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2020 (20) Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI SE 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise control including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking systemDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Lane assistLow washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computer includes visual gearOne touch indicator turn signal
Proactive occupant protectionSecurity and service including e-call
Speed sensitive power steeringSpeedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Start/Stop functionTraffic jam assist
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastenedWireless app connect

Entertainment

Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming interior rear view mirrorAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Automatic leaving home and manual coming home lighting functionsBlack radiator grille with chrome louvres
Black roof railsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicators
Chrome side window surroundsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Front and rear electric windowsFully galvanised body
Gloss black finish on B pillarHeated rear window
High level 3rd brake lightLED rear lights
LED rear number plate lightsPlastic load sill protection
Rain sensorRear window wash/wipe
Warning lights for open tailgate and doorsWhite instrument lighting

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrestDriver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
Extending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowableFront + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front cupholders x2 with coversFront passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottle
Height adjustable and removable variable boot floorHeight adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
Height/reach adjust steering wheelIlluminated vanity mirrors
Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear seatsLoad lashing points x 4 in luggage compartment
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingRear seat centre armrest with storage compartment
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console with cover

Packs

Composition Media Pack - Passat 

Safety

3x3 point rear seatbeltsABS (Anti locking brake system) includes BAS (Brake assist) and EBD (Electronic brake pressure distribution)
Automatic post collision brakingDisc brakes front and rear
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustableDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdFirst aid kit
Front airbags with deactivation switchFront and rear passenger curtain airbags
Front side impact airbagHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPre crash preventive occupant protection
Rear seat side impact airbagsRigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Volkswagen roadside assistanceWarning light for rear seat belts if unfastened

Security

Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment systemElectronic engine immobiliser

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingDiesel particulate filter
Misfuel prevention device 

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundCross hatch decorative inserts in dash and door panels
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)111Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb151 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeCB532Z
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryCOMMON RAIL
Gears7 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionSEMI-AUTO 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.8WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max44.8
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min48.7 

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC1.6
Badge Power120Coin DescriptionTDI
Coin SeriesSEGeneration Mark6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0715EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage18000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Timing Belt Interval Mileage130000Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)11.5Engine Power - BHP120
Engine Power - KW88Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1600
Top Speed124 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleSecond Act 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/55 R17Tyre Size Rear215/55 R17
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleISTANBUL
Wheel Type17" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1516Length4773
Wheelbase2786Width (including mirrors)2083

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2120
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight650Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1470
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

Volkswagen Passat Estate

The latest Volkswagen Passat Estate demonstrates the genius in 'things that just work'. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

The Volkswagen Passat Estate really brings the goods in its eighth-generation guise. It's slightly shorter, but the longer wheelbase means more space for passengers and cleverer packaging ups the luggage capacity from 603 to 650-litres with all the seats in place. UK buyers get a predominantly diesel line-up, with a 240PS all-wheel drive flagship.

Background

Utility is a surprisingly hard sell. Yes, we tend to aspire to the sort of utility we don't actually need, which is why we hanker after sports watches that can submerge to the bottom of the Mariana Trench, Arctic-spec down jackets to withstand a snow flurry in Surrey and, yes, sports utility vehicles that could cross the Darien Gap when all we really need them for is to bump over a parking kerb outside Starbucks. Genuine utility isn't quite so aspirational. Seats that you can clean a baby's worst efforts from, room in the back for a bookcase from IKEA, metronomic reliability; it's what people need but not what draws people into showrooms looking for a dotted line to sign. That's the size of the challenge facing Volkswagen's current generation Passat Estate, a car that does utility utterly brilliantly. Especially in this updated form.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, the key news for Passat buyers is the introduction of an extensively re-worked version of this model's volume 150PS diesel engine, now badged the 2.0 TDI EVO 150PS. As before, it can be had with a 7-speed DSG auto 'box and now features Active Cylinder Shutdown for greater efficiency, the first time that this feature has been fitted to a Volkswagen diesel engine. Diesel and 4MOTION 4WD feature as usual in the 'Alltrack' estate variant which gains a higher ride height for limited off road ability. For petrol people, there's the VW Group's familiar 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, available with either manual or DSG auto transmission. Up to a quarter of Passat sales are expected to be taken by the Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric GTE version, which mates a 1.4 TSI petrol engine with an electric motor. This derivative now uses an upgraded lithium-ion battery which now enables a longer 36-mile WLTP-rated driving range. Across the line-up, there's a new 'Travel Assist' feature which allows the car to be driven at highway speeds in partly automated mode.

Design and Build

This eighth generation Passat Estate was shorter and lower than its predecessor but it was given a longer wheelbase, so there's slightly more room in size. The difficulty in attracting buyers away from the likes of BMW and Audi is that you need your product to offer all the attractions of a BMW and Audi but at a more competitive price. That includes looking as expensive as these brands, which is something the Passat Estate has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where this facelifted model looks sleek, chiselled and polished with full-LED head and tail lights that emphasise the car's width. Inside, cabin quality is at least the equal of what you'd find in more expensive premium brand mid-sized saloon, especially if you're able to stretch to one of the higher trim levels. The interior features a big central 8-inch screen and a set of optional digital 'virtual' dials. The seats, as in most Volkswagens, initially feel unyielding but are supremely comfortable over longer distances. Three adults can fit in the back too - there's far more space than you'd get in a 3 Series, a C-Class or an A4. The boot measures an enormous 650-litres under the tonneau. Fold the seats down and that extends to a huge 1,780-litres. Big storage bins in the doors and centre console add everyday utility to the cabin.

Market and Model

The estate models add just over £1,500 to the prices of the saloons and there are three trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'SEL' and 'R-Line'. DSG auto transmission is now standard across most of the range. Prices start at just under £26,000 for the entry-level 1.5-litre TSI petrol model in 'SE' trim. The 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel unit many want starts from just under £31,000. You'll need to spend at least around £38,000 for the GTE Plug-in hybrid. All variants are well equipped, even entry 'SE' derivatives featuring full-LED headlights. 'SEL' examples can be identified by their 17-inch 'Nivelle' alloy wheels, and also offer Vienna leather seats, the Discover Navigation system with an 8-inch colour screen and Voice Control. SEL cars also have tinted rear windows and silver roof rails for the Estate. 'R-Line' trim brings 18-inch 'Monterrey' alloy wheels, sports suspension, an R-Line exterior styling pack and Nappa leather front sport seats embroidered with the R-Line logo. There are also stainless steel pedals, 3Zone climate control and black roof lining, while keyless entry and an easy open boot also feature as standard on this top trim level. The Plug-in hybrid GTE version and the SUV-style 'Alltrack' estate variant get their own specific trim specs.

Cost of Ownership

The Passat Estate is a car that sells on pragmatism, so it's a critical component of its success that the running costs of the vehicle flag up all the right numbers. Remember that despite its increasingly urbane appeal, the bulk of this car's sales will still come from fleet buyers who don't give a brass tuppence about soft-touch dashboards, USB slots or how many watts the stereo has. For them it's about bills, bills, bills; residual values, fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, insurance costs, servicing overhead and so on. The Passat looks like it's getting off on the right foot. Go for the 1.5-litre TSI petrol model and your combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 43.8mpg (WLTP), while your CO2 return would be rated at 125g/km of CO2 (NEDC): pretty good for a large estate. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in petrol hybrid version, which can now go up to 36 miles (WLTP) between charges. Aggressive pricing sees the Passat square up more or less head on with tackle like the Vauxhall Insignia and engine for engine, the Passat is a good deal more economical and cleaner to boot. Pull residual values into the equation and the Passat wins hands down.

Summary

Sooner or later, as a potential customer here, you'll come to ask yourself the inevitable question about the Volkswagen Passat Estate, "Am I about to buy a boring car?" You might well ponder whether that makes you a boring person, but that association is a fallacy. If you are fundamentally boring, a Ferrari isn't going to magically endow you a Clooney-esque louche charm. Likewise, a Passat Estate, for all its undeniable utility, doesn't make you a boring person; merely one that understands what makes a great estate car. And it is a really outstanding vehicle for family buyers. Let's face it, who needs a lumbering SUV when estate cars are this good and this useful? To put the Passat Estate into that sort of perspective, consider this. To get the same interior quality and load space with all five seats in place, you'd need an SUV like a Mercedes GLE which, incidentally, starts at over fifty big ones. So don't ask yourself if you're being boring choosing a Passat Estate. Ask instead whether all those who buy big SUVs are being hoodwinked by slick marketing. If you've got this far, you probably know the answer to that one already.

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Comfort
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Styling
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Build
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Value
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Equipment
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Economy
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Depreciation
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Insurance
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Monthly payment£372.32
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£21,498
Credit amount£21,249
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9040
Total amount payable£26,789.04
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.05p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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