2020 Volkswagen Passat Trim Levels

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line driving on city road with view of distant city in background

Now that the Volkswagen Passat sedan has been in the North American market for almost ten years, Volkswagen is releasing the 2020 model year of the vehicle to bring it into a new decade. Although the trim levels for the Volkswagen Passat have fluctuated over the last nine years, the 2020 model year is hitting the road with four different trims.

The four trim levels are the S, SE, R-Line, and SEL. Each one focuses on different priorities, with most adding on to the one before it. With the exception of some content exclusive to the R-Line, the SEL is the culmination of all the trim levels above it. The S is the base model and carries the starting MSRP of $22,995. On the high end, the SEL model starts at $31,095 MSRP, managing to be both cost-effective and feature-rich.

2020 Volkswagen Passat S 

2020 Volkswagen Passat SE 

2020 Volkswagen Passat R-Line 

2020 Volkswagen Passat SEL 

Chrome Exhaust Pipes  Remote Start  Sunroof  Power Trunk W/Easy Open 
LED Projector Headlights  Adaptive Cruise Control  19-Inch Two-Tone Wheels*  Fender® Premium Audio 
6.3-Inch Infotainment Screen  Lane-Keeping Assist  R-Line Badging*  Power-Folding Side Mirrors with Memory 
Heated Mirrors with Integrated Turn Signals  VW Car-Net®  Steering-Wheel Paddle Shifters*  LED Headlights with Adaptive Front-Lighting System 
*R-Line Exclusive 

Other R-Line Exclusive Features

The R-Line trim may not be the highest trim level, but it is a special performance trim name present in other models, like the Tiguan, Touareg, Atlas, and more. The following is a list of features exclusive to the R-Line:

  • Front Bumper with C-Signature Air Intakes in Gloss Black
  • Black Window Surrounds
  • Spoiler
  • Gloss Black Rear Diffusor
  • Vertical Chrome Stripes in Grille
  • And More!

Other SEL Trim Level Features

The following is a list of premium features available on the SEL:

  • Driver’s Seat Memory
  • Parking Distance Control
  • Comfort Sport Seats with Leather Seat Trim
  • Discover Media with Navigation
  • 18-Inch Two-Tone Wheels