Week at the wheel Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast — Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

19 Июн 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи Week at the wheel Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Car Reviews by Car Enthusiast — Volkswagen Passat Alltrack отключены
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

CO 2 emissions: 155g/km

Combined 47.9mpg

Top speed: 131mph

8.9 seconds

Power: 170hp at

Torque: 350Nm at 1,750rpm


It’s a tried and formula; a raised ride (by 30mm in the Alltrack’s case), plastic body cladding and bumpers both for better abilities and rugged looks. The is handsome and interesting for sure, but any other Passat Estate isn’t a Volkswagen that you back at longingly.

There’s even less inside, where the familiar is only livened up by the occasional badge and the single off-road on the centre console. At least means the seats, leather in our car but Alcantara as standard, are comfortable and plenty of room. The boot a usefully shaped 603-litre with the seats in place.


From the driver’s this Passat feels no to any other, the extra 30mm in height barely noticeable. when rounding a corner at there’s no extra roll to be and the Alltrack feels just a car to drive — which is the point of course.

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

The steering might not be full of but in a typically Volkswagen way it has a consistent and while the brakes initially over-servoed you soon become to them. The suspension, raised by 25mm, is supple and comfortable all but the roughest of surfaces, just in any other Passat.


You can have four-wheel drive on Volkswagen Passats, but the Alltrack is the one with an off-road button 30mm of extra ride Normally the system sends all of its power to the front axle and pushes power rearwards it detects slip. Press the though and all sorts of wizardry activating a hill descent and altering the anti-lock brakes and locks. It’s never to be beat a Touareg on the really stuff, but in snowy or muddy it’ll fare far better a front-wheel drive model.

But then, these cars see those conditions only on the of occasions, mostly spending time delivering children to and picking up the groceries from And around town the Alltrack is pleasant; the 170hp 2.0-litre engine is well-known to many and refined and willing, even lugging around the extra of the four-wheel drive system. the DSG automatic gearbox is a good though the coasting function mean that reapplication of the and acceleration, can sometime be less seamless, as it clumsily reengages.

Equipment, Economy Value for

There’s only a couple of Alltracks available, both the 2.0-litre TDI engine (though the has only 140hp and a manual The more powerful model with the DSG automatic only, and at Ј31,030. That’s a lot of money for a in anyone’s books, but the Alltrack come loaded with as standard. Everything from climate control, cruise satnav, USB and iPod connection and steel pedals to four-wheel electronic differential locks and protection features. Residuals expected to be especially great, but is a reasonable group 21 while years’ servicing (or 30,000 is a bargain Ј349 at the moment.

Graeme Lambert — 19 Feb

Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack
Volkswagen Passat Alltrack

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