Which used Volkswagen Passat estate should I buy?
Despite a number of good petrol options, diesels are still the biggest sellers for the Passat and make up the majority of those in the used market. We’d recommend the more flexible 148bhp 2.0 diesel. It’s punchy enough to offer satisfying pace and easy overtaking when you want, and pulls willingly from low revs. So much so that it’s not worth paying extra for the more powerful 188bhp version.
The plug-in hybrid GTE would only be worthwhile if you had easy access to a charger either at home or at the office in order to reduce your reliance on petrol power.
Entry-level S trim is a little sparse for our liking, so we’d go with SE trim for additional goodies. Go for SE Nav or SE Business if sat-nav is a priority. SEL and R-line trims get progressively more luxurious but do up the price on the used forecourts.
Our favourite VW Passat Estate: 2.0 TDI 150 SE
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