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2020 Volkswagen Golf 1.4T FWD
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2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
MSRP
$23,195
Invoice
$22,267
Average Price Paid
$20,294
927 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$28,645
Invoice
$27,471
Average Price Paid
$22,821
1,395 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
Fair Price
$21,170
Good Price
$19,152
Great Price
$17,998
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$24,396
Good Price
$21,503
Great Price
$19,849

Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
Steve Halloran Preview:

The Golf gets few changes for the 2020 model year, which will almost certainly be the last for the seventh generation of this classic hatchback. Volkswagen debuted the eighth-generatio...

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Christian Wardlaw Test Drive Review:

Volkswagen builds a full-size car in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and has for nearly a decade. It’s called the Passat, and it gets a restyle for 2020. Huge inside like a full-size automobil...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
29 MPG
28 MPG
23 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
35 MPG
36 MPG
34 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 18.5 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10:1
11.7:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,400 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.93 in x 3.15 in
3.25 in x 3.65 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 5 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars --
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars --
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars --
Side Pole Driver 5 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.2 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 35.6 in 39.1 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 22.8 cu ft 15.9 cu ft
Maximum Payload 915 lbs 926 lbs
Exterior
Length 167.6 in 193.6 in
Width 70.8 in 72.2 in
Height 58.2 in 58 in
Wheelbase 103.8 in 110.4 in

Available Options

2020 Volkswagen Golf
1.4T FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Silk Blue Metallic
  • Tungsten Silver Metallic
  • White Silver Metallic

Option Packages

  • Roof Edge Spoiler
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aurora Red Metallic
  • Deep Black Pearl
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Reflex Silver Metallic
  • Tourmaline Blue Metallic

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