This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest Volkswagen Passat Alltrack (15-20) review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0

Miles per pound (mpp) Miles per pound (mpp)

Reliable fuel consumption data for comparison purposes is not available for this model.

Fuel economy

A more stringent standard for fuel economy (WLTP) was introduced from September 2017, and this model was not required to undergo that test. Its fuel economy measured under the previous test system was 47 - 49 mpg. However these figures are less likely to be achievable in real world driving and so should never be compared to another car's mpg which was measured under the newer, more realistic WLTP system.

For the best economy figures you should choose the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine with a six-speed manual gearbox. It will return a claimed 49.6mpg on average - that’s 2.3mpg better than the more powerful 167bhp 2.0-litre diesel with the DSG gearbox. Volkswagen dealers are fairly pricey when it comes to servicing, however, which may push running costs up.

The cleanest engine in the VW Passat Alltrack range is the 138bhp 2.0-litre diesel engine mated to the six-speed manual gearbox. It emits 150g/km of CO2, which is not too shabby for an all-wheel drive car.

The mechanicals are well proven in the Passat range. Your ownership of the VW Passat Alltrack should be hassle-free. There was one blip on the previous record of the Passat, a recall in 2007 following a worry over wiper blade failure. To keep your car healthy service it at regular intervals.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £165 - £205
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 21 - 26
How much is it to insure?