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Volkswagen PASSAT DIESEL ESTATE 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG

Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Stock Offer Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
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Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG
Volkswagen PASSAT 1.6 TDI SEL 5dr DSG

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG0.00
  • 0-62mph11.5 secs
  • Top Speed124 mph
  • C02116 g/km
  • BHP120
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

The Volkswagen Passat Estate really brings the goods in its eighth-generation guise. It's slightly shorter, but the longer wheelbase means more space for passengers and cleverer packaging ups the luggage capacity from 603 to 650-litres with all the seats in place. UK buyers get a predominantly diesel line-up, with a 240PS all-wheel drive flagship.

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The latest Volkswagen Passat Estate demonstrates the genius in 'things that just work'. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Background

Utility is a surprisingly hard sell. Yes, we tend to aspire to the sort of utility we don't actually need, which is why we hanker after sports watches that can submerge to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Arctic-spec down jackets to withstand a snow flurry in Surrey and, yes, sports utility vehicles that could cross the Darien Gap when all we really need them for is to bump over a parking kerb outside Starbucks. Genuine utility isn't quite so aspirational. Seats that you can clean a baby's worst efforts from, room in the back for a bookcase from IKEA, metronomic reliability; it's what people need but not what draws people into showrooms looking for a dotted line to sign. That's the size of the challenge facing Volkswagen's current generation Passat Estate, a car that does utility utterly brilliantly. Especially in this updated form.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, the key news for Passat buyers is the introduction of an extensively re-worked version of this model's volume 150PS diesel engine, now badged the 2.0 TDI EVO 150PS. As before, it can be had with a 7-speed DSG auto 'box and now features Active Cylinder Shutdown for greater efficiency, the first time that this feature has been fitted to a Volkswagen diesel engine. Diesel and 4MOTION 4WD feature as usual in the 'Alltrack' estate variant which gains a higher ride height for limited off road ability. For petrol people, there's the VW Group's familiar 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, available with either manual or DSG auto transmission. Up to a quarter of Passat sales are expected to be taken by the Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric GTE version, which mates a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with an electric motor. This derivative now uses an upgraded lithium-ion battery which now enables a longer 36-mile WLTP-rated driving range. Across the line-up, there's a new 'Travel Assist' feature which allows the car to be driven at highway speeds in partly automated mode.

Design and Build

This eighth generation Passat Estate was shorter and lower than its predecessor but it was given a longer wheelbase, so there's slightly more room in size. The difficulty in attracting buyers away from the likes of BMW and Audi is that you need your product to offer all the attractions of a BMW and Audi but at a more competitive price. That includes looking as expensive as these brands, which is something the Passat Estate has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where this facelifted model looks sleek, chiselled and polished with full-LED head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. Inside, cabin quality is at least the equal of what you'd find in more expensive premium brand mid-sized saloon, especially if you're able to stretch to one of the higher trim levels. The interior features a big central 8-inch screen and a set of optional digital 'virtual' dials. The seats, as in most Volkswagens, initially feel unyielding but are supremely comfortable over longer distances. Three adults can fit in the back too - there's far more space than you'd get in a 3 Series, a C-Class or an A4. The boot measures an enormous 650-litres under the tonneau. Fold the seats down and that extends to a huge 1,780-litres. Big storage bins in the doors and centre console add everyday utility to the cabin.

Market and Model

The estate models add just over £1,500 to the prices of the saloons and there are three trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'SEL' and 'R-Line'. DSG auto transmission is now standard across most of the range. Prices start at just under £26,000 for the entry-level 1.5-litre TSI petrol model in 'SE' trim. The 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel unit many want starts from just under £31,000. You'll need to spend at least around £38,000 for the GTE Plug-in hybrid. All variants are well equipped, even entry 'SE' derivatives featuring full-LED headlights. 'SEL' examples can be identified by their 17-inch 'Nivelle' alloy wheels, and also offer Vienna leather seats, the Discover Navigation system with an 8-inch colour screen and Voice Control. SEL cars also have tinted rear windows and silver roof rails for the Estate. 'R-Line' trim brings 18-inch 'Monterrey' alloy wheels, sports suspension, an R-Line exterior styling pack and Nappa leather front sport seats embroidered with the R-Line logo. There are also stainless steel pedals, 3Zone climate control and black roof lining, while keyless entry and an easy open boot also feature as standard on this top trim level. The Plug-in hybrid GTE version and the SUV-style 'Alltrack' estate variant get their own specific trim specs.

Cost of Ownership

The Passat Estate is a car that sells on pragmatism, so it's a critical component of its success that the running costs of the vehicle flag up all the right numbers. Remember that despite its increasingly urbane appeal, the bulk of this car's sales will still come from fleet buyers who don't give a brass tuppence about soft-touch dashboards, USB slots or how many watts the stereo has. For them it's about bills, bills, bills; residual values, fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, insurance costs, servicing overhead and so on. The Passat looks like it's getting off on the right foot. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI petrol model and your combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 43.8mpg (WLTP), while your CO2 return would be rated at 125g/km of CO2 (NEDC): pretty good for a large estate. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in petrol hybrid version, which can now go up to 36 miles (WLTP) between charges. Aggressive pricing sees the Passat square up more or less head on with tackle like the Vauxhall Insignia and engine for engine, the Passat is a good deal more economical and cleaner to boot. Pull residual values into the equation and the Passat wins hands down.

Summary

Sooner or later, as a potential customer here, you'll come to ask yourself the inevitable question about the Volkswagen Passat Estate, "Am I about to buy a boring car?" You might well ponder whether that makes you a boring person, but that association is a fallacy. If you are fundamentally boring, a Ferrari isn't going to magically endow you a Clooney-esque louche charm. Likewise, a Passat Estate, for all its undeniable utility, doesn't make you a boring person; merely one that understands what makes a great estate car. And it is a really outstanding vehicle for family buyers. Let's face it, who needs a lumbering SUV when estate cars are this good and this useful? To put the Passat Estate into that sort of perspective, consider this. To get the same interior quality and load space with all five seats in place, you'd need an SUV like a Mercedes GLE which, incidentally, starts at over fifty big ones. So don't ask yourself if you're being boring choosing a Passat Estate. Ask instead whether all those who buy big SUVs are being hoodwinked by slick marketing. If you've got this far, you probably know the answer to that one already.

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Driver Convenience
Front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors, audible with audio volume reduction when activated + optical parking display via vehicles infotain system
Remote tailgate unlocking
Adaptive cruise control including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system
Driver alert system
Driver profile selection
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Lane assist
Low washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computer includes visual gear
One touch indicator turn signal
Proactive occupant protection
Security and service including e-call
Speed sensitive power steering
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Start/Stop function
Traffic jam assist
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Wireless app connect
Exterior Features
All LED headlights range adjustable with reflector technology Including 12 separate LED daytime running lights with indicator function
Front fog lights with static cornering function and chrome trimmed surround
Solid paint
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic leaving home and manual coming home lighting functions
Black radiator grille with chrome louvres
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicators
Chrome side window surrounds
Front and rear electric windows
Fully galvanised body
Gloss black finish on B pillar
Heated rear window
High level 3rd brake light
LED rear lights
LED rear number plate lights
Plastic load sill protection
Rain sensor
Rear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx 65% tinted
Rear window wash/wipe
Remote electrically adjustable and foldable heated door mirrors including automatic dimming function on drivers side door mirror puddle lights
Silver anodised roof rails
Warning lights for open tailgate and doors
White instrument lighting
Interior Features
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
ergoComfort seat with seat cushion tilt adjustment, thigh support and electric backrest adjustment on the driver side
Front and rear reading lights, x 2 incorporating LED technology
Front seats with lumbar adjustment
LED entrance/warning lights in front doors
Manual air conditioning
Mistral grey roof lining
Three spoke leather trimmed multifuction steering wheel with gear knob including paddle shift
12V socket in front centre console
12V socket in luggage compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Driver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
Extending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowable
Front + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front cupholders x2 with covers
Front passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottle
Height adjustable and removable variable boot floor
Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear seats
Load lashing points x 4 in luggage compartment
Load through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lighting
Rear seat centre armrest with storage compartment
Storage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment in roof console with cover
Vienna leather upholstery + heated front seats + heated windscreen washer jets
Packs
Discover navigation pack - Passat
Safety
ESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differential lock) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control)
Tyre pressure loss indicator
3x3 point rear seatbelts
ABS (Anti locking brake system) includes BAS (Brake assist) and EBD (Electronic brake pressure distribution)
Automatic post collision braking
Disc brakes front and rear
Door open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustable
Drivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
First aid kit
Front airbags with deactivation switch
Front and rear passenger curtain airbags
Front side impact airbag
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold function
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Rear seat side impact airbags
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Warning light for rear seat belts if unfastened
Security
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Electronic engine immobiliser
Technical
Standard suspension
Battery regeneration during braking
Diesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device
Wheels
17" Nivelle black alloy wheels with self sealing tyres and low rolling resistance tyres + anti-theft wheel bolts
Steel space saver spare wheel
Entertainment
Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen
DAB Digital radio receiver
Trim
Chrome air vent and instrument surround
Cross hatch decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 111
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 151
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1598
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Engine Code CB532Z
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 44.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 48.7
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.6
Badge Power 120
Coin Description TDI
Coin Series SEL
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 15E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 18000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage 130000
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 11.5
Engine Power - BHP 120
Engine Power - KW 88
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
Engine Torque - MKG 25.5
Engine Torque - NM 250
Engine Torque - RPM 1600
Top Speed 124
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? Yes
Tyre Size Front 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Rear 215/55 R17
Tyre Size Spare SPACE SAVER
Wheel Style NIVELLE
Wheel Type 17" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1516
Length 4773
Wheelbase 2786
Width (including mirrors) 2083
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 59
Gross Vehicle Weight 2120
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1780
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 650
Max. Loading Weight 650
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1470
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.7

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