Classy, comfortable and refined, the Passat is a genuine rival to the established executive carsread the full model review
We’d recommend upgrading to SE Business over S as you get sat-nav, LED headlights, ErgoComfort seats with greater adjustment, three-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control with automatic emergency braking, front and rear parking sensors plus tinted rear glass. It’s easily our favourite version.
Our pick of the range, this engine is punchy and flexible enough to offer easy overtaking when you need it, and it’s quiet on the motorway. Avoid the optional six-speed automatic gearbox if you can – it’s an older ’box than the seven-speeder fitted to some Passat models, and not only does it make for poorer fuel economy, it can be a bit slow to respond.