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The Volkswagen Passat isn’t the most exciting large car you can buy, but it is very comfortable and practical. Plus, you can find 21% savings online.
A good large car should offer a healthy dose of space in the cabin and boot, but also be able to devour motorway miles. The Volkswagen Passat does both of these and only really trips up if you’re looking for some excitement – it isn’t a particularly memorable car to look at or drive.
However, if you want a sturdy, comfortable machine with a strong line-up of turbocharged engines and a well-equipped, upmarket interior, the Passat fits the bill. It has a good safety record and, thanks to discounts of up to 21%, offers great value.
Save £4,862 on Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech Executive
If you’re looking for the best blend of economy and performance, the Passat 2.0 TDI BlueMotion is a good option. With a 2.0-litre diesel engine under the bonnet, it has strong (claimed) fuel economy of 61.4mpg, but can still accelerate to 62mph in a brisk 9.8 seconds. Alhough this car would set you back £23,740 from a VW showroom, we’ve found it online for just £18,878 – saving you 20%.
In Executive trim the Passat is packed full of useful equipment, such as parking sensors front and rear, a touchscreen sat nav with digital radio, automatic wipers, cruise control and climate control to keep the car cool on the hottest of summer days. It also includes a handy full-size spare wheel, plus leather upholstery with heated front seats and electric adjustment for the driver’s seat.
Affordable 1.4 TSI petrol Volkswagen Passat for just £16,234
For those with a smaller budget, the 1.4 TSI S could be a good option at just £16,234, following a discount of £3,956. Despite the low price, you’re not short changed for economy or power; this model returns a reasonably frugal 47.9mpg (claimed) and hits 62mph in just 10.3 seconds.
Base S trim misses out on some luxuries, but you still get air conditioning, a digital radio, Bluetooth for using your phone hands-free, 16-inch alloy wheels and a full-size spare wheel. Also included are a front central armrest, a trip computer and hill-hold, which holds the brakes while you make hill starts.
Save 21% on economical Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI diesel
If you’re after the most efficient model, we’ve found the Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Tech R Line for just £17,495 – a saving of £4,565. The list of standard equipment is long, with powerful xenon headlights, a Bluetooth connection for your phone, trip computer and sports suspension.
The 1.6-litre diesel Passat returns 65.7mpg (claimed), so fuel bills should be low. It’s not the most powerful model, though, requiring 12.2 seconds to accelerate to 62mph. If you plan to carry heavy loads, you may want to consider a more powerful model.
Hot Car Deals:
- Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Tech Executive – £18,878 at Carfile
- Volkswagen Passat 1.4 TSI BlueMotion Tech S – £16,234 at Carfile
- Volkswagen Passat 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Tech R Line – £17,495 at Arnold Clark
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- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.