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


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


174 174

  MPG (City/Highway)

TBA/TBA * 25/36 *

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Serving Troy, MI

More than four decades ago, Volkswagen introduced the Passat to eager car buyers, and they quickly fell in love with it. Over the years, the Passat has evolved dramatically, and the result is a midsize car that continues to have incredible appeal. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat was the recipient of a modest facelift, and Volkswagen took this a step further with a bold exterior refresh in the 2020 Passat. The 2019 and 2020 models have incredible appeal, but their differences require a closer look before you pick out the exact car that you want to take home. At Suburban Volkswagen of Troy, we proudly maintain a large inventory for our customers to explore and to choose from.


One of the many appealing qualities of the Volkswagen Passat is its superior performance. Volkswagen carried the powertrain and mechanical equipment from the 2019 model into the new model. Both model years are powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter gas engine boasting paddle shifters and a sport mode with the automatic 6-speed transmission. With this configuration, you can appreciate 174 horsepower behind the wheel. Your new Passat will also come with anti-lock brakes, an independent suspension system, cruise control, and other mechanical features regardless of whether you take home the 2019 or 2020 versions.


When you visit Suburban Volkswagen of Troy for a side-by-side review of the 2019 and 2020 versions, you will quickly notice the beautiful updates that have been made to the newest model. Both model years have the boxy shape and modern design that the Passat is known for, but the 2020 model boasts a refreshed front end. The headlights and grille have a broader design that transforms the aesthetics. This continues with crisper character lines throughout the sides and hood. Even the profile has been slightly enhanced with a steeper angle through the rear window. The 2020 Passat also introduces a few new wheel designs for further differentiation.


If you are in the market for a well-equipped car that has a spacious, beautiful interior, you cannot go wrong with the 2019 or 2020 Passat versions. Both model years have similar equipment across their comparable trims. Some of these items are remote start, ambient lighting, a push-button ignition, keyless entry, a Fender audio system, heated and powered front seats, Bluetooth technology, a color touch-screen display, smartphone integration, a rearview auto-dimming mirror, leatherette trim, an auto climate control system with two zones, adaptive cruise control, front and rear USB charging ports, a rear camera and a few other features. Assistive and advanced safety technologies are also loaded into both model years. These may include electronic stability control, lane keeping assistance, a blind-spot monitor, a forward collision warning and autonomous emergency braking.

Which Passat is the right one for you to take home? We invite you to drop by Suburban Volkswagen of Troy for a closer look at the trims for both model years. You can also connect with our Volkswagen sales professionals for answers to your questions about these two model years before you arrive.

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