trim levels could be put into the lower trim levels as options. Other notable options add a sunroof, a JBL speakers along with a built-in navigation system, a head-up display, and a top-down parking camera system.
As sedans go, the 2020 Vw Passat stuff-hauling credentials are pretty solid. The cargo area is large and opens wide, plus the back seat is simple to fold down to suit longer items. You can find enough cabin storage options to make most people happy. Loading a vehicle seat is straightforward, too.
Cabin storage is good although not stellar. The forward center console bin is great for concealing items but features a hard, slippery floor, so that they slide around noisily. The console bin at your elbow is just a decent size, and there are modest door pockets in the front and rear that are great for small water bottles only.
The 2020 Vw Passat has a large trunk, and the 60/40-split folding back seat with trunk-mounted release handles ensure it is easy to expand the space. Loading groceries or luggage is helped out by the wide opening and a low liftover height.
Child safety seat accommodation
It’s quite simple to mount a vehicle seat, with obvious and readily available lower anchors and package tray-mounted tether point, both under plastic covers. There’s enough room so your front seat need not be scooted completely forward.