If you’re opting for the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line over the practically equivalent Chevy Tahoe, you may as properly skip proper to the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line. You get a much better powertrain and extra subtle suspension, nicer interior supplies, and all the bells and whistles. It is also only a tiny value bump over the SLT with the powertrain upgrade from the Graphite Performance Version bundle.
There aren’t many body-on-frame SUVs being made these days, but the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line occurs to be one in every of them. Like its corporate sibling, the Chevy Tahoe, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line affords ruggedness and excessive towing capability that solely this type of car can deliver. A V8 engine comes customary, and available four-wheel drive with low-range gearing gives traction once you need it most.
The 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line, however, additionally has some flaws commonly related to this sort of vehicle. Cargo area isn’t as environment friendly as what you get from a car-based crossover SUV, neither is its use of fuel. We’re additionally not fond of the base V8’s sluggish responsiveness. Go for the bigger 6.2-liter V8 and the road-adapting MagneRide suspension, although, and the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line’s trip and driving expertise start to fall in step with more trendy autos. As a bonus, the 10-speed automated transmission that comes with the larger engine can match the highway mileage of the smaller V8.
Even so, we’d advocate checking out the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line’s closest competitor, the just lately redesigned Ford Expedition. It’s also a conventional body-on-frame SUV, however it has the next most towing capability and superior cargo house and it is all around a more refined and upscale vehicle.
The non-obligatory Enhanced Driver Alert bundle provides ahead collision warning with low-speed computerized braking, automatic high beams, and lane departure warning and intervention. The Convenience bundle provides a power liftgate, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, power-adjustable pedals and a common garage door opener.
Some options on higher-trimmed fashions are available on supporting fashions at additional cost. Non-compulsory for SLE and SLT trims is an HD Trailering package with a novel axle ratio, trailer brake controller and a self-leveling suspension. The SLT and the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line are eligible for a sunroof, adaptive cruise management with automatic braking, and a rear-seat entertainment system. The 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line also presents power-retractable side steps.
For 2019, GMC retains the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line recent by including a budget-conscious Standard Version Value Bundle as well as a Graphite Version and Graphite Efficiency Edition packages to the SLT trim. Different trims embrace the bottom SLE and the near-luxury 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line, which pushes the 2020 Volkswagen Passat 2.0T Se R-Line into the territory of its platform mate, the Cadillac Escalade. The Chevrolet Tahoe rounds out the trio of GM truck-based SUVs and could be had in lengthy wheelbase Suburban type as well, normally at a slight low cost over the GMC. There are also three new metallic colors available for 2019: Darkish Sky, Pepperdust, and Smokey Quartz.