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Brand New Volkswagen Passat 1.5 TSI EVO SE 5dr

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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
Low washer fluid warning lightMultifunction computer includes visual gear
One touch indicator turn signalRemote tailgate unlocking
Security and service including e-callSpeed sensitive power steering
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gaugeTravel assist - Lane assist and traffic jam assist
Voice control systemWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Wireless 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
Heated rear windowHigh level 3rd brake light
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate lights
Plastic load sill protectionRain sensor
Warning lights for open tailgate and doorsWhite instrument lighting
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in front centre consoleDriver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
ergoComfort seat with seat cushion tilt adjustment, thigh support and electric backrest adjustment on the driver sideExtending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowable
Front + rear carpet matsFront and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
Front and rear reading lights, x 2 incorporating LED technologyFront centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
Front cupholders x2 with coversFront passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottle
Front seats with lumbar adjustment split folding rear seat backrest 40:20:40Height adjustable and removable variable boot floor
Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Illuminated vanity mirrorsIsofix child seat preparation, outer rear seats
LED entrance/warning lights in front doorsLoad 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 - PassatNCAP 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 reflectorsDrivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustable
Drivers knee airbagElectronic parking brake with auto hold
ESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differential lock) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control),trailer assistFirst aid kit
Front airbags with deactivation switchFront and rear passenger curtain airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold function
Pre crash preventive occupant protectionRear seat side impact airbags
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zonesTyre pressure loss indicator
Warning light for rear seat belts if unfastened 

Security

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

Technical

Battery regeneration during brakingMisfuel prevention device
Petrol Particulate Filter 

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundDiamond silver decorative inserts in dash, centre console 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)125Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1498Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine CodeCB53DX
Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSEFuel DeliveryTURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears6 SPEEDNumber of Valves16
TransmissionMANUAL 

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrueWLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.4WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max42.2
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min44.1 

General

Badge Engine CC1.5Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTSICoin SeriesSE
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0720E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Timing Belt Interval Mileage150000
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Torque - LBS.FT184Engine Torque - MKG25.5
Engine Torque - NM250Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed133 

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)66Gross Vehicle Weight2050
Max. Loading Weight660Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked730Minimum Kerbweight1390
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 Estate 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 either with 6-speed manual transmission or a 7-speed DSG auto 'box, but now features Active Cylinder Shutdown for greater efficiency, the first time that this feature has been fitted to a Volkswagen diesel engine. Three other diesels also make the team sheet and all have to be had with DSG auto transmission; a base 1.6 TDI with 120PS, a 2.0 TDI with 190PS (which can optionally be had with 4MOTION 4WD) and a 240PS BiTDI flagship unit (only offered with 4MOTION). Diesel and 4MOTION feature as usual in the 'Alltrack' estate variant which gains a higher ride height for limited off road ability. In the petrol range, things kick off with the VW Group's familiar 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, then there's a 2.0 TSI powerplant which has to be had with a DSG auto 'box. It's offered in front-driven form with 190PS or with 4MOTION in 272PS form. 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 34-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 another £1,855 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 the range. Prices start at just under £25,000 for the entry-level 1.6-litre TDI diesel model in 'SE' trim. The 2.0 TSI 190PS petrol unit starts from around £32,000. The 2.0 TDI 190PS diesel unit many want starts from just over £34,000. You'll need to ascend to the 'R-Line' trim level to get access to the high-power 240PS bi-turbo diesel engine, and that'll set you back over £42,500. 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 1.6-litre TDI diesel model and your combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 47.1mpg (WLTP), while your CO2 return would be rated at 116g/km of CO2 (NEDC): pretty good for a large estate. Even the pokier 2.0-litre TD 190PS model manages up to 47.9mpg and 120g/km. The 2.0 TSI 190PS petrol model manages up to 35.8mpg and 146g/km. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in petrol hybrid version, which can now go up to 34 miles 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.

Performance
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Handling
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Comfort
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Space
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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
80%
Insurance
70%

* 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£269
Deposit£3100
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.85%
Cash price£25,495
Credit amount£20,395
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£9190.33
Total amount payable£27,212.33
Volkswagen deposit£2000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge7.2p per mile
Representative APR2.9%
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