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Parkers overall rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3

Upon launch, the cheapest Volkswagen Passat Saloon running costs come from the 1.6 TDI engine. This is capable of emitting just 103g/km of CO2 when coupled with the DSG gearbox.

The rest of the range is equally impressive in this respect, though. The highest emissions possible are just 139g/km of CO2.

With CO2 outputs of between 105 and 139g/km, Volkswagen Passat Saloon emissions are comparatively very low. We expect this to improve further with the introduction of BlueMotion and GTE hybrid models later in the car’s lifecycle.

A firm with a reputation for top build quality, we wouldn’t worry too much about Volkswagen Passat Saloon reliability. As ever, the car feels very well put together and there aren’t any worrying rattles or squeaks while driving.

Estimated fuel cost per year

Fuel type Pence per litre Estimated cost per year *
Unleaded 128p £1,021 - £1,322 *
Diesel 131p £784 - £1,215 *

* The estimated fuel cost figure is based on an annual mileage of 10,000 miles and is a guide to how much this model will cost in fuel each year. It's calculated using the model's average MPG (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price from around the country. Actual fuel costs will vary based on driving style and road conditions.

Highest and lowest CO2 emissions

Engine CO2 emissions Road tax (12 months)
1.5 TSi (150ps) Petrol g/km (Min) N/A
2.0 BiTDI (240ps) Diesel 148 g/km (Max) £145 - £160

Ongoing running costs

Road tax (12 months) £0 - £455
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Insurance group 12 - 28
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Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered before 01 March 2001 it is based on engine size. For cars registered on or after 01 March 2001 the VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions.