Volkswagen Passat | 1.5 TSI R Line 5dr DSG

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 1.5 TSI R Line 5dr DSG
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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£3,136.21 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,583.45 ex VAT

Contract Length

48 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Sat Nav
Sat Nav
Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Sensors
Front/Rear Sensors
Front Heated Seats
Front Heated Seats
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Climate Control
Climate Control

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Front and rear electric windows
  • Heated rear window
  • Heated windscreen washer jets
  • Rain sensor
  • Rear tinted glass from B pillar backwards, approx 65% tinted
  • Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe 4 position delay
BRAKES
  • ABS (Anti locking brake system) includes BAS (Brake assist) and EBD (Electronic brake pressure distribution)
  • Automatic post collision braking
  • Disc brakes front and rear
  • Electronic parking brake with auto hold
  • ESC (Electronic stability control) EDL (Electronic Differential lock) and ASR (Traction control), EDTC (Engine drag torque control),trailer assist
  • Hill hold function
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Unique R Line front and rear carpet mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Sports suspension
COMMUNICATION
  • Security and service including e-call
  • Wireless app connect
DRIVER AIDS
  • Adaptive cruise control including Front Assist, radar sensor controlled distance monitoring system, City emergency braking system
  • Driver alert system
  • Driver profile selection
  • Front and rear parking sensors
  • Speed sensitive power steering
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • One touch indicator turn signal
  • Remote tailgate unlocking
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm
  • Low washer fluid warning light
  • Multifunction computer includes visual gear
  • Speedo and rev counter, electronic odometer, trip, service interval display and fuel gauge
  • Travel assist - Lane assist and traffic jam assist
  • Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Auto dimming interior rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors with intergrated indicators
  • Remote electrically adjustable and foldable heated door mirrors including automatic dimming function on drivers side door mirror puddle lights
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • Chrome air vent and instrument surround
  • Unique R Line decorative inserts for dash and door panels
ENGINE
  • Battery regeneration during braking
  • Misfuel prevention device
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
ENTERTAINMENT
  • Aerial for radio integrated into rear windscreen
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Black radiator grille with chrome louvres
  • Body colour bumpers
  • Body colour door handles
  • Chrome side window surrounds
  • Fully galvanised body
  • Gloss black finish on B pillar
  • Plastic load sill protection
  • Silver anodised roof rails
  • Solid paint
  • White instrument lighting
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Automatic headlights with dusk sensor
  • Automatic leaving home and manual coming home lighting functions
  • Daytime running lights
  • High level 3rd brake light
  • LED rear lights
  • LED rear number plate lights
  • Warning lights for open tailgate and doors
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Climate control - 3 Zone electronic air conditioning with automatic air recirculation
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V socket in front centre console
  • Driver's door storage compartment for 1.0 litre bottle
  • Extending luggage compartment cover with convenience opening, stowable
  • Front centre armrest with storage compartment and two rear air vents
  • Front cupholders x2 with covers
  • Front passenger storage compartment for 1.5 litre bottle
  • Height adjustable and removable variable boot floor
  • Height/reach adjust steering wheel
  • Load lashing points x 4 in luggage compartment
  • Load through provision
  • Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox
  • Multifunction steering wheel including paddle shift
  • Nappa leather upholstery
  • Rear seat centre armrest with storage compartment
  • Stainless steel pedals in clutch, brake and accelerator
  • Storage compartment in rear doors
  • Storage compartment in roof console with cover
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function
  • Front and rear reading lights, x 2 incorporating LED technology
  • LED entrance/warning lights in front doors
  • Luggage compartment lighting
PACKS
  • Ambient lighting pack - Passat
  • Discover navigation pack - Passat
  • NCAP pack - Passat
  • R line styling pack - Passat
SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Door open warning reflectors
  • Drivers and front passengers safety optimised head restraints, longitudinal and height adjustable
  • Drivers knee airbag
  • First aid kit
  • Front airbags with deactivation switch
  • Front and rear passenger curtain airbags
  • Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts pretensioners
  • Pre crash preventive occupant protection
  • Rear seat side impact airbags
  • Rigid safety cell with front and rear crumple zones
  • Tyre pressure loss indicator
  • Warning light for rear seat belts if unfastened
SEATS
  • Driver/front passenger seat height adjustment
  • ergoComfort seat with seat cushion tilt adjustment, thigh support and electric backrest adjustment on the driver side
  • Front seats with embroidered R Line logo on backrest
  • Front seats with lumbar adjustment split folding rear seat backrest 40:20:40
  • Heated front seats
  • Heated outer rear seats
  • Height adjustable rear seat head restraints (x3)
  • Isofix child seat preparation, outer rear seats
SECURITY
  • Alarm with interior protection
  • Electronic engine immobiliser
  • Keyless entry system including start/stop button on centre console
  • Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" Monterrey alloy wheels with sealing tyres anti-theft wheel bolts
WHEELS - SPARE
  • Space saver spare wheel

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 125
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Particles: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1498
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: CB54DZ
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Type: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 7
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 7.2
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: TSI
  • Coin Series: R Line
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: 150000
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 5
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 150
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 1.5
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 8.9
  • BHP: 150
  • Engine Power KW: 110
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 184
  • Engine Torque MKG: 25.5
  • Engine Torque NM: 250
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1500
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 133
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: True
  • Tyre Size Front: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 235/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: SPACE SAVER
  • Wheel Style: MONTERREY
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1516
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4773
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.7
  • Wheelbase: 2786
  • Width (including mirrors): 2083
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 66
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2060
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 730
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1395
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 665

Reviews

Volkswagen Passat PRACTICAL MAGIC (81/100)

The latest Volkswagen Passat Estate demonstrates the genius in 'things that just work'. Jonathan Crouch reports.

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.

Driving Experience

The eighth generation Passat has sharpened up its game quite significantly and those changes are most apparent in the way the chassis and suspension combine to improve cabin refinement. The longer wheelbase has certainly helped in this regard, giving the Passat a more assured feel on the road and the stiffness of the MQB chassis lets the suspension soak up surface imperfections without having to devote resource to managing chassis flex. There's been real attention to detail in the quest for refinement. The engine is mounted on a rigid steel structure that's is claimed to further dampen vibration which, when combined with a lot of analysis of the acoustic qualities of the engine bay materials and shape, has cut engine noise significantly. Under the bonnet, there's a choice of either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed dual clutch DSG and a wide range of engines. The range opens with 125 and 150PS versions of Volkswagen's 1.4 TSI petrol unit and a 120PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel powerplant, but Volkswagen's volume seller is the 2.0-litre TDI unit with 150PS. There's a high output 190PS version of this engine offered, while at the top of the range is a 240PS 2.0-litre BiTDI engine with twin turbos. If you need some modicom of off road capability, then you might want to consider the 'Alltrack' version, which mates the 150PS and 190PS 2.0 TDI engines with a higher ride height and 4MOTION all-wheel drive. Alternatively, there's a petrol electric plug-in hybrid GTE version.

Design and Build

Although the wheelbase has grown by 79mm and the car looks bigger than before, the tape measure doesn't lie. This Passat Estate is actually a little shorter than before. It's lower too, although a few millimetres of extra width don't hurt. All-out carrying capacity has improved though. There's an extra 47-litres with the split/fold rear seats in place, with an impressive 650-litres on offer. 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. The dashboard is a good deal more angular than before, although Volkswagen would probably call it 'architectural' and now features a big central 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. Materials quality in the cabin is markedly improved, the Passat now edging closer to premium German marques like Mercedes and BMW.

Market and Model

The estate models add another £1,500 to the prices of the saloons, so that means you'll need to find just under £24,000 for the entry-level 1.4-litre TSI petrol model in S trim, with the DSG 'box adding another £1,600. You'll need a budget of around £26,000 for the 120PS 1.6-litre TDI diesel which offers a six-speed manual in standard form. The 2.0 TDI 150PS unit many want starts from just under £27,000. You'll need to ascend to the GT trim level to get access to the high-power 190PS diesel engine, and that'll set you back nearly £31,000. The big banger of the range is the all-wheel drive 240PS model and this also starts at GT level, costing over £38,000 with the DSG shift. Alternatively you can pay another £1,000 for R-Line specification and a seven rather than six-speed 'box. The range runs through S, SE, SE Business, GT and R-Line trims. Avoid entry-level spec and you get LED headlights and all Passat models now get the brand's 'App-Connect' smartphone-mirroring system. Safety provision is strong too, with all variants featuring equipment such as a Post-Collision Braking System and Front Assist autonomous braking. Other common Passat features include Adaptive Cruise Control, a Pre-Crash system, Driver Profile Selection, Ergo Comfort seats and front and rear parking sensors. The brand's 'Discover Navigation' package is fitted on the 'SE Business' variants aimed at fleet drivers. Heated Alcantara seats, three-zone climate control and 18-inch wheels are standard on the GT, while the range-topping R-Line adds seems to empty the rest of the options list into the car. A BlueMotion eco version and an Alltrack estate with 4WD are also being imported, as is a GTE Plug-in Hybrid version.

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 1.6-litre TDI BlueMotion diesel model and your combined cycle fuel economy could be as high as 74.3mpg, while your CO2 return would be rated at a tax-busting 96g/km of CO2: pretty good for a large estate. Even the pokier 2.0-litre TD 150PS model manages 67.3mpg and 112g/km. The cleanest option is the GTE Plug-in hybrid version, which can record CO2 emissions of just 40g/km. 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, 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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