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2017 (67) Volkswagen Passat Diesel Estate 2.0 TDI GT 5dr DSG [Panoramic Roof]

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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
Information displayLow washer fluid warning light
Multifunction computerRemote fuel flap release
Remote tailgate releaseRev counter with fuel gauge
Service interval indicatorSpeed limiter
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 coming/leaving home lighting function
Automatic headlights with dusk sensorBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesBody coloured door mirrors
Chrome fog light surroundChrome louvres in grille
Chrome side sillsChrome side window surrounds
Chrome surround for air intakeElectric front windows
Electric panoramic sunroof with sunblindElectric rear windows
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrorsFront fog lights with static cornering function
Fully galvanised bodyGloss black finish on B pillar
Headlight range controlHeated rear window
LED rear lightsLED rear number plate 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 centre console12V socket in luggage compartment
3 rear head restraints3 spoke multifunction leather steering wheel including paddle shift
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
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrorsVariable boot floor

Packs

Ambient lighting pack - PassatWinter pack - Passat - heated front seats

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)124Standard 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)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2EC Urban (mpg)50.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power150
Coin DescriptionTDICoin SeriesGT [Pan Sunroof]
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 - RPM3000Engine Torque - LBS.FT251
Engine Torque - MKG34.7Engine Torque - NM340
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed135

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 Weight2130
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1780Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)650
Max. Loading Weight664Max. Roof Load100
Max. Towing Weight - Braked2100Max. 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

This improved version of the MK8 Volkswagen Passat dials up the finesse still further and looks to build on its predecessor's phenomenal success. Jonathan Crouch reports.

Ten Second Review

We tend to think of cars in either 'premium' or 'volume' terms. Here though, is one that could comfortably fit within either definition, the revised version of the eighth generation Volkswagen Passat. Though targeted at the medium range Mondeo sector, it's long had an appeal stretching beyond, up towards the premium mid-sized executive saloon 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 contender.

Background

As much as we like to think that the automotive world revolves around this sceptred isle, the truth is somewhat different. Here, we hold up the BMW 3 Series as the paragon of success in building sales volumes on the back of premium build quality, but in global terms the 3 Series is a bit-part player compared to Volkswagen's Passat. How successful is the Passat? You might want to sit down for this one. It sells more than the entire product line-ups of BMW or Audi; fully 1.1 million cars a year, with China and the US the biggest recipients. It's a car that plays a very deft hand, bridging the gap between the mainstream and premium marques while delivering comfort and value that's often market-leading. It's why the Passat is now Volkswagen's most successful nameplate and the reason why Wolfsburg can't afford to get generation eight wrong. Hence this revised version.

Driving Experience

Under the bonnet, the key news for Passat 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 with a 7-speed DSG auto 'box and now features Active Cylinder Shutdown for greater efficiency, the first time that this feature has been fitted to a Volkswagen diesel engine. Diesel and 4MOTION 4WD feature as usual in the 'Alltrack' estate variant which gains a higher ride height for limited off road ability. For petrol people, there's the VW Group's familiar 150PS 1.5-litre TSI EVO unit, available with either manual or DSG auto transmission. 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 36-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

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 has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where this facelifted version of the eighth generation Passat 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 586-litres, while the estate gets even more, with 650-litres available under the tonneau.

Market and Model

There are three trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'SEL' and 'R-Line' - and the usual saloon and estate body styles. Prices start at around £25,500, running up to around £40,000 and there's a premium of just over £1,500 if you want the estate. As before, there's the transmission choice of either a 6-speed manual gearbox or a 7-speed DSG auto, the self-shifter standardised further up the range. 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

For all the talk of premium quality and engine refinement, the Passat is a car that absolutely has to nail the right numbers when it comes to efficiency, largely because it still relies on company buyers for a significant slug of sales. If a fleet manager thinks the company's better off putting you in something Korean or Japanese, that's what you're going to get. Fortunately, this current car seems to make all the right numbers, aided by the fact that the volume 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel engine now joins the base 1.5-litre TSI EVO petrol unit in offering 'Active Cylinder Shutdown'. This shuts down two of the engine's four cylinders under light-to-medium throttle loads to save fuel. The 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel manages up to 55.2mpg on the combined WLTP cycle and up to 106g/km (NEDC). The 1.5 TSI EVO petrol manages up to 45.7mpg (WLTP) and up to 122g/km (NEDC). The other engines look pretty efficient too. The Plug-in hybrid petrol/electric GTE can now go up to 36 miles (WLTP) between charges.

Summary

So, what have we here? A strong contender to be sure. This revised version of the eighth generation design, the fastest-selling Volkswagen on the planet, looks smarter than before, the interior feels upmarket and there are all sorts of super-slick systems and features that are more like those you'd expect to find in a BMW, an Audi or a Mercedes. It drives well too. Thankfully, Volkswagen hasn't tried to inject a whole load of unnecessary sportiness across the range. The Passat was always at its best as a comfortable mile muncher and the big steps forward that Volkswagen has made in refinement, comfort and economy in recent years make this car more accomplished than ever in that regard. Crucially too, it continues to combine all of this with residual values that often actually improve on those delivered by the premium brands. 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
90%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

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Monthly payment£221.18
Deposit£1400
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£13,998
Credit amount£12,598
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5335
Total amount payable£17,131.46
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge4.92p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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