The modelRead full review
Competent engines, lots of high-tech equipment and a beautifully built cabin make the Passat Estate a compelling choice. It doesn’t quite live up to the overall finish of the Audi A4 Avant, though, and isn’t as spacious as the Skoda Superb.
The trimSee full equipment
Even the entry-level GTE is well equipped, with 18in alloys, three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, automatic lights and wipers, and ambient interior lighting all included. You also get an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with Apple Carplay/Android Auto smartphone mirroring.
The engineSee full engine specs
The Passat GTE uses a 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine paired with an electric motor to pump out up to 215bhp. Acceleration is surprisingly brisk, with 0-62mph taking around 7.6sec, but it's the low CO2 emissions and claimed electric range of 36 miles that gives this model its real appeal.
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