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User Ranking Drivers and owners ranked these cars in 9 categories.

New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$28,645
Invoice
$27,471
Average Price Paid
$22,821
1,401 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
MSRP
$26,245
Invoice
$25,195
Average Price Paid
$23,499
1,358 listings nationwide

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

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$24,396
Good Price
$21,503
Great Price
$19,849
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
Fair Price
$24,419
Good Price
$22,355
Great Price
$21,176

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$26,287
34 listings nationwide

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2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$24,892
92 listings nationwide
12 GREAT deals
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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

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...

2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
Jeff Sabatini Test Drive Review:

The Volkswagen Tiguan is one of only two compact crossover SUV’s that currently offer third-row seating. (And the other is the hopelessly outdated Mitsubishi Outlander.) To fit the ext...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 6
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 6
  • Safety 10
  • Cost-Effectiveness 9
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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 7
  • Form & Function 9
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 6
  • Cost-Effectiveness 7

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
No User Reviews
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
Guru94G2P4 writes:
Although the Tiguan was slightly noisier than the CX-5, the Tiguan won for cargo space and backseat room (also...
Power Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD better.
"Similar power, although 0-60 on Tiguan is slow. "
Handling Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"Great on highway tight turns. Hugged the road"
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"On par"
Front Seats Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"Better support and easy to adjust"
Back Seats Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"These seats are adjustable and can move up or back"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"A good 5-6 longer and maybe wider."
Family Car Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"The back seat and capacity. "
Value Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD better.
"Mazda had a lift gate and a few more tech features, but those didnt win out on comfort and visibility"
Would Buy Ranked 2020 Mazda CX-5 Grand Touring AWD worse.
"I fit better in the Tiguan. Wasnt distracted by the dash. Excellent visibility to the road. Cargo space and back seat. "
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Gregg writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2020 Subaru Outback Premium AWD better.
"Outback has much more style"
Family Car Ranked 2020 Subaru Outback Premium AWD better.
"Roomy"

Specs

2020 Volkswagen Passat
2.0T R-Line FWD
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD
Powertrain 6-Speed Automatic 8-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
FWD
AWD
Fuel Economy, City
23 MPG
20 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
34 MPG
27 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18.5 gal 15.9 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
174 hp @ 5,200 RPM
184 hp @ 4,400 RPM
Torque
206 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
221 lb-ft @ 1,600 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
11.7:1
Displacement
2,000 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.25 in x 3.65 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
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 --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard --
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 7 seats
Front Legroom 42.4 in 40.2 in
Back Legroom 39.1 in 38.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 15.9 cu ft 37.6 cu ft
Maximum Payload 926 lbs 926 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity -- 1,500 lbs
Exterior
Length 193.6 in 185.1 in
Width 72.2 in 72.4 in
Height 58 in 66.3 in
Wheelbase 110.4 in 109.8 in

Available Options

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
2020 Volkswagen Tiguan
S 4Motion AWD

Exterior Colors

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

Option Packages

  • 3RD Row Seat Package
  • Rear Roof-Edge Spoiler
  • Side Steps (Set Of 2)
  • TIGUAN Three-Row MDO Package
  • TIGUAN Two-Row MDO Package
  • Trailer Hitch Electrical Kit & Receiver Kit

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