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Grey VW Passat from the front

A family car at its heart, the Volkswagen Passat balances space and power with luxury. This car has been a top choice for families since its introduction in 1972. Its popularity is still clear today, as 2018's Mk8 and its 2019 facelift are well-loved options. Both saw Volkswagen focus on the compact executive saloon class, with the Volkswagen Passat Mk8 comparable to the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class. All used Volkswagen Passats made before 2019 come in saloon and estate versions. All estate versions are available in the same trims as the saloon, with the additional Alltrack trim.

Volkswagen Passat updates and facelifts

Grey VW Passat from the side

This car competes strongly within its class with a high-quality feel, advanced technical features and ample storage space. Thanks to its lighter platform design, drivers will experience smooth handling while riding in comfort. The Volkswagen Passat takes care of the driver, passengers, and their belongings – great for families who regularly embark on longer road trips.

The Volkswagen Passat comes with both diesel and petrol engines with cylinder shift-off technology. There are six-speed manual and seven-speed DSG auto gearboxes available.

Practicality and style of the car

Grey VW Passat from the rear

The Volkswagen Passat comfortably seats a family of two adults and three children or a group of four adults. The Mk8 has a much longer wheelbase than previous generations, with added interior space. Both the Passat saloon and estate are 4,767mm in length, 1,832mm in width and 1,456mm tall. This height means getting in and out of the car is easy for everyone. While previous generations didn’t lack space, Volkswagen has elevated the Passat’s appeal with extra room, making the Mk8 a great option.

Boot space is impressive, with additional room in Volkswagen Passats after 2015 and increased further in 2019 following its facelift. The saloon has a capacity of 585 litres with the seats up and is one of the best in its class, with its competitor BMW 3 Series only having 480 litres of boot space. With a 60/40 split on all trims, folded-down seats create an impressive 1,152 litres of space. Every door has personal storage cubbies, suitable for belongings or a one-litre bottle. All trims have ISOFIX fixings in the rear seats for car seats, making this an ideal family car.

Inside VW Passat estate boot

With significant boot space, personal storage and impressive legroom, the Volkswagen Passat is a highly practical car for families that are looking for easy access and ample storage.

Depending on the generation and trim you choose, this car has a braked towing capacity starting at 1,500kg up to 2,200kg. You'll have no trouble transporting bikes, extra goods, or even a towed caravan with a used Volkswagen Passat.

Running costs

Depending on the trim and engine size, a Volkswagen Passat’s running costs can be kept to a minimum. Different registration plates fall in road tax bands between B and I, so you can expect to pay from £20 to £320 per year. For entry-level trims, insurance groups begin at 15E and go up to 32E for turbodiesel engines. With regular care, your used Volkswagen Passat maintenance cost can be kept low.

How a used Volkswagen Passat drives

Grey VW Passat from the side with a close up on the tyre and alloy

The Volkswagen Passat comes with either a diesel or petrol engine. The diesel comes with a 1.6 or 2.0-litre engine producing 118 bhp and 187 bhp respectively. The petrol comes with a 1.5-litre or 2.0-litre engine producing 147 bhp to 187 bhp respectively.

The 115bhp 1.6-litre diesel engine is powerful and smooth, like previous entry-level 2.0-litre diesel engines. It has a pulling power of 250Nm and reaches 62mph in 11.3 seconds – a respectable performance given its family-friendly size. The 1.6-litre diesel engine is only available with a seven-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic gearbox.

The 2.0 diesel 150 is found in most used Volkswagen Passats, with 340Nm of pulling power at between 1,750-3,500rpm. Depending on the trim, you’ll find either a six-speed manual or a DSG dual-clutch auto gearbox. This engine reaches 62mph in 8.7 seconds in both manual and automatic form, with a top speed of 136mph.

A 4Motion four-wheel drive system is standard with the R-Line and Alltrack trims’ diesel engines.

Engines and official MPG

Please refer to the table below for a comprehensive list of engines and their official mpg figures.

2015 - onwards

Engine Official NEDC MPG Official WLTP MPG
1.4 TSI 125 52.3–53.3 mpg -
1.4 TSI 125 DSG 55.4–56.5 mpg -
1.4 TSI 150 56.5–57.7 mpg -
1.4 TSI 150 DSG 55.4 mpg -
1.5 TSI 150 53.3 mpg 45.3–47.1 mpg
1.5 TSI 150 DSG 52.3 mpg 42.5–44.8 mpg
1.6 TDI 67.3–76.3 mpg -
1.6 TDI 120 DSG 51.4 mpg 51.4 mpg
1.6 TDI DSG 67.3–70.6 mpg 49.6 mpg
1.8 TSI 180 47.9 mpg -
1.8 TSI 180 DSG 48.7 mpg -
2.0 TDI 122 DSG 59.2–59.3 mpg 59.2–59.3 mpg
2.0 TDI 150 65.7–70.6 mpg 57.2–60.1 mpg
2.0 TDI 150 DSG 61.4–67.3 mpg 54.6–56.5 mpg
2.0 TDI 190 68.9 mpg -
2.0 TDI 190 DSG 61.4–62.8 mpg 48.7–49.6 mpg
2.0 TDI 190 DSG 4Motion 45.6 mpg 45.6 mpg
2.0 TDI 200 DSG 53.7 mpg 53.7 mpg
2.0 TDI 240 DSG 4Motion 49.6 mpg 38.2 mpg
2.0 TSI 190 DSG 36.7–37.4 mpg 36.7–37.4 mpg
2.0 TSI 220 DSG 44.8 mpg -

Features you can expect in a Volkswagen Passat


VW Passat rear interior seats

The Volkswagen Passat has injected a touch of luxury into the family car market. With a beautifully designed cabin, leather-trimmed seats in newer trims and pristine cloth seats below SEL trims, this is a classy car you’ll be proud to be seen in. Thanks to the Mk8’s increased space, a family with two adults and three children will ride comfortably with plenty of storage space.


VW Passat interior front showing the sat nav system on the infotainment screen

All trims come with a touchscreen infotainment system, with their size and capabilities varying. This system enables all drivers to safely operate the car’s technology with easy access on the move or while stationary. Technology systems that will please all the family include an eight-speaker system and Bluetooth as standard on all trims, alongside Wireless Apple Connect, which enables both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to run easily.

SEL trims and those released after 2020 are enhanced with Discover Navigation, Volkswagen sat nav system. The Volkswagen Car-Net system is incorporated, which will pair with any device to bring you real-time traffic and weather alerts, fuel prices and parking availability updates. Technology in the Volkswagen Passat is designed to help make every journey stress-free (even the school run).


VW Passat front interior seats, gear selector, centre console, dashboard, infotainment screen and steering wheel

The Volkswagen Passat has a variety of safety aids and equipment which earned it a five-star rating from the 2014 Euro NCAP crash test. It scored an impressive 89% for adult occupant safety and 87% for child occupant safety, with its safety-assist technology achieving 76%.

Volkswagen has ensured the whole family’s safety with a huge range of features like Adaptive Cruise Control. It uses a city emergency braking system that reacts to any dangers the human eye might miss. Standard on all trims, Volkswagen has integrated front assist, a radar-controlled distance monitoring system and a speed limiter. The driver alert system prevents accidents by helping make sure you don’t fall asleep at the wheel, while automatic post-collision braking and a PreCrash system minimise the effects of impact.

The technology in the Passat brings this 50-years-loved car into the 21st century. With inbuilt features ensuring your comfort and safety, the Volkswagen Passat is a strong contender within its class.

Trims available on the Volkswagen Passat

Volkswagen Passat S-Line

The S Line is the entry-level trim for the Volkswagen Passat Mk8, following its facelift in 2019. This trim benefits from features like alloy wheels, front electric windows, air conditioning and electric mirrors. The interior is impressively sleek, with high-quality cloth seats. You can enjoy remote locking, lumbar support and steering wheel rake and reach adjustments. Externally, this trim’s bumpers are the same colour as the body to create a clean and sophisticated look. This trim comes with ISOFIX child seat anchor points so the little ones can be kept safe.

Volkswagen Passat SE

This mid-specification trim benefits from all the features seen in the entry-level S Line trim. In addition, this trim has front assist and a PreCrash system that can help to prevent accidents and minimise the impact of any that do happen. This is a huge benefit for drivers who want peace of mind, particularly if they’re regularly travelling with their family. Adaptive cruise control and driver profile selection are included with this trim, so you can drive with a bespoke system set up just for you. The interior is upgraded with ergonomic comfort seats for all, while you’ll also benefit from front and rear parking sensors.

Volkswagen Passat R-Line

With the R-Line trim, you will find all standard features plus front fog lights, an integrated sat nav, climate control and a space-saver spare wheel. Some interiors will feature heated, leather-trimmed seats and an electric sunroof. With the R-Line trim, Volkswagen has enhanced its luxurious appeal.

Volkswagen Passat SEL

The SEL trim is the Volkswagen Passat Mk8’s flagship trim, featuring impressive upgrades. As well as the standard features, the interior has heated, leather-trimmed seats, an electric driver's seat, and an audio remote control system. In this trim, the driver is the priority. Front fog lights are included alongside parking sensors and telephone connectivity.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How much does a used Volkswagen Passat cost?

A. We have 61 used Volkswagen Passat cars in stock ranging from £8298 to £22,298.

Q. How many MPG does the Volkswagen Passat get?

A. The Volkswagen Passat MPG varies from 51 mpg to 71 mpg.

Q. How much is car tax for a used Volkswagen Passat?

A. The Volkswagen Passat car tax ranges from £20 to £590 per year for the models in stock.

Q. What is the average mileage on a used Volkswagen Passat?

A. The average mileage on a used Volkswagen Passat in stock is 45264 miles.

Q. Which transmission options are available with the Volkswagen Passat?

A. Currently in stock, the Volkswagen Passat is available in Automatic, Manual.

Q. What different fuel types are available for the Volkswagen Passat?

A. Of the Volkswagen Passat used cars in stock, they are available in the following fuel types: Diesel, Petrol, Petrol/Plugin Elec Hybrid.

Q. What are the most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Passat?

A. The most popular engine sizes in the Volkswagen Passat we have in stock are 2.0 litres, 1.5 litres, 1.6 litres.

Q. What are the most popular colours in the Volkswagen Passat range?

A. The Volkswagen Passat is available in various colours. The most popular we have in stock are Grey, Black, Silver

Q. Is the Volkswagen Passat a good car?

A. Car & Driving rate the Volkswagen Passat 4.09 stars (out of 5).

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Deposit £249
Term (Months) 42
Cash Price £10998
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* 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.