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Brand New 19 Plate Volkswagen Passat1.5 TSI EVO 150 S 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Analogue clockCar-Net App-Connect
Door/tailgate open warning lightsDriver alert system
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarmLow washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computerOne touch indicator turn signal
Remote fuel flap releaseRemote tailgate release
Rev counter with fuel gaugeService interval indicator
Speed sensitive power steeringStart/Stop function
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysisWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

4 X 20 watt output8 speakers
Auxiliary socket for external deviceComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
SD card slotSimultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devices
SMS FunctionalityTitle and cover art display

Exterior Features

Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsBlack roof rails
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome louvres in grille
Chrome surround for air intakeElectric front windows
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully galvanised bodyHeadlight range control
Heated rear windowHigh level 3rd brake light
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Load sill protectionRear wiper
Trailer stability assistWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in centre console3 rear head restraints
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel4 boot load lashing points
40/20/40 split folding rear seatAir conditioning
Driver's lumbar supportDriver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2Front door pocket bottle holders
Front reading lightsHampshire cloth upholstery
Height adjustable head restraintsHeight/reach adjust steering wheel
Leather gearknobLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Manual lumbar adjust on passenger's seatStorage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's doorStorage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment in roof consoleSunvisors
Variable boot floor 

Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Disc brakes front and rearDoor open warning reflectors
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDriver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESP with EDL + ASRFirst aid kit
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPassenger airbag deactivation system
Rear seatbelt warning indicatorRear side airbags
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zonesVolkswagen roadside assistance
Warning triangle 

Security

Alarm with interior protectionElectronic engine immobiliser
Keyless StartRemote central locking with 2 remote folding keys

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingMisfuel prevention device

Trim

Brushed chrome decorative insertsChrome air vent and instrument surround
White instrument dials 

Wheels

16" Aragon alloy wheels with low rolling resistance tyres + anti-theft wheel bolts
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)124Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTIONGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)51.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)42.2

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSI 150Coin SeriesS
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months12
Service Interval Mileage10000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

Engine Power - BHP150Engine Power - KW110
Engine Power - PSTrue 

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueSpace Saver?True
Tyre Size Front215/60 R16Tyre Size Rear215/60 R16
Tyre Size SpareSPACE SAVERWheel StyleARAGON
Wheel Type16" ALLOY 

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1516Length4767
Wheelbase2786Width (including mirrors)2083

Weight and Capacities

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 Alltrack

In Alltrack guise, Volkswagen's eighth generation Passat gets re-engineered for off-road duties. Can it excel here too? The experts at Car & Driving check it out.

Ten Second Review

Volkswagen's second generation Passat Alltrack is a family-sized 4x4 estate that continues to strike an appealing balance for many buyers who don't need - and probably don't want - a traditional compact Honda CR-V or Toyota RAV4-style SUV. It has the quality look and feel of something premium and much more expensive, blended with an extra dose of subtlety that'll suit potential buyers. Plus it'll be as good off road as you'll need it to be. In other words, it ticks a lot of boxes.

Background

If I wanted to know what a Passat Alltrack owner looked like, I only need to look in a mirror. Mountain bike, skis and karting equipment that needs moving about, mid-forties, has a decent job, maybe fights a little shy of the bling-ier brands. Someone who probably wouldn't previously have been attracted to a Passat Estate. But then, this one isn't quite as we know it. The ride height is a touch higher and the bodywork a touch showier to tweak the lifestyle appeal a small but crucial click towards more outdoorsy hunting, shooting, fishing - heck maybe even jetskiing - folk. People who would usually need to buy a fully fledged SUV, all the while gritting their teeth against a perceived social backlash from eco-friendly neighbours. By equipping this car with 4MOTION all-wheel drive and giving it with a modicum of light off prowess, Volkswagen claims to have ensured that they don't have to. So, it's a plush, family-sized SUV-flavoured 4WD estate. Something we've seen before of course - but not quite like this. Wolfsburg claims to have brought us a car of this kind that bridges the gap between affordable but less premium models of this kind from Skoda and Subaru and the more desirable but much pricier ones from Audi and Volvo. A place you'd think that a significant number of buyers would like to be. Let's try it.

Driving Experience

The Alltrack isn't much different to drive than the standard models as only a few changes have been made over the regular Passat. The heightened suspension does have a small effect on handling though, as the centre of gravity is now a little higher. It's a small price to pay though as it stops the underside of the car from being damaged when off road and allows it to go over ground that the regular car couldn't look at. Performance is a fraction down on the regular car but not enough to be noticeable and the Alltrack has more than enough power for most, especially in the models with the more powerful engine. Two engines are currently available for the UK market, both 2.0TDI diesels. One is the 150PS version which comes with a manual gearbox. The other has 190PS and comes only with the DSG automatic. The extra power of the pokier model is desirable as is has extra torque more widely spread over the rev-range. Not only is this useful for off-road but it allows the car to give its performance in a more relaxed manner. The performance is very accessible off road too. This car's Haldex all-wheel drive system uses sensors to detect any loss of grip and transfers power to the wheels with most traction. As well as making off road driving easier, this set-up ensures the driver has optimum traction during more spirited driving or in adverse weather conditions.

Design and Build

As is expected of any contemporary Volkswagen, the build quality of the Passat is excellent; materials are both hardwearing and aesthetically pleasing and the general feel of the whole car is solid but luxurious. As this is the Alltrack model. The bodywork, suspension and numerous other areas have been tweaked to cope with rough terrain. The exterior of the Alltrack looks more workmanlike than the standard Passat thanks to its plastic wheelarches, raised suspension and modified bumpers. However, the sleek lines and distinctive styling features such as LED lights remain. The Alltrack is certainly one of the more subtly designed vehicles of its kind and is all the better for it. The interior of this MK8 model Passat follows the design principals of the exterior - simple but elegant. All controls are ideally located and in true Volkswagen style, feel of high quality in terms of materials and ease of use. The combination of stitched leather and metal accents give a premium feel to the cabin and by simplifying the controls, the designers have avoided an excess of buttons and switches - an affliction which many cars suffer from.

Market and Model

Passat Alltrack pricing starts at around £31,000 - around £2,700 more than the smaller Golf Alltrack estate. In Passat terms, the money being asked here is over £5,000 more than a Passat estate in base 'S' trim with the same engine and nearly £2,000 more than one in sportier 'R-line' trim. There's quite a premium for its off-road ability then, but standard 4MOTION all-wheel drive, 3-zone electronic climate control, unique upholstery and many other features account for the extra cost. Smart 18" 'Kalamata' alloy wheels, heat-insulating rear tinted glass, heated windscreen washer jets and electrically foldable door mirrors are all standard equipment, as are brushed stainless steel pedals and silver anodised roof rails. Various Alltrack logos throughout the car and various styling cues (including a chrome radiator grille and trapezoidal exhaust tailpipes) also differentiate this model from others in the Passat range. The 150PS variant comes only with the 6-speed manual gearbox whereas the 190PS model gets the brilliant 6-speed DSG dual-clutch 'box. This does come at a price though; the pokier variant costs over £3,000 more than the 150PS version. The allure of extra power and one of the best gearboxes on the market will be too much to resist for some though. The Alltrack's list price is several thousand more than rivals like the Ford Mondeo Estate AWD and the Subaru Levorg, though it at least has a bigger, more powerful engine than the Levorg. The Mondeo is around £5,000 cheaper like for like but the Passat's interior and general quality are much better.

Cost of Ownership

The Passat Estate this Alltrack variant is based upon 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 SUV-style appeal, the bulk of this car's sales will still come from fleet buyers who don't give a brass tuppence about 4x4 capability. For them it's about bills, bills, bills; residual values, fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, insurance costs, servicing overhead and so on. The Passat Alltrack looks like it's getting off on the right foot here though. If you choose the 150PS diesel manual version, you'll get 57.6mpg on the combined cycle and 130g/km of CO2. Go for the 190PS DSG auto variant and those figures fall to 54.3mpg and 137g/km. Upfront pricing is slightly higher than some rivals, but pull residual values into the equation and the Passat looks a strong proposition.

Summary

We've had 4WD Volkswagen Passats in the UK since 2001 but they've been a rare sight. This second generation Alltrack version though, deserves wider acceptance. It's the car that so many buyers of compact soft roaders should be looking at - but probably aren't. Less extrovert than RAV4s, CR-Vs and the like but, in truth, probably better suited to their owners' needs - providing those don't include anything too extreme on the rough stuff. This, indeed, is a car perfectly suited to those who don't believe in going to extremes. In buying something suitable for the Amazon when all they really need is something that'll guarantee to get the kids to school in a snowy snap. This is, in short, the most complete expression of pragmatic Passat motoring since this model was first launched back in 1973. And an SUV-style 4x4 estate that gives you the quality and cred of an Audi allroad for not much more than the price of a comparable Skoda or Subaru. A car, in other words, that the marketeers have thoroughly thought through. Just as you'd expect from a Volkswagen.

Performance
70%
Handling
70%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
70%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
80%

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£249
Deposit£1900
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.94%
Cash price£22,995
Credit amount£17,595
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£7118.77
Total amount payable£24,480.77
Volkswagen deposit£3500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR3%
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