Volkswagen Passat Estate 1.4 TSI PHEV GTE 5dr DSG Review

Category: Estate car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
hybrid
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
5 doors
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RRP £38,760What Car? Target Price£35,239
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.

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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 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.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.6 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol/Plug-In Elec Hybrid
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

235.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

650

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

27

g/km

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