Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI S 4dr Review

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Review

Classy, comfortable, refined: the Passat is very recommendable. A big selling point is space and practicality thanks to a practical boot and spacious rear seats, but here it is still pipped by the cheaper Skoda Superb. If you are looking for the ultimate premium executive, though, both the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series offer more, but carry a steeper price tag.

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Trim:

S

Entry-level S trim is pretty sparsely equipped. It has air-con, 16in alloy wheels, but does feature an 8.0in touchscreen infotainment system with smartphone mirroring, digital radio and Bluetooth, but it’s well worth spending the extra on the more lavishly equipped SE Business version.

Engine:

1.6 TDI

The 1.6-litre diesel is what you might term adequate. It has enough guts to attain a motorway cruise or get you away from the lights effectively, but relatively steadily. You'll have to change down often and work it pretty hard to get up to speed with any great vigour, which is why we favour a bit more power.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH10.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

70.6

Urban: 60.1Motorway: 78.5
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

105

g/km