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Parkers overall rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6

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

Petrol engines 5.6 - 7.7 mpp
Diesel engines 6.1 - 9.7 mpp
Plug-in hybrid petrol engines 30.3 - 34.7 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.
Based on "Weighted" mpg; figures depend on the proportion of miles driven in pure electric mode and may vary widely
  • GTE offers 34-mile electric range
  • Affordable PCP finance costs
  • Petrol and diesels economical

Volkswagen Passat Estate: what will it cost me to run?

Overall Volkswagen Passat Estate running costs are pretty low for a car of this size. The less powerful petrol and diesel versions offer the prospect of surprisingly reasonable fuel economy, while finance costs are set to be good value, too.

With relatively low-emission petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid models avaialble, emissions are relatively low across the board.

Fuel economy and emission figures for the updated 2019 model are yet to be released, but expect the plug-in hybrid to offer the lowest claimed emissions, followed by the 1.6-litre diesel.

Consider the cost of financing the car in the first place and it's possible the 1.5-litre petrol could prove cheaper to finance and fuel than the 1.6-litre diesel, however, and potentially the far pricier (in cash terms) plug-in hybrid, too.

Volkswagen Passat Estate: is it eco-friendly?

Volkswagen Passat Estate emissions are set to be low across the board for the updated mid-2019-on model.

Exact emissions and economy figures are yet to be announced, but you can expect the petrol-electric plug-in hybrid GTE to offer the best figures, with the prospect of zero-emission driving if you keep the battery topped up.

The smaller petrol and diesel engines should also provide impressively low emissions and fuel consumption for the size of car, too.

  • Interior feels built to last
  • Very high quality materials used
  • Engines and gearboxes used widely

Volkswagen Passat Estate: will it break down on me?

Volkswagen Passat Estate reliability shouldn’t keep you awake at night. The company has long been known for excellent build quality, and there’s absolutely no reason to expect less from the new model.

It’s certainly a solid-feeling machine, with the switchgear and driving controls nicely weighted to exude quality.

Furthermore, all engines and gearboxes are used widely across other VW, Audi, SEAT and Skoda models, meaning they should be well proven.

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £465
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Insurance group 12 - 33
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