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Volkswagen announces pricing for new 2020 Passat

Nov 11, 2019

  • New Passat offers more of what matters—bolder design, upgraded technology and enhanced access to driver-assistance and convenience features—for a starting MSRP of $22,995
  • 2.0-liter TSI® engine boosts torque to 206 lb-ft
  • Standard features include: 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels, full LED lighting, App-Connect, Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring, Blind Spot Monitor, and Rear Traffic Alert
  • Available features include: 19-inch wheels, heated rear seats, leather seating surfaces, the Adaptive Front-lighting System, Fender® Premium Audio system, ACC, Lane Assist, Park Assist

Herndon, VA — Today, Volkswagen of America, Inc., announced that pricing for the new 2020 Passat will start at $22,995 MSRP. Building on the success of the current generation’s combination of copious amounts of interior space, creature comforts, and Volkswagen’s signature fun-to-drive nature, the new Passat offers more of what matters—bolder design, upgraded technology, and enhanced access to convenience and driver-assistance features.

The new Passat continues to be powered by Volkswagen’s 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI® engine, making 174 horsepower. A new torque converter, combined with new software, boosts output to 206 pound-feet of torque. The power is taken to the front wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission with Tiptronic®.

While the 2020 Passat retains the underpinnings of the previous model, it has been completely restyled. Outside, a dynamic coupe-like roofline, dramatic “tornado” line, and dominant grille give the Passat a bold new look—at once, elegant and sporty. Standard slim LED headlights and taillights, along with more prominent Passat badging that runs the width of the trunklid, give the car a more premium look. All-new standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels enhance the sophisticated design, and new 18- and 19-inch wheels are available.

Inside, the Passat combines a sophisticated new dash design and upgraded technology with the spacious cabin that made the outgoing model popular. The cockpit features a horizontal design, incorporating air vents that flow across the dash in a style reminiscent of premium models. A new, more contemporary instrument panel has been fitted, along with a new glass-covered infotainment touchscreen. Complementing the new interior design are new colors and premium materials. Three interior décor designs are available, based on trim. Volkswagen’s V-Tex leatherette and Nappa leather seating surfaces are available in addition to the standard cloth seats, and four color options are available depending on material.

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will be available in four trim levels and is expected to begin arriving at U.S. Volkswagen dealers by the end of 2019.



Passat S

Starting at $22,995, S models feature standard 17-inch aluminum-alloy wheels; LED headlights, Daytime Running Lights (DRLs), and taillights; automatic headlights; multi-function steering wheel; cloth seats; manual climate control; Composition Media infotainment system with 6.3-inch glass-covered touchscreen, App-Connect, SiriusXM® satellite radio (three-month trial subscription included), Voice Control, 2 USB-A ports, and Bluetooth® connectivity for compatible devices; rearview camera; Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Monitoring (Front Assist); Blind Spot Monitor; and Rear Traffic Alert.

Passat SE

Starting at $25,845, SE models build on the features of S models, adding standard chrome window surrounds; KESSY® keyless access with push-button start; remote start; leather-wrapped steering wheel; power driver’s seat; leatherette seating surfaces; heated front seats; Climatronic® dual-zone automatic climate control; rain-sensing wipers; auto-dimming rearview mirror; two additional USB-A ports in the rear (charge only); next-generation Volkswagen Car-Net® with WiFi capability when you subscribe to a data plan (late availability); Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC); and Lane Keeping System (Lane Assist). A sunroof is available for $995.

Passat R-Line

Starting at $28,645, R-line models build on the features of SE models, adding a standard sunroof; alarm system; ambient lighting; and stainless-steel pedal caps. R-Line-unique features include: 19-inch wheels; R-Line® front bumper with C-signature air intakes in gloss black; vertical chrome stripes in grille; R-line flitzer badge; black window surrounds; spoiler; rear diffusor; chrome exhaust pipes; stainless-steel door sills; and steering-wheel shift paddles.

Passat SEL

Starting at $31,095, SEL models build on the basic features of R-Line models (excluding R-Line unique features as listed above). Standard features include 18-inch wheels; the Advanced Front-lighting System (AFS); High Beam Control (Light Assist); stainless-steel door sills; Comfort Sport seats with leather seating surfaces; driver’s seat and exterior mirror memory; power passenger seat; heated rear seats; Discover Media infotainment system with 6.3-inch glass-covered touchscreen and navigation; Fender® Premium Audio system; Easy Open trunk; and Parking Steering Assistant (Park Assist) including Park Distance Control.

Destination charge is $920 for all 2020 Passat models.


About Volkswagen

Founded in 1955, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is an operating unit of Volkswagen Group of America and a subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, with headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Volkswagen’s operations in the United States include research and development, parts and vehicle processing, parts distribution centers, sales, marketing and service offices, financial service centers, and its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The Volkswagen Group is one of the world's largest producers of passenger cars and Europe's largest automaker. Volkswagen sells the Arteon, Atlas, Beetle, Beetle Convertible, e-Golf, Golf, Golf Alltrack, Golf GTI, Golf R, Golf SportWagen, Jetta, Passat, and Tiguan vehicles through more than 600 independent U.S. dealers. Visit Volkswagen online at or to learn more.


“Car-Net”, “Climatronic”, “KESSY”, “R-Line”, “TSI”, “VW”, “Volkswagen”, all model names and the Volkswagen logo are registered trademarks of Volkswagen AG. “Bluetooth” is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. “Fender” is a registered trademark of Fender Musical Instruments Corporation. “Tiptronic” is a registered trademark of Dr. Ing h.c. F. Porsche AG. “Sirius”, “XM”, “SiriusXM” and all related marks and logos are trademarks of SiriusXM Radio Inc. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

This information and any vehicle specifications are preliminary and subject to change.

Features and technical data apply to models offered in the USA. They may differ in other countries.

All prices provided are the Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price and exclude destination, taxes, title, other options and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.

Always pay careful attention to the road, and do not drive while distracted.

When using KESSY keyless access or remote start, do not leave vehicle unattended with the engine running, particularly in enclosed spaces. See Owner’s Manual for further details and important warnings about the keyless ignition feature.

Not all App-Connect features are available on all operating systems. Standard text and data usage rates apply. App-Connect features require compatible device, operating system, and mobile apps. See mobile device and app providers for terms and privacy.

When downloading apps, standard message and data rates apply.

SiriusXM audio and data services each require a subscription sold separately, or as a package, by Sirius XM Radio Inc. If you decide to continue service after your trial, the subscription plan you choose will automatically renew thereafter and you will be charged according to your chosen payment method at then-current rates. Fees and taxes apply. Please see the SiriusXM Customer Agreement at for complete terms and how to cancel, which includes calling SiriusXM at 1-888-539-7474. All fees, content and features are subject to change.

Car-Net Remote Access is available on most MY20 and newer vehicles, and are offered at no additional charge for 5 years from vehicle in-service date. Always pay careful attention to the road and do not drive while distracted. Certain services require trial or paid subscriptions, which may have their own terms and conditions. VW Car-Net requires vehicle cellular connectivity and availability of vehicle GPS signal, and not all services and features are available on all vehicles. Standard text and data rates may apply for app and web features. Certain services may collect location and vehicle information. See Terms of Service, Privacy Statement, and other important information at

The Wi-Fi hotspot feature is intended for passenger use only. 4G LTE coverage is not available in all areas. See materials provided for terms, privacy, data security details. Requires trial or paid Wi-Fi plan from third party wireless provider.

Driver-assistance features are not substitutes for attentive driving. See Owner’s Manual for further details, and important limitations.