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 29 - 60 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.

High economy diesel engines and direct-injection petrol motors that are among the most efficient in their class mean competitive running costs, while the Passat CC being both rarer and more upmarket than the standard saloon will ensure strong second-hand values, so depreciation should be fairly slow. Volkswagen servicing rates are slightly higher than the likes of Ford or Vauxhall, but parts are reasonably priced.

Bluemotion versions offer the lowest running costs for both owners and company car drivers alike thanks to low emissions and improved fuel consumption.

Most Passat CCs sold will be diesel versions which offer relatively low CO2 emissions, so despite strong performance on the road, most versions of the CC should are fairly green. Both 140bhp and 170bhp versions of the 2.0 TDI emit 146g/km of CO2 and return 50mpg. Bluemotion versions emit 125g/km of CO2 and return a claimed average of 60mpg.

The Passat has a good record for reliability and no problems have been reported in this version, particularly as it uses around half of the components used in the Passat saloon.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £130 - £585
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Insurance group 21 - 36
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