Front passenger angle of a gray 2020 Volkswagen Passat parked in a street

2020 Volkswagen Passat Engine Performance

Earlier this year, Volkswagen announced changes to upcoming 2020 models, including the redesigned 2020 Volkswagen Passat. Included with the changes is an upgrade to the engine, different trims offered, and appearance changes. Here, we will discuss this change and the other changes announced for the 2020 VW Passat.

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Changes in Torque for the Passat Sedan

We are expecting the 2020 Volkswagen Passat to have a 2.0-Liter turbocharged TSI engine. This is the same engine as the 2019 model, so what’s different? Volkswagen will be giving this engine new software and a new torque converter. With this upgrade, the torque increases from 184 lb-ft to 207 lb-ft. Regarding the other specs, you should expect the strength to stay at 174 horsepower. The fuel economy for this turbo engine is estimated at 25 city mpg and 36 highway mpg.

Front driver angle of a gray 2020 Volkswagen Passat driving down a road

Front interior in the 2020 Volkswagen Passat

Other Changes for the 2020 VW Passat

The trims for this midsize sedan will be the S, SE, R-Line, and SEL. It’s likely that Volkswagen is making its trim names more universal to its brand as other models use these same trim names. Previously, the trims for the 2019 model were the Wolfsburg and the SE R-Line. In addition to the trims and engine, the Passat will sport a new look. It is expected to look similar to a coupe with a new grille and style. Inside, the touchscreen will be glass covered. Unless more information gets released in the future, these are all the changes we are expecting.

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