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Passat Saloon

Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2.0 TDI 140 Executive 4dr Review

For This version has a strong engine and comes stacked with desirable luxury kit.

Against Some of the interior plastics are disappointingly dour, and the Passat can't match a Ford Mondeo for fun.

Volkswagen Passat Saloon

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

This is our favourite Passat, because it provides all the performance and kit you want while keeping purchase prices and running costs reasonable.

What Car? readers say


Key facts

9.8 secs
Top speed
131 mph
Average mpg
Tank range
946 miles
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Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

As well as cutting a suitable dash in the corporate car park, the Passat is good to drive, if not quite as accomplished as a Ford Mondeo. There are some fine engines, most of which are very competitive for CO2 emissions and fuel economy.

For the most part, the Passat lives up to its upmarket image. It’s solidly built and looks the part, but some of the interior plastics aren’t as plush as you might expect.

Of the trims available, we’d recommend the mid-range Highline model. The S has all the essentials including air-conditioning, alloy wheels, Bluetooth, a USB port and four electric windows, but Highline adds desirable items like sat-nav, automatic headlights and wipers, climate and cruise controls, front and rear parking sensors and more chrome trim.

A number of high-tech options are available, including systems that steers the car into a suitable parking space for you and one that can stop the car at low speed if you get too close to the one in front.

Reader test team says:

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