Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 BiTDI 240 R Line Edition 4MOTION 5dr DSG

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Speed sensitive power steering
Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
Front and rear parking sensors
Lane assist
Low washer fluid warning light
Driver alert system
Traffic jam assist
Driver profile selection
Area view
One touch indicator turn signal
Start/Stop function
Wireless app connect
Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
Adaptive cruise control including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system
Multifunction computer includes visual gear
Travel assist - Lane assist and traffic jam assist
Security and service including e-call
Front and rear ultrasonic parking sensors, audible with audio volume reduction when activated + optical parking display via vehicles infotain system
Proactive occupant protection
DAB Digital radio receiver
Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen
Special solid paint
Black roof rails
Rain sensor
Heated rear window
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Rear window wash/wipe
Front and rear electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jets
Fully galvanised body
Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay
Chrome side window surrounds
Black door mirrors with integrated indicators
Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
LED rear lights
LED rear number plate lights
Signature solid paint
Gloss black finish on B pillar
Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
High level 3rd brake light
Silver anodised roof rails
Rear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx 65% tinted
Black radiator grille with chrome louvres
Remote electrically adjustable and foldable heated door mirrors including automatic dimming function on drivers side door mirror puddle lights
IQ.LED matrix headlights with dynamic curve + light assist, LED daytime running lights, front fog lights with static cornering, animated indicator
Body coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicators
White instrument lighting
Plastic load sill protection
Warning lights for open tailgate and doors
Automatic leaving home and manual coming home lighting functions
LED matrix beam headlights with projection technology including LED daytime running lights, 12 separate LED indicator function with dynamic curve
Heated front seats
Illuminated vanity mirrors
Height/reach adjust steering wheel
Luggage compartment lighting
Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
Nappa leather upholstery
Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
Heated outer rear seats
Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
12V socket in luggage compartment
Load through provision
Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
Storage compartment in roof console with cover
Storage compartment in rear doors
Front cupholders x2 with covers
ergoComfort seat with seat cushion tilt adjustment, thigh support and electric backrest adjustment on the driver side
Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
40:20:40 split folding rear seats with backrest
Extending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowable
Front seats with lumbar adjustment split folding rear seat backrest 40:20:40
Front seats with embroidered R Line logo on backrest
Stainless steel pedals in clutch, brake and accelerator
Load lashing points x 4 in luggage compartment
Rear seat centre armrest with storage compartment
Driver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
Front passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottle
Height adjustable and removable variable boot floor
LED entrance/warning lights in front doors
Front and rear reading lights, x 2 incorporating LED technology
Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear seats
12V socket in front centre console
Multifunction steering wheel including paddle shift
Unique R Line front and rear carpet mats
Climate control - 3 Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation
Carbon optic side bolsters
Three spoke leather trimmed multifunction steering wheel with aluminium inserts and R Line Logo including paddle shift
Front seats with lumbar adjustment
Winter pack - Passat - with climate control and heated front and outer rear seats
Ambient lighting plus pack - Passat
Black styling pack - Passat R Line Edition
Easy open package with full electric tailgate/ boot - Passat
Discover navigation pro pack - Passat
NCAP pack - Passat
Easy open package with full electric tailgate/ boot - Passat (Estate)
Tyre pressure loss indicator
First aid kit
Door open warning reflectors
Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Drivers knee airbag
Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Electronic parking brake with auto hold
Hill hold function
Automatic post collision braking
Pre crash preventive occupant protection
Volkswagen roadside assistance
Disc brakes front and rear
Warning light for rear seat belts if unfastened
Rear seat side impact airbags
ABS (Anti locking brake system) includes BAS (Brake assist) and EBD (Electronic brake pressure distribution)
ESC (Electronic stability control) + EDL (Electronic Differential lock) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control)
Front and rear passenger curtain airbags
Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustable
Front airbags with deactivation switch
Front side impact airbag
ESC (Electronic stability control) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control)
Electronic engine immobiliser
Alarm with interior protection
Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
Alarm with interior protection and deactivation via infotainment system
Keyless entry system including start/stop button on centre console
Keyless entry and easy open boot
Diesel particulate filter
XDS electronic differential lock
Dynamic chassis control
Battery regeneration during braking
Misfuel prevention device
Chrome air vent and instrument surround
Unique R Line decorative inserts for dash and door panels
Unique R Line dark diamond flag decorative inserts in dash and door panels
Steel space saver spare wheel
19" Pretoria GmbH silver alloy wheels + anti-theft wheel bolts
19" Pretoria dark graphite alloy wheels and low rolling resistance tyres + anti-theft wheel bolts
CO2 192
Euro Emissions
NOX N/A
CC 1968
Compression Ratio 2083
Cylinder Layout In - Line
Cylinders 4 Cylinder
Fuel Delivery Turbo
Number of Valves 635
Gears 7
Transmission Automatic
Combined 0.00
Urban 0.00
Extra Urban 0.00
Badge Engine CC 1968
Badge Power 240.00
NCAP Rating
Vehicle Homologation Class N/A
0 to 60 mph (Sec) 6.48
0 to 62 mph (Sec) 6.70
Engine BHP 240.00
Engine KW
Engine PS 1695
Engine Torque 500.00
Top Speed 150
Front Tyres 235/40 R19
Rear Tyres 235/40 R19
Spare Tyre SPACE SAVER
Height 1516
Length 4773
Wheel Base 2786
Width 0
Fuel Tank Size 66.00
Weight 2330
Roof Load Limit
Towing Weight Braked 1695
Towing Weight Unbraked 750
Number Of Seats 5

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. Especially in this updated form.

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

This eighth generation Passat Estate was shorter and lower than its predecessor but it was given a longer wheelbase, so there's slightly more room in size. 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 Estate has often struggled to achieve. Not any more. At least not from the outside, where this facelifted model 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 650-litres under the tonneau. 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.

Market and Model

The estate models add just over £1,500 to the prices of the saloons and there are three trim levels to choose from - 'SE', 'SEL' and 'R-Line'. DSG auto transmission is now standard across most of the range. Prices start at just under £26,000 for the entry-level 1.5-litre TSI petrol model in 'SE' trim. The 2.0 TDI 150PS diesel unit many want starts from just under £31,000. You'll need to spend at least around £38,000 for the GTE Plug-in hybrid. 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

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 1.5-litre TSI petrol model and your combined cycle fuel economy is rated at 43.8mpg (WLTP), while your CO2 return would be rated at 125g/km of CO2 (NEDC): pretty good for a large estate. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in petrol hybrid version, which can now go up to 36 miles (WLTP) between charges. 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, as a potential customer here, 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.

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  • All rentals are subject to the necessary finance acceptance criteria
  • Prices shown are indicative and subject to change.
  • No ownership option is available on this lease
  • Manufacturer's maintenance schedule must be observed and addiitional charges (to mileage) may apply for failure to maintain servicing and any non fair wear and tear damage to the vehicle

WLTP (with effect from April 2020) - Your quote also contains indicative CO2 or MPG values. The data could not be retreived while producing the quote, so we have based it on the lowest possible cost.

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