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Volkswagen Passat Vehicle Review and Information.

Vehicle
Volkswagen Passat
Vehicle Summary
Latest Passat is almost as big as a Mercedes-Benz E-Class but undercuts the base model by around £10,000. It competes against family favourites like the Ford Mondeo, as well as more upmarket models like the Honda Accord and the BMW 3-Series. Diesels will make up the bulk of sales with a choice of 105bhp 1.9 TDI and 140bhp 2.0 TDI from launch with a 170bhp 2.0 TDI arriving later. The petrol engines are all FSI units which VW claim are more economical than standard petrols, ranging from a 115bhp 1.6 or 150bhp 2.0 from launch, with a 200bhp 2.0T and 250bhp 3.2 V6 completing the range later. The Passat raises the bar for interior quality in the Mondeo-size sector and has an upmarket appeal absent from most mainstream manufacturers. The new Passat is more rewarding to drive and more comfortable than the old model.
Model Types
S, FSI, SE, SPORT, V6, TDI
Features
S models have all the important features such as alloy wheels, six airbags, ESP, air conditioning, electronic parking brake, alarm, LED rear lights and door-mirror indicators, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, electric front windows, umbrella compartment and a CD/radio. SE models add cruise control, electrically-adjustable driver's seat, electric rear windows, eight-speaker audio system, a front centre arm rest and two rear vents. Sport models add electronic two-zone climate control, automatic headlights, front foglights, front sports seats, rain-sensing wipers, auto-dimming rear-view mirror and lowered suspension, while doing without cruise control. SEL models have part leather trim, a choice of trim insert styles, heated front seats and heated headlight washer jets as well as the equipment offered in the SE, plus sport seats. Options include bi-xenon directional headlamps, satellite navigation and a 600 watt premium Dynaudio sound system developed specifically for the Passat.
Recommended Model
3.2 V6
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