What Car? says...
Opt for a Volkswagen Passat Alltrack and you’re basically nailing the sole of a hiking boot to a regular brogue. The top half of the Alltrack looks as reassuringly businesslike as the regular estate, but underneath you get four-wheel drive, increased ground clearance and skid plates to conquer even the muddiest boot-sale car park.
Just to let everyone know you’ve spent more on your Alltrack in order to channel your inner Bear Grylls, you also get flared wheelarches, SUV-inspired bumpers and a set of big alloy wheels. There’s only one engine option; a 2.0-litre TDI diesel with 187bhp, and four-wheel drive and a seven-speed automatic gearbox are standard.