Volkswagen Passat Car Reviews

The Volkswagen Passat is a family car and was designed to replace the Volkswagen Type 3, Type 4, and the K70. The new VW Passat offers a higher standard of equipment, better safety provisions, more cabin space and a better driving experience with a relatively low asking price. The newest incarnation of the Passat can be bought in saloon or estate form with a variety of petrol engines ranging from 1.6 to 3.6 litres.

Price Range: £-1 - £-1
Insurance Groups: N/A - N/A
MPG Range: N/A - N/A
Score: 5/5
Desirable yet discrete
Good resale value
Spacious cabin
A bit boring looking
Not fun to drive
Front seats a little uncomfortable

Latest Volkswagen Passat Car Reviews:

Volkswagen Passat S 1.4 TSI BlueMotion Technology DSG 4dr - March 2012
The Volkswagen Passet S 1.4 TSI BlueMotion Technology DSG is a very comfortable machine and will find favour with buyers who do a lot of long distance driving, although the diesel option is more f...
Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI 4dr - February 2012
The affordability of the Passat BlueMotion 1.6 TDI makes it a fantastic choice for those looking for a well-made and robust large family car. The Passat has a reputation for being dependable and re...
Volkswagen Passat SE 1.8 TSI 4dr - March 2012
A well laid out cabin with loads of kit for a great price, makes the SE 1.98 a good value for money car. However, if you are looking for something more exciting, then a Ford Mondeo might be more fu...
Volkswagen Passat SE 1.6 TDI BlueMotion Technology 4dr - March 2012
The Volkswagen Passat is a car that is an accomplished saloon car that is perfect for motorway driving, but is also very good on country roads and in urban areas. The BlueMotion engine is able to ...
Volkswagen Passat Sport 2.0 TDI BlueMotion Technology DSG 4dr - March 2012
The Volkswagen Passat is a model that has seen a number of face-lifts over the years, and it is a practical and efficient car that is able to deliver a very good driving experience on the motorway,...

Volkswagen Passat Overview

The car also provides a high level of standard kit as well. The new Passat is a classic mix of the estate and saloon models whilst maintaining a contemporary and upmarket image.


The Passat was first produced in 1973 and has been produced in six generations as both a small family car and as a large family car. The first version of the Passat, the B1, was produced as a saloon with anything from 2 to 5 doors, from 1973 to 1981. Since then the Passat has seen many updates with the B6 type hitting the market in 2005.

The B7 version also emerged in 2010, however this is not a new model, but rather a facelift of the B6 with new external body panels with the most notable changes to the grill and headlights.

The Volkswagen Passat is a stylish and desirable car. Its attractive exterior design, excellent build quality, and wide choice of engines and equipment levels have led to the car’s success. Volkswagen had to change its thinking in order to stand out in a highly competitive segment. The car now boasts a daring, design, and is bigger than before.


Overall the Passat is a great family car, especially the newer models, it is often regarded as one of the top cars in its class with its solid build and upmarket image.

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