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2017 (17) Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI SE Business 5dr DSG

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Adaptive cruise controlAnalogue clock
Door/tailgate open warning lightsDriver alert system
Driver profile selectionExterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Low washer fluid warning lightMultifunction computer
Remote fuel flap releaseRemote tailgate release
Rev counter with fuel gaugeService interval indicator
Speed limiterSpeed sensitive power steering
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened 

Entertainment

Auxiliary socket for external deviceComposition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
DAB Digital radioMDI with USB/iPod connection cables
SD card slot 

Exterior Features

Auto dimming driver's door mirrorAuto dimming rear view mirror
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 window surrounds
Chrome surround for air intakeComing/leaving home lighting function
Electric front windowsElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Gloss black finish on B pillarHeadlight range control
Heated rear windowLED rear lights
Load sill protectionRain sensor
Rear wiperRemote folding door mirrors and puddle lights
Reverse activated kerb-view adjustment on passenger's door mirrorSilver roof rails
Trailer stability assistWindscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay

Interior Features

12V socket in luggage compartment3 rear head restraints
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel4 boot load lashing points
40:20:40 split folding rear bench 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
LED reading lightsLoad through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled gloveboxLuggage compartment cover, removable
Luggage compartment lightingRear centre armrest with cupholder and storage
Storage compartment in driver's doorStorage compartment in passenger's door
Storage compartment in rear doorsStorage compartment in roof console
Storage pockets in backrests of front seatsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Variable boot floor 

Passive Safety

3 rear 3 point seatbeltsABS, brake assist and EBD
Automatic post collision brakingCurtain airbags
Door open warning reflectorsDriver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/Front passenger WOKS head restraintsDrivers knee airbag
Electronic parking brake with auto holdESP with EDL + ASR
First aid kitFront assist including city emergency braking
Front side airbagsHeight adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
Hill hold functionPassenger airbag deactivation system
Pre crash systemRear seatbelt warning indicator
Rear side airbagsWarning triangle

Security

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

Trim

Chrome air vent and instrument surroundWhite instrument dials
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)121Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1968Cylinder LayoutIN-LINE
Cylinders4Engine LayoutFRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)61.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)67.3EC Urban (mpg)52.3

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesSE Business
Generation Mark6Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0719E
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

0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP150
Engine Power - KW110Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM3500Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed134

Tyres

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

Vehicle Dimensions

Height (including roof rails)1477Length4767
Wheelbase2791Width1832
Width (including mirrors)2083 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)66Gross Vehicle Weight2130
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight664Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2000Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1466No. 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 [B8]

By Jonathan Crouch

Introduction

We tend to think of cars in either 'premium' or 'volume' terms. Here though, is one that could comfortably fit within either definition, the eighth generation 'B8'-series Volkswagen Passat. Though targeted at the medium range Mondeo sector, it's long had an appeal stretching beyond, up towards the premium compact/mid-sized executive saloon and estate segment. Global buyers like that and the result is a worldwide favourite the Wolfsburg maker simply can't afford to get wrong. Hence the smarter looks, extra technology and efficient returns of this classy MK8 'B8'-series model, launched in 2015. Let's check early versions of this design out as a used buy.

History

Volkswagen creates cars for the people who will buy them. And the people who will buy this Passat - medium range Mondeo class customers looking for higher quality - well, they're usually very sure of what they want: more style, better comfort and lower running costs. All of which this eighth generation model claims to deliver. 'We didn't set out to build a new car', the company says, 'we set out to build a new Passat'. The difference is important. While other manufacturers have been persuaded that models of this kind should be able to drive on their door handles, Volkswagen knows what its customer base really needs: a car that will lower the heartbeat, rather than raise it. And, as with any company that really knows its market, the rewards have been considerable. Over 3,000 new Passats are every day sold across the world, with a new owner taking delivery every 29 seconds. Over 1.1 million of them leave the showrooms each year, making this the company's best selling global model. With annual sales that amount to more than the entire yearly production output of BMW or Audi, it's a phenomenon. No longer simply an integral part of the Volkswagen range, it's now pretty much a brand in itself. The danger of such success is that it can result in an overly conservative approach when the time comes for changes. This was certainly true of this B8-series model's direct 'B7' predecessor, which inherited much from the previous generation 'B6'-series version. With the B8 though in 2015, the Wolfsburg maker brought us a completely fresh design. It had to really given that by then, all modern Volkswagens these days were sitting on a very different platform, the light, stiff and very clever MQB chassis we first saw used on the seventh generation Golf. That's important as it allowed this car to become sharper, cleverer and more efficient. So, whether you choose saloon or Estate, this MK8 model claims to be more responsive at the wheel. It can think for itself, even performing parking manoeuvres with or without a trailer. And it can return the kind of running cost figures you'd expect from a small supermini. This car was lightly facelifted in mid-2019; it's the pre-facelift B8 models we check out here.

What You Get

The Passat has never been a trendy follower of fashion. Rarely has this model ever caused heads to turn or hearts to miss a beat. For all that though, it's remained quietly fashionable throughout seven generations and five decades of life, with under-stated yet sophisticated styling that confidently holds its own in almost any company carpark. Though the approach of this MK8 'B8' model is much the same, it's also a more dynamic thing than before, a car indeed you might even prefer over its stablemate, the swoopier Passat CC four-door coupe. Whether you opt for this model in this saloon form or in estate guise, it's certainly a design that refuses to be intimidated by any of its rivals. The front end is particularly sleek, with a swept-back windscreen and a lower bonnet line that blends into a smarter grille featuring four chrome bars that bend inwards towards the headlights in a trapezoidal shape. This Passat was the first to sit on the Volkswagen Group's clever MQB (or 'Modular Transverse Matrix') platform, a chassis that was far stiffer than before, yet which was also light enough to make a major contribution to the 85kg weight saving that this car enjoyed over its B7 predecessor. And inside? Well many Volkswagen Group cars tend to sell on the up-front experience that they offer and this one's no different. 'Different' though, might be a good word to describe the style of the minimalist dashboard. It's dominated by one long air vent with sleek integrated chrome fins that extends across the entire width of the interior like a band, interrupted only by the instruments and a smart analogue clock in the centre of the fascia. Below that lies the expected infotainment screen, 6.5-inches in size as standard or 8.0-inches if you get a car whose original owner opted for the Discover Pro sat nav system that can link with clever Volkswagen Car-Net connectivity to create a wi-fi hotspot within the cabin. Take a seat in the rear and the surprise lies in the fact that despite this MK8 B8 model's reductions in exterior length and height, it actually feels more spacious than its predecessor. It is too, with more room for legs and heads thanks to a lengthier wheelbase that enabled Volkswagen's designers to package this car more effectively. The extra 12mm of width makes it a little easier for three adults to be accommodated here, though the prominent raised centre transmission tunnel will still make life restrictive for the middle seat occupant. Out back, the 586-litre boot is class-leading in size, 21-litres larger than in the old B7 model and 10% bigger than that of an Insignia from this period and 20% larger than that provided by a rival Ford Mondeo. If you were looking at something like a BMW 3 Series saloon, you'd get just 480-litres. Should you want to extend this space, you'll have to avoid a model with entry-level trim which, rather meanly, deletes the folding rear bench option, but assuming that you have it, then 1,152-litres of space can be opened up using the useful boot levers. The Estate model is of course more spacious still, its boot (also significantly bigger than before) offering a full 650-litres of space up to tonneau cover level. Drop the rear bench and a total of 1,780-litres of fresh air can be opened up. Bear that in mind if you're tempted by a comparable Audi A4 Avant, where the respective capacity totals are limited to just 490 and 1,430-litres.

What to Look For

Our owners survey did reveal many satisfied users of this 'B8'-series model, but inevitably, there were a few issues reported. One owner reported that the auto electronic handbrake failed to disengage sometimes. Another found that the anti-collision system was automatically braking when it shouldn't do. In another case, a 2.0 TDI variant puffed blue and white smoke from its exhaust, insisting on dropping diesel into its oil sump. We came across a number of reports of cabin rattles, especially around the dash, so check for those. There's often engine vibration/resonance through dashboard at low speed. And one owner reported incessant creaking from somewhere in/around the door pillars which was markedly worse in warmer weather. He also reported some temperature-dependant creaking from the dashboard around the rev counter/speedo area. Obviously, a fully-stamped service history is vital. Otherwise, it's just the usual things. Insist on a fully stamped-up service record and check the alloys for scratches and scuffs.

Replacement Parts

[based on a 2015 model 2.0 TDI diesel auto] Parts prices for a Passat from this period can be reasonable if you shop around. We trawled around the internet and found these: An oil filter is in the £13 bracket. A fuel filter is in the £53 bracket. An air filter is around £32. Front brake discs cost in the £64 bracket. Rear brake discs cost in the £61-£73 bracket. Front brake pads sit in the £60-£100 bracket. A set of rear pads is around £27-£40. A rear shock absorber is about £115. A starter motor is around £446.

On the Road

On a typical British B-road, this Passat just flows beautifully. Yes, there's a touch more bodyroll than some rivals exhibit, but for the most part, it's expertly disguised by a supple, languid rhythm that soon has you covering ground in a quick, safe and relaxing manner. Long distances melt away in Jaguar or Lexus-like style, helped by the exemplary refinement and the superbly supportive ergoComfort seats. Think in terms of a model from this era that's smooth, refined and low-stress in this segment and you'd have to start here first. It's a formula Volkswagen has perfected over many years with this car and they'd be mad to divert from it. On to what lies beneath the bonnet - which will almost certainly be a diesel. At entry-level, there's a 120PS 1.6-litre diesel powerplant. It could be ordered with Volkswagen's modern 7-speed DSG automatic 'box as an option, whereas the 2.0-litre TDI Passat model carried over the older, less efficient 6-speed DSG automatic transmission from the previous generation range. Those that do need ultimate Passat performance will need deep pockets for a big price jump is required to get yourself into what for many will be the flagship of the range, the 240PS twin turbo 2.0-litre BiTDI variant. In 2016, 1.4 TSI and 2.0 TSI petrol variants were added, the 1.4 replaced by a 1.5-litre TSI unit in 2017.

Overall

Ultimately, the B8-series MK8 Passat is, in every sense, a car that knows its market, for five decades the quality choice in the medium range Mondeo segment. It's a model that for many, bridges the gap between the type of company or family car they have to drive - something like a Mondeo, an Insignia or a Peugeot 508 - and the BMW 3 Series-style compact executive saloon they'd really rather have. Certainly, this eighth generation version kept to much the same script as its predecessors, but in the process, it delivered even more effectively on Volkswagen's promises of greater comfort, lower running costs and a more up-market feel. There are, it's true, more affordable, sharper handling choices in this class. But there are none that leave you with a nicer feeling when you wake up in the morning, pull the curtains and see one of these in your driveway. It's a feeling that's very Volkswagen. And perfectly Passat.

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

* Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Deposit£249
Total amount payable£18,580
Fixed interest rate5.7%
Representative APR10.9%
Cash price£14,498
Credit amount£14,249
Completion fee£1
Term (months)60

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  • Volkswagen Passat - 2.0 TDI SE Business 5dr DSG
  • MF17NHD
  • GBP
  • 14498
  • 45126 miles, Wigan Motorstore