We’d recommend a 2.0-litre diesel model. They’re quick and effortless to drive, but most importantly they’re also economical and tax efficient. Our favourite is the 148bhp version, which offers the best blend of price, pace and running costs. The four-wheel-drive twin-turbo 2.0-litre model makes overtaking a breeze, but despite the extra power, it doesn’t feel that much faster than the less powerful versions.

Our favourite trim is SE, which comes with plenty of equipment, including a user-friendly touch-screen infotainment system, front and rear parking sensors, nine airbags and automatic emergency braking. It also has a relatively modest price, whereas the top-end versions are pricey.

In fact, the Passat’s pricing puts it up against mainstream rivals such as the Ford Mondeo, as well as (smaller) cars from premium manufacturers such as Audi and BMW. It stacks up well against them all, so is a fine choice whether you’re a private buyer or company car driver.

Body Glass
  • Electric front windows
  • Electric rear windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Rear wiper
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
  • Anti-lock Brake System, brake assist and Electronic Brakeforce Distribution
  • Automatic Post collision braking
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • Electronic stabilisation programme with electronic differential lock + traction control
  • Hill hold function
  • Trailer stability assist
  • Lowered suspension
Driver Aids
  • Driver alert system
  • Speed sensitive power steering
Driver Convenience
  • Press and drive key
  • Remote fuel flap release
  • Remote tailgate release
Driver Information
  • Analogue clock
  • Door/tailgate open warning lights
  • Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Multifunction computer
  • Service interval indicator
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Driving Mirrors
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors
Embellishment Trims
  • Brushed chrome decorative inserts
  • Chrome air vent and instrument surround
  • White instrument dials
  • 8 speakers
  • Auxiliary socket for external device
  • Composition media system with Radio/CD/MP3
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MDI with USB/iPod connection cables
  • SD card slot
Exterior Body Features
  • Aerodynamic body kit
  • Black roof rails
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome louvres in grille
  • Chrome surround for air intake
  • Load sill protection
Exterior Lights
  • Automatic activation of hazard warning lights
  • Headlight range control
  • Air conditioning
Interior Features
  • 12V socket in rear centre console
  • 3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
  • 4 boot load lashing points
  • Front centre armrest with 12v socket
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Front cupholders x 2
  • Front door pocket bottle holders
  • Hampshire cloth upholstery
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Leather gearknob
  • Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
  • Luggage compartment cover, removable
  • Storage compartment in driver's door
  • Storage compartment in passenger's door
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment in roof console
  • Sunvisors
  • Variable boot floor
Interior Lights
  • Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
  • Front reading lights
  • Luggage compartment lighting
  • 3 rear 3 point seatbelts
  • Curtain airbags
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Driver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • First aid kit
  • Front side airbags
  • Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
  • Passenger airbag deactivation system
  • Rear side airbags
  • Warning triangle
  • 3 rear head restraints
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • Driver's lumbar support
  • Manual lumbar adjust on passenger's seat
  • Alarm with interior protection
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless Start
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Vanity Mirrors
  • Vanity mirrors

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