The Volkswagen Passat saloon is another addition to the world of cars and comes with amazing features. The Passat saloon was originally launched in its year 1973 and now the eighth generation of this car has been launched in the year 2019.
Since the day it was launched, this car has always been a huge competition for all kinds of family cars. The latest Passat comes in five trim levels i.e. from S to R line. The whole range of the car is diesel except for the petrol hybrid GTE version that is best out of all the models of this car.
The Volkswagen Passat Estate has been serving for 40 years and is the best car to buy as compared to all its rivals. The car updates according to the modern technology and lifestyle which is the reason its fame keeps on increasing with every updated version.
The spacious interior, the practicality of the car, and the decent blend of power and fuel efficiency are the most striking features of this car. Passat estate comes with powerful engines. The only available petrol engine is 1.5-litre and provides the car with 148bhp while it comes with two diesel engines that are 1.6 litres and 2.0 litre providing 148bhp and 187bhp. The car also comes with a GTE plug-in hybrid and the ride through the hybrid engine is more quiet and smooth.
PASSAT SALOON AND ESTATE: Features:
Passat saloon and estate are the cars that provide buyers with some amazing features that are not just related to the exterior but also the interior of the car. The cars come with all modern equipment and provide people with a safe and comfortable ride. Let’s discuss the exterior, interior, driving, and handling of both cars.
The Passat saloon comes with a sleek and stylish body that looks great from every angle. It has a modern and mainstream exterior design in which the sheet metal is totally replaced. The space between the front LED lights is fully occupied by the chrome-accented grille that makes it look more ravishing and eye-catching.
The rear lights are LED lights that are more stretched in the newer models. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels as a standard and 18-19 inch variants are also available. The power sunroof and the hands-free trunk are also available in some of the versions of this car.
Passat estate comes with a long body that provides more space inside the car. The exterior of the car is eye-catching and curvy, making it look good in all possible ways. The car comes with front and back LED lights that provide a clear view of the road in the dark.
It also contains 16-inch alloy wheels as standard and variants include 17 to 18-inch alloy wheels as well. It also includes a sunroof, tinted glass, climate control, and many other additional features. It comes in a long range of vibrant colors which add to the beauty of the car and its exterior.
The interior of Passat saloon is much spacious and the convenience it provides is the reason that keeps most of the buyers happy. The seats of this car are much comfortable with plenty of legroom as well as headroom. The rear seats are large and provide much comfort to the passengers.
The visibility through the driving seat is very good and also provides advanced driver assistance features. It comes with an up-to-date infotainment system with a 7 inches HDR screen. This provides access to Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay, and Android auto.
Passat estate provides a more stylish and spacious interior. The grown wheelbase provides more room on the inside and also a comfortable ride. The higher roofline provides more headspace and the practical cabin of the car has small storage places for holding different equipment like mobile phones etc. The car also comes with an 80W stereo that includes 8 speakers. The infotainment system provides full access to all digital devices through Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. and has a 6.5inch HDR screen.
Driving and Engines:
The Passat saloon is actually designed to be driven daily which makes it an amazing family car. This car provides a very comfortable and relaxing driving exactly. It comes with a whole range of 10 different engines. The 2.0 liter, 148bhp diesel engine is the best of all and also comes in a more expensive 187bhp range.
There are two 1.6litre and 2.0litre diesel engines as well. The top choice should be the 237bhp diesel that is a twin-turbo 4 Motion model. It comes along with a standard DSG auto gearbox. VW has also added a range of petrol engines as the 1.5liyre TSI with 148bhp and a 2.0litre TSI which produces 187bhp.
It also comes with a more powerful 268bhp version equipped with 4motion. The VW's Passat GTE has been updated and now comes with a 1.4litre TSI petrol range and an electric motor. It provides 0-62mph in just 7.4 seconds.
The Passat estate is one of the most thrilling cars to drive. The updated versions have been shed by 85kg which helps in handling and lowers the fuel consumption of the car. It feels superb while you are driving this car because of the precision of its steering and the damping feature that provides much control. Its six-speed DSG twin-clutch helps in providing a quicker transmission between engines.
VW's Passat saloon and Passat estate provide amazing safety features that are helping passengers in getting a very comfortable and relaxing ride in these cars. The cars include airbags on the front, rear, and side that protect in case of any accidental situations. The automatic emergency braking with pedestrian detection helps in providing more control and safety.
An automatic post-collision braking system helps in avoiding extra collisions and the car automatically slows down. There is active lane control and adaptive cruise control feature as well. The rear and front cameras, LED daytime headlights, navigation and control are all the amazing safety features provided by Volkswagen for its customers.
Pricing and Running costs:
The Volkswagen Passat saloon ranges from £22,995 to £31,095 which is an affordable price along with such amazing features. This car has low running costs and is economically suitable. Fuel consumption in all the cases is very low and the car has better efficiency. Petrol engine economy is 47.1mpg while in the case of a diesel engine the economy is 55.4 to 60.1 mpg that makes it more effective than the other engines.
Passat estate ranges from £27,335 to £44,485. The Passat estate should be the top choice when it comes to the aspect of running costs because it costs so low and is very much practical. The diesel engines offer a lot as compared to the rival cars and with the CO2 emission of 107 to 109g/km, the customers need to spend less.