Volkswagen Passat GTE review

Category: Hybrid car

Section: Introduction

Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 infotainment / energy display
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 boot open
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 RHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 infotainment / energy display
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 front right static
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 instrument panel detail
  • Volkswagen Passat GTE 2021 boot open
What Car?’s Passat deals
New car deals
Save up to £937
Target Price from £41,403
Save up to £937
or from £479pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals

Introduction

What Car? says...

The Volkswagen Passat GTE would appear to let you have your cake and eat it. It's very big, no matter whether you choose it as a saloon or an estate, and can operate as an electric car for far enough to cover many people’s daily commutes. Yet unlike a pure electric car, it won't conk out when the battery is flat; there's a petrol engine under the bonnet that will keep you going as long as there's fuel in the tank.

Based on the regular Volkswagen Passat, the GTE is a plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and while it doesn't quite offer the tax incentives of a fully electric model, like the Tesla Model 3 or Kia e-Niro, it's still massively cheaper to run as a company car than any equivalent pure petrol or diesel model. And, as long as you charge its battery regularly, which can be done at home or at a public charging point, you could save plenty on fuel, too.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £937
Target Price from £41,403
Save up to £937
or from £479pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
RRP price range £42,340 - £42,340
Number of trims (see all)1
Number of engines (see all)1
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid
MPG range across all versions 235.4 - 235.4
Available doors options 5
Warranty 3 years / 60000 miles
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £930 / £2,538
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,861 / £5,076
Available colours