Parkers overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 4.5

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

Diesel engines 6.1 - 6.8 mpp
Low figures relate to the least economical version; high to the most economical. Based on WLTP combined fuel economy for versions of this car made since September 2017 only, and typical current fuel or electricity costs.

Fuel economy

Diesel engines 41.5 - 46.3 mpg
  • Only two engines to choose from with similar running costs
  • Unsurprisingly the lower powered unit is the cheapest
  • Even so the more powerful is still economical enough

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack running costs are lower than you would think, with the 148bhp engine promising a decent 57.6mpg.

You don’t get too much of a penalty picking the more powerful version though, which weighs in with 54.3mpg.

Either is pretty good for a large estate, particularly one with four-wheel drive like the Alltrack.

  • Both engines fall into tax band E
  • Not the cheapest car to tax but still reasonable

You’d expect Volkswagen Passat Alltrack emissions to be quite high, considering it is a big estate with four-wheel drive.

CO2 emissions paint a similar picture to the fuel economy however, with the 148bhp engine producing the least at 130g/km.

The more powerful 187bhp engine, with an automatic gearbox, unsurprisingly produces more, but it’s still only 137g/km.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack reliability should be in line with the standard estate, which inherits VW’s reputation for reliability.

The 4Motion system is used to great effect elsewhere, so you shouldn’t have problems there, and everything inside the car feels solid and built to last.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £130 - £155
See tax rates for all versions
Insurance group 19 - 25
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