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Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

David McCowen

Inside review.

Make Volkswagen Passat Series Type 3C Year 2013 Badge Alltrack DSG 4-Motion Doors 4 5 Transmission Sports Automatic Clutch Engine Configuration In-line Gear Num 6 Cylinders 4 Green Star Rating 3.5 Type Description Diesel Description Four Wheel

Subaru Outback 2.0D from $45,490 plus on costs. 2.0-litre 4-cyl diesel; 110kW/350Nm; CVT auto; and 172g/km CO2.

Volkswagen Alltrack: from $47,790 on road costs. 2.0-litre turbo diesel; 130kW/380Nm; dual-clutch auto; 6.3L/100km and CO2; AWD.


The Outback 2.0D is now available Subaru’s CVT auto, priced higher than the six-speed variant. It’s the first car to a horizontally-opposed turbo diesel with an automatic transmission and starts this contest a free kick thanks to a price almost $2000 than what Volkswagen for the Alltrack. Both cars features such as all-wheel-drive, audio streaming, dual-zone control, satellite navigation and parking brakes. Subaru and both support their with three-year, unlimited warranties.

Volkswagen: The Alltrack’s standard list largely mirrors the Passat — both have leather interiors adjustable driver’s seats and all the buyers expect in a $50,000 Volkswagen offers an extensive list for the Alltrack, and getting with the extras can add more $15,000 to its price, particularly if the driver assistance and $2800 packages are fitted.



Subaru: Subaru’s dashboard is cluttered by vents and that compare poorly the Alltrack’s Apple-like minimalism. The touchscreen menus have a feel akin to eBay-sourced stereos and its six-speaker audio doesn’t quite match the eight-speaker setup. Blue illumination is a funky plus, and cars are available with a of grey or tan interiors.

Volkswagen: The Passat has a clarity of design that could win over before a test Its 6.5 inch widescreen infotainment has a more integrated feel Subaru’s system, and the touchscreen is linked to a 30 Gigabyte music drive. Volkswagen has used a of metallic effects to lend a feel to its interior. Swathes of silver’ across the dash, console and doors combine a sprinkling of bright chrome on the air and lighting controls, matte on the gearshift and instruments and brushed steel on the pedals. Leather feature natty horizontal of stitching.

Winner: Volkswagen

Under the bonnet

Subaru: The trademark boxer thrum an interesting tune in diesel It’s a smooth unit, somewhat thirsty and down on compared to the Volkswagen. Subaru’s CVT is to fault, though the driving may not suit all tastes.

Volkswagen: The has a superior engine, producing and 30Nm more than the while using less Volkswagen’s polarising twin-clutch DSG is the only transmission available in the blending efficiency and crisp with low-speed jerkiness and quality. The German marque has listed the DSG’s shift as part of a $2800 optional package that also 18-inch wheels and sports

Winner: Volkswagen

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

How it drives

. The Outback has paddle shifters for its which also adopts a shift pattern similar to a auto during heavy applications. The Outback looks and narrow compared to the Alltrack, but suspension keeps body in check. Although the Volkswagen is a drive, Subaru buyers are to be disappointed.

Volkswagen: At 1703kg the Alltrack is 100kg heavier than the but it doesn’t feel like a car. It’s longer and than the Subaru, making it more like a medium-sized than a quasi-SUV. The Passat has a suite of handy features an electronic differential lock and an mode with hill control for loose-surface motoring.



Subaru: The Outback holds a ground advantage of almost five over the Passat. Subaru’s towing limit is less than what Volkswagen and the Outback has nearly 100 litres storage room than the The Outback has a full-size spare could come in handy owners explore its off-road

Volkswagen: Not only does the have more storage it can also tow a maximum of 1800kg and further between fills to better economy and a fuel five litres larger the Outback’s. The Volkswagen has three 12V outlets to the Outback’s two. A tailgate will win fans at but the car loses marks with drivers for having a space-saver wheel.

Winner: Volkswagen

Our head-to-head test has five but don’t look at this as a 4-1 win to the — it’s more a closely contested AFL match saw one team win by a behind in all four These cars are closely and Subaru’s 10 per cent price will be enough for many The Passat’s superior engine, and styling give it the edge and both cars make a argument against conventional

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

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