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Cost & verdict

Price (on the road)

Β£22,195-Β£38,150

Target Price (cash)

Β£17,126-Β£32,301

What Car?'s option recommendations

  • Metallic paint

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Contract Hire Leasing Rates

Β£257.33-Β£553.99/month

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Trim level

Bluemotion
This trim level is reserved solely for the tax-efficient 1.6-litre diesel engine. It gets all the kit of S trim, but with 17in alloy wheels, lowered suspension, unique front and rear bumpers, and Bluemotion badging.
Our pick
SE Business
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.
R Line
This just brings sportier styling inside and out, along with better LED headlights over GT trim. The most powerful petrol and diesel versions also get adjustable dampers.
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. The most powerful petrol and diesel versions also get adjustable dampers and trapezoid exhaust pipes.
S
Entry-level S trim is pretty sparsely equipped. It has air-con, 16in alloy wheels, a touchscreen infotainment system, digital radio and a USB socket, but it’s well worth spending the extra on the more lavishly equipped SE Business version.
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Miles per gallon

Official fuel economy figure

44.8-76.3 mpg

CO2 Emissions

Official emissions rating

105-95 g/km

VED Tax band

How much will it cost you?

F-F

Boot capacity

How much space is there?

1152 litres

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