Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE

Volkswagen Passat GTE 2.0 TDI S 5dr Review

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Review

The VW Passat GTE is spacious and refined, with an impressive hybrid system that makes the most of the electric battery. However, rivals still have a longer electric range.

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Trim: S

Includes air-con, 16in alloy wheels, a multi-function steering wheel, colour touch-screen, digital radio, Bluetooth and a USB input, but it’s still worth the extra needed to jump up to more lavishly equipped SE.

Engine: 2.0 TDI

Our pick of the range in manual guise, this engine is punchy and flexible enough to offer easy overtaking when you want it, and is low-revving and quiet enough at a motorway cruise. Avoid the six-speed automatic gearbox if you can – it’s an older 'box than the seven-speed auto in other Passats and is a bit slow to respond at times and doesn’t help fuel economy. Also available in the jacked-up, four-wheel-drive Alltrack model, as a manual only; well worth considering given that it's remarkably capable off-road, while also being classier and bigger inside than most of the SUVs it competes with.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

65.7

Urban: 55.4Motorway: 74.3
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

650

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

114

g/km

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