As one of Volkswagen’s most enduringly popular cars, the Passat Estate makes an excellent choice for a large family car. With the Passat scoring highly on style and performance as well as practicality, there is no need for compromise when you choose this estate car.
Strong lines feature throughout the design of the Passat. The front grille displays long chrome bars, while patterns in the alloy wheels, crisp body contours and even the tail lights showcase a strong design style. All models feature an integral indicator strip in the door mirrors. If you like the idea of an off-road look combined with the practicality of an estate car, the Passat Alltrack is the car for you. Alterations for the off-road edition include a raised stance and lower body protection for handling rough terrain.
The interior of the Passat lives up to the quality of the exterior, with luxury materials throughout and a leather multifunction steering wheel fitted on all models. The cabin is bright and airy, and if you want to enhance the light even more you can choose the GT edition with its panoramic sunroof. Headroom and legroom are generous in both the front and the rear, so five adults can travel in comfort in the Passat, even on longer journeys. The SE Business edition and higher trims have the added benefit of Ergo Comfort seats in the front. The Passat offers class-leading boot capacity. With the rear seats in position the boot measures 650 litres, and when you fold the rear seats down, at the touch of a button, this can be expanded to a vast 1,780 litres, which far outstrips its class rivals. The boot is also easy to access, thanks to its flat loading lip.
The Passat is powered by a choice of diesel engines, either 1.6-litre or 2.0-litre. You can choose between six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG automatic transmission. The most economical of the diesels is the BlueMotion edition of the 1.6-litre TDI 118bhp with six-speed manual gearbox, which returns 74.3mpg. For the fastest option, choose either the GT or R-Line 2.0-litre BITDI SCR 4MOTION engine with seven-speed DSG automatic transmission, with an acceleration time from 0-60mph of just over six seconds. A hybrid GTE edition is also included in the Passat range, and has won Best Electric Car 2016 from What Car?. The GTE gives you an impressive 156.9mpg on a combined cycle and accelerates from 0-60mph in just 7.6 seconds.
Technology and safety
All models in the Passat Estate range have Bluetooth® telephone and USB connection, DAB radio, and an infotainment system with colour touchscreen. Higher spec models also get the Discover Navigation system. Safety features available on the Passat Estate include city emergency braking, which is provided on the SE Business edition, as is adaptive cruise control.
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