Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat review

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It’s easy to think of the executive car market in two halves: mainstream models from the likes of Ford and Vauxhall on the one hand, and premium models, such as those made by Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz on the other. The Volkswagen Passat, however, has managed to carve out its own niche in-between.

With its classily appointed interior, focus on comfort over handling and prodigious space, it’s a tempting choice that seems to blend the best of both worlds. But are its rivals – on either extreme – better all round packages? Read on to find out in our full Passat review, where we will seek to inform on everything from handling impressions to driving position to illustrate how it compares to rivals. Once you've made up your mind on which new car to buy, head over to our new car deals page, where you could grab yourself a bargain.

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Trims
There are 5 trims available for the Passat saloon. Click to see details.See all versions
S
Entry-level S trim is pretty sparsely equipped. It has air-con, 16in alloy wheels, but...View trim
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SE Business
SE Business is our favourite trim. You get LED headlights, comfort seats with greater a...View trim
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Bluemotion
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GT
A good option if you want lots of kit, but at this price the Passat is straying into th...View trim
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R Line
This mainly brings sportier styling inside and out...View trim
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