For close to five decades, the Volkswagen Passat has been making its presence felt in the midsize sedan segment. We may have recently lost a legend in the VW Beetle, but there is still plenty of legacy left on the Volkswagen lineup. Introduced in 1972 – two years before the Golf and seven years before the Jetta – the 2020 Volkswagen Passat here in Ontario CA has certainly established itself as an icon.
Even as more and more sedans disappear and the automotive market leans further toward the utility vehicle boom, the Passat continues to stand strong. In fact, this year an all-new Passat was introduced, retaining its powertrain but receiving a major overhaul as far as design is concerned.
With four available trim levels, the 2020 VW Passat features the same powertrain regardless of which you choose. It’s powered by a 2.0L turbocharged TSI® engine that’s capable of generating 174 horsepower alongside 206 pound-feet of torque, while still achieving a respectable 23 miles per gallon through the city and 34 mpg on the highway. That’s plenty of power to deliver a fun experience each time you head out.
Safety is one of the most important aspects to consider in any vehicle today, as technologies have advanced so much to help you reduce the risk or severity of collisions. In addition to traditional safety measures like the Intelligent Crash Response System, rearview camera system, safety cage and Automatic Pos-Collision Braking System, the 2020 Passat is equipped with several driver assistance technologies as well.
These technologies include Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitor, Light Assist, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Park Distance Control, Front Assist and Rear Traffic Alert. All of these utilize cameras and sensors to make your experience on the road safer than ever, by delivering alerts and, in some cases, assistance in the form of steering or braking. To learn more about the 2020 VW Passat and everything it has to offer, you can feel free to give us a call here at the sales desk!