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Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
Volkswagen Passat Estate (05-11) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Upmarket image, decent load carrier, excellent build quality, comfortable on the move

CONS

Other estates carry more, new price premium over larger alternatives

PROS

Upmarket image, decent load carrier, excellent build quality, comfortable on the move

CONS

Other estates carry more, new price premium over larger alternatives

Volkswagen Passat Estate rivals

The estate version of the reliable Passat offers modest improvements in carrying capacity over its predecessor but brings with it the better quality and a more involving driving experience introduced by the Passat saloon. A roomier, more comfortable interior and handsome styling make the Passat estate a desirable large family car, while there are some options for the luggage area that help create a truly versatile load carrier.

Volkswagen Passat Estate rivals

Other Volkswagen Passat (2005 - 2011) models: