Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE

Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE review

Interior layout
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Interior layout

The interior layout, fit and finish

The GTE is just as comfortable as any other high-end Passat model. Electric seat adjustment and adjustable lumbar support on the broad, comfy seats means that every shape of driver should be able to get comfortable. Visibility is excellent in the estate, and very good in the saloon, although both get parking sensors as standard to help out in a tight spot. Standard LED headlights also make for excellent nighttime visibility.

The dash is a real selling point, since it feels a class above that of rivals such as the Ford Mondeo. Everything feels meticulously finished and screwed together, with broad horizontal strakes running through the vents and dash, and soft-touch materials making the cabin look and feel really top-notch.

You get a 6.5in colour touchscreen as standard, which is one of the best systems out there, as it’s logically laid out and quite easy to use, even when you’re driving. All the connectivity features you could want are thrown in, too, including sat-nav, although you’ll have to pay extra for GTE Advance trim in order to step up to the full-size 8.0in touchscreen rather than the standard 6.5in version.

The switches for the standard climate control are a doddle to use, and the dials are very easy to read and see.

 

Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE
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Engines
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1.4 TI S
This is the cheapest engine option for the Passat Estate and scores for its refined man...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH9.9 secs
MPG51.4-55.4
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1.4 TI 150 S
This is our favourite petrol engine because it offers decent performance without breaki...View engine
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GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.6 secs
MPG54.3-55.4
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1.5 TSI EVO 150
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Fuel Petrol
GearboxManual, Semi-auto
MPG51.4-51.4
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£19,472
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1.6 TDI
This engine is smooth and promises good fuel economy, but it has to be worked quite har...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH11 secs
MPG67.3-74.3
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OUR PICK
2.0 TDI
Our pick of the range in manual guise, this engine is punchy and flexible enough to off...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto, Manual
0-62 MPH8.9 secs
MPG64.2-65.7
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1.8 TSI 180 [Panoramic Roof]
If you’re regularly lugging around plenty of people or just like a little more pace, th...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH8.1 secs
MPG47.1-47.1
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2.0 TDI SCR 190
Offers good performance, but the 2.0 TDI 150 feels almost as quick, and because this en...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH7.9 secs
MPG61.4-61.4
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2.0 TSI DSG [Panoramic Roof]
If you’re looking for something quick but also effortless, then this 217bhp 2.0 petrol...View engine
Fuel Petrol
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH6.9 secs
MPG44.1-44.1
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2.0 BiTDI SCR 4MOTION DSG
The expensive choice. However, it is verging on hot-hatch fast, and while a bit gruff u...View engine
Fuel Diesel
GearboxSemi-auto
0-62 MPH6.3 secs
MPG48.7-48.7
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