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Brand New 19 Plate Volkswagen Passat2.0 TDI GT 5dr [Panoramic Roof]

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active Info display 12.3" high resolution TFT dash display with customisable menu and informationAdaptive cruise control
Analogue clockCar-Net App-Connect
Door/tailgate open warning lightsDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Low washer fluid warning lightMultifunction computer
One touch indicator turn signalRemote fuel flap release
Remote tailgate releaseRev counter with fuel gauge
Service interval indicatorStart/Stop function
Think blue trainer driver tips and journey analysisWarning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened

Entertainment

4 X 20 watt outputAuxiliary socket for external device
Composition media system with Radio/CD/MP3DAB Digital radio
MDI with USB/iPod connection cablesSD card slot
Simultaneous pairing of 2 compatible mobile devicesSMS Functionality
Title and cover art display 

Exterior Features

Automatic activation of hazard warning lightsAutomatic headlights with dusk sensor
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body coloured door mirrorsChrome fog light surround
Chrome louvres in grilleChrome side sills
Chrome side window surroundsChrome surround for air intake
Electric front windowsElectric panoramic sunroof with sunblind
Electric rear windowsElectrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Fully galvanised bodyGloss black finish on B pillar
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
High level 3rd brake lightLED rear lights
LED rear number plate lightsLoad sill protection
Rear wiperReverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirror
Silver roof railsTrailer stability assist
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay 

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear head restraints
3 Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation4 boot load lashing points
40/20/40 split folding rear seatDriver's cushion tilt adjust
Entry lights on doorsFront + rear carpet mats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming functionFront centre armrest with storage compartment
Front comfort seatsFront cupholders x2 with covers
Front door pocket bottle holdersHeight adjustable head restraints
Height/reach adjust steering wheelLeather gearknob
Load through provisionLockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Luggage compartment cover, removableLuggage compartment lighting
Rear centre armrest with cupholder and storageStorage compartment in driver's door
Storage compartment in passenger's doorStorage compartment in rear doors
Storage compartment in roof consoleStorage pockets in backrests of front seats
Variable boot floor 

Packs

Convenience pack - PassatMirror pack - Passat

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 assist including city emergency brakingFront side airbags
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensionersHill hold function
Passenger airbag deactivation systemPre crash preventive occupant protection
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

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundWhite instrument dials

Wheels

18" full size alloy spare wheel including tyre
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)115Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)64.2EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)54.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT [Pan Sunroof]
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
Service Interval Frequency - Months12Service Interval Mileage10000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage60000Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front235/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear235/45 R18Tyre Size SpareFULL SIZE
Wheel StyleOXFORDWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1516Length4767
Wheelbase2786Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2100
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight670Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1430No. of Seats5
Turning 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.

Driving Experience

The eighth generation Passat has sharpened up its game quite significantly and those changes are most apparent in the way the chassis and suspension combine to improve cabin refinement. The longer wheelbase has certainly helped in this regard, giving the Passat a more assured feel on the road and the stiffness of the MQB chassis lets the suspension soak up surface imperfections without having to devote resource to managing chassis flex. There's been real attention to detail in the quest for refinement. The engine is mounted on a rigid steel structure that's is claimed to further dampen vibration which, when combined with a lot of analysis of the acoustic qualities of the engine bay materials and shape, has cut engine noise significantly. Under the bonnet, there's a choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual clutch DSG and a wide range of engines. The range opens with 125 and 150PS versions of Volkswagen's 1.4 TSI petrol unit and a 120PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel powerplant, but Volkswagen's volume seller is the 2.0-litre TDI unit with 150PS. There's a high output 190PS version of this engine offered, while at the top of the range is a 240PS 2.0-litre BiTDI engine with twin turbos. If you need some modicom of off road capability, then you might want to consider the 'Alltrack' version, which mates the 150PS and 190PS 2.0 TDI engines with a higher ride height and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Alternatively, there's a petrol electric plug-in hybrid GTE version.

Design and Build

Although the wheelbase has grown by 79mm and the car looks bigger than before, the tape measure doesn't lie. This Passat Estate is actually a little shorter than before. It's lower too, although a few millimetres of extra width don't hurt. All-out carrying capacity has improved though. There's an extra 47-litres with the split/fold rear seats in place, with an impressive 650-litres on offer. 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. The dashboard is a good deal more angular than before, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural' and now features a big central 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. Materials quality in the cabin is markedly improved, the Passat now edging closer to premium German marques like Mercedes and BMW.

Market and Model

The estate models add another £1,500 to the prices of the saloons, so that means you'll need to find just under £24,000 for the entry-level 1.4-litre TSI petrol model in S trim, with the DSG 'box adding another £1,600. You'll need a budget of around £26,000 for the 120PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel which offers a six-speed manual in standard form. The 2.0 TDI 150PS unit many want starts from just under £27,000. You'll need to ascend to the GT trim level to get access to the high-power 190PS diesel engine, and that'll set you back nearly £31,000. The big banger of the range is the all-wheel drive 240PS model and this also starts at GT level, costing over £38,000 with the DSG shift. Alternatively you can pay another £1,000 for R-Line specification and a seven rather than six-speed 'box. The range runs through S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line trims. Avoid entry-level spec and you get LED headlights and all Passat models now get the brand's 'App-Connect' smartphone-mirroring system. Safety provision is strong too, with all variants featuring equipment such as a Post-Collision Braking System and Front Assist autonomous braking. Other common Passat features include Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors. The brand's 'Discover Navigation' package is fitted on the 'SE Business' variants aimed at fleet drivers. Heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels are standard on the GT, while the range-topping R-Line adds seems to empty the rest of the options list into the car. A BlueMotion eco version and an Alltrack estate with 4WD are also being imported, as is a GTE Plug-in Hybrid version.

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 BlueMotion diesel model and your combined cycle fuel economy could be as high as 74.3mpg, while your CO2 return would be rated at a tax-busting 96g/km of CO2: pretty good for a large estate. Even the pokier 2.0-litre TD 150PS model manages 67.3mpg and 112g/km. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in hybrid version, which can record CO2 emissions of just 40g/km. 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, 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
90%
Styling
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Build
90%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
80%
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£289
Deposit£2950
Term (months)49
Fixed interest rate2.94%
Cash price£28,495
Credit amount£22,045
Completion fee£10
Guaranteed future value£10,089.94
Total amount payable£30,421.94
Volkswagen deposit£3500
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.4p per mile
Representative APR3%
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