Classy, comfortable, refined: the Passat is very recommendable. If you are looking for the ultimate premium executive, though, both the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series offer more, but, naturally, carry a steeper price tag.get the best price
Trim: R Line
Adds larger 18in alloy wheels, ambient interior lighting, Nappa leather upholstery, three-zone climate control and keyless entry and start. It’s a pricey choice, though.
Engine: 2.0 BiTDI SCR 240
This 237bhp twin-turbo 2.0 BiTDI diesel feels genuinely fast and, thanks to its standard four-wheel-drive’s added traction, not even slippery surfaces prevent it deploying all that power. It’s pricey, though.