Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2.0 TDI GT 4dr DSG [Panoramic Roof] [7 Speed]

4 doors
Diesel
Semi-auto
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Manufacturer price from:£31,030
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The Volkswagen Passat is classy, comfortable and roomy. True, it isn't much fun to drive, but it is surefooted and is worth the premium over many of its mainstream rivals, including the Ford Mondeo and Vauxhall Insignia. The cheaper Skoda Superb is an even better buy, though, and if you're looking for the ultimate premium executive, the pricier BMW 3 Series is the class champion.

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Trim:

GT

A good option if you want lots of kit, but at this price the Passat is straying into the same territory as some more upmarket (albeit smaller and less well equipped) rivals. It comes with 18in wheels, a digital instrument cluster, leather and Alcantara upholstery and a panoramic sunroof.

Engine:

2.0 TDI

The gutsier 148bhp 2.0-litre diesel provides just what you need. It’s punchy enough to offer satisfying pace and easier overtaking, plus its willingness to pull from low revs makes it more relaxing to drive. So much so that, unless you're a real speed demon, it’s not worth paying the extra for the 188bhp version.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.7 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

64.2

Urban: 54.3Motorway: 72.4
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

586

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

115

g/km