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Driving features Explore the features that make driving the Passat Estate so enjoyable
Find out what makes driving a Volkswagen so enjoyable. Experience the power of our engines and the variety of transmissions - now that's real driving.
You can also explore features of the new Passat on the International launch site.
To see the full list of available features, prices and specifications, visit the Models page.
Lane Assist is like a friendly co-driver. If it senses your car is drifting out of your driving lane it gently warns you via steering wheel vibrations.
Adaptive cruise control
The next generation Adaptive Cruise Control allows you to simply set a distance to the car ahead and your car will accelerate and decelerate within a specified range of speed and maintain your position behind it.
Adaptive Chassis Control
You can decide the precise degree of sportiness and comfort you want for each journey.
The Park Assist System works by using additional sensors mounted in the bumpers, together with parking sensors to actively support the driver by taking over the steering control and park the vehicle in the available space.
Electronic parking brake
With easy push button operation, the electronic parking brake with auto hold function replaces the conventional handbrake and secures your car easily and reliably at the touch of a button.
Auto Hold function
Auto Hold stops your car from rolling back during a hill start. This means you won't need to keep applying the parking brake manually or worry about rolling back as you prepare to move off.
2.0 TDI 240PS Bi-Turbo engine with 4MOTION.
The new Passat comes with the brand new 2.0 TDI Bi-Turbo engine with 240PS. This is the strongest diesel four-cylinder engine from Volkswagen.
Carefully considered aerodynamics is a vital design element for better performance and fuel economy. It also means improved safety and stability.
TDI common rail diesel engines
Volkswagen TDI diesel engines feature our latest common rail technology. These are incredibly quiet, responsive and fun to drive.
DSG dual-clutch gearbox
With our groundbreaking DSG dual-clutch gearbox you have two clutches, resulting in fast, smooth gearshifts and uninterrupted driving. And if you want to take control, the gear lever's Tiptronic function lets you change to sportier, manual mode.
Volkswagen's BlueMotion Technology badge identifies the most economical models in the range. Engines will include automatic start/stop and brake energy recuperation.
Driving involves a lot of stopping and starting, waiting in queues or at traffic lights. And while your engine is idling, it's using fuel. Our efficient Stop/Start technology eliminates this waste.
Brake energy recuperation
A raised alternator voltage during slowing and braking increases battery charging and helps slow down. Alternator load is reduced when accelerating, relieving burden on the engine and cutting fuel consumption.
We value your safety above all else. That's why every car we make comes with the Anti-lock Braking System.
Exceptional body rigidity
We've used the latest manufacturing methods, including state-of-the-art laser welding. As a result, a safer car that offers improved handling and is quieter to travel in.
We include airbags in all our cars to cushion the impact of collisions and reduce the risk of injury. As a safety feature, it's essential.
Our advanced Electronic Stabilisation Control has sensors that monitor the progress of your wheels so the moment they start to slip the brakes are applied to one or more wheels and engine power is reduced if necessary. Skidding is stopped before it begins.
If you become unable to control the Passat while driving (e.g. steer, accelerate, or brake during a medical emergency), the system will alert you where possible, keep the car in the lane, activate the hazard lights and brake to a complete stop minimising the risk of a collision.
Traffic Jam Assist
The "Traffic Jam Assist" analyses traffic in front of the car and reacts accordingly. It brakes, accelerates and steers nearly automatically, providing you with even more comfort during stop-and-go traffic.
With Area View, manoeuvring in difficult driving situations is now much easier. Cameras in the front, back and sides give you a complete all-round view of the area around your Passat, shown on the display of your radio or radio navigation system.
The system can help to prevent, or reduce the severity of collisions with pedestrians inside its limitations. It scans the area in front of the car and recognises people crossing the street. It alerts you and brakes automatically if you do not react.
Manoeuvre a trailer easily. Set the direction and angle and let the system steer automatically as you accelerate and brake.
Connects your car to the internet and provides you with useful mobile online services. Combined with the optional Discover Pro infotainment system, you can explore your area with Google Earth®, get even better orientation via Google Street View® and all the latest traffic news directly into your car.
Interior features Explore the comfortable and convenient features of the Passat Estate
We think driving should be as relaxing as possible. So we give our cars a premium interior. Then we add a choice of great in-car entertainment and features like air conditioning to make every journey more comfortable and enjoyable.
To see the full list of available features, prices and specifications, visit the Models page.
Front and Rear Parking Sensors
Sensors in the front and rear bumpers operate by ultrasound. As objects get closer, the acoustic warning signal becomes more frequent.
The camera shows the area behind your car on the radio/navigation display, offering you a clear reversing image with easy-to-follow graphic lines guiding you through fuss-free, smooth parking.
Driver Alert System
The Driver Alert system analyses the driver's behaviour, such as steering patterns, giving both visual and audible warnings with advice on when to take a break.
An LED sensor fitted behind your internal mirror detects the amount of rain on your windscreen, and adjusts the speed of your wipers accordingly.
Composition Media provides the best of both entertainment and driver assistance. With a 6.5" touchscreen capacitive colour display, MDI (multi-device Interface) including iPod cable and latest generation lightning to 30-pin adaptor, and a glovebox-mounted single CD player.
A premium navigation and entertainment system, the Discover Pro gives the discerning driver a single device to control and deliver everything from navigation, to driver aids such as proximity sensors, jukebox and MP3, WMA and AAC music playback to film playback, eco-trainer and intuitive control and operation, designed along the lines of current Smartphone logic.
This extraordinary in-car sound system from the multi-award winning high-end Danish loudspeaker manufacturer Dynaudio features no fewer than 10 exceptional loudspeakers, all perfectly integrated into the interior - amplified by a 10-channel 600-watt digital amplifier.
DAB digital radio
The DAB digital radio lets you listen to digital stations hiss and crackle-free, in crystal clear digital sound quality.
Bluetooth syncs compatible phones with your car's audio system, allowing you to select and call a contact via the touchscreen on the standard radio or navigation system.
Multi Device Interface
You can choose a personal soundtrack to your drive with the Multi-Device Interface. Tucked away neatly and securely, it offers you a fast and easy link to files on your MP3 player, iPod and USB memory stick.
Press and drive key
You can unlock and start your car with a simple radio remote sender. No need for a conventional ignition key. Simply push the sender (which also operates the central locking) into a slot near the steering wheel to start the car.
Front centre armrest
The front centre armrest is adjustable and doubles as a handy storage compartment.
Positioned within your immediate field of vision, the ergonomic control panel gives you all the information you need at a glance.
The electronic climate control air conditioning system is extremely user-friendly, providing your required cabin temperature quickly and efficiently, while maintaining yourselected temperature.
LED Rear Lights
LEDs in the rear lights use less power than conventional bulbs. They also have a longer service life so they are less likely to fail and thanks to their fast response time, other road users see LEDs more quickly, helping them to reduce their stopping distance by around 5.5 metres at a speed of 60 mph.
Remote central locking
Remote central locking allows you to lock and unlock your new Volkswagen as you approach it, at the touch of a button. It's just one more way we look after your safety and security.
Alarm with interior protection
Break-ins trigger an alarm and flashing hazard lights while the interior protection system detects movement inside, and can easily be turned off to leave pets inside for a short time.
Huge boot space
The elegantly built Passat Estate has more room than ever on the inside. With a huge boot space it is enough to ensure your luggage gets to travel as comfortably as your passengers.
Isofix child seat fittings
The Isofix child seat fixes directly into compatible fittings, creating a secure link. It's quick, simple and there's no need to use the adult seatbelts.
Optimised head restraints
Our whiplash-optimised head restraints react in milliseconds to help protect you from injury. On impact, the head restraint automatically glides forward to reduce the distance your head moves during the accident.
A strong outer shell that comes with front and rear crumple zones that help to absorb the impact of a crash - increasing your passengers' safety.
The Passat Alltrack Explore the features of the Passat Alltrack
The new Passat Alltrack needs roads as little as it needs mainstream acknowledgement – a fact its striking design can testify to.
Tailor the image of your Passat Alltrack with optional 19” Albertville alloy wheels.
With up to 1.780 litres of load space it can handle life’s adventures large and small – such as a fully equipped kitesurfing outing.
In off-road mode the Passat Alltrack masters demanding terrain with ease.
The new Passat Alltrack boasts an impressive load capacity and masses of pulling power.
Its powerful engine, for example, allows it to tow a trailer weighing up to 2.200 kg without difficulty.
Thanks to its optional Trailer Assist system, getting the trailer hitched up and parking with it are little short of child’s play.
Cut a good figure – no matter where you go.
The new Passat Alltrack is made for rough terrain but it cuts a good figure on the street too. Its striking design immediately tells people that they are looking at a very special Volkswagen indeed. Greater ground clearance, bigger wheels and lots of other details underscore the adventurous character of the new Passat Alltrack.
The 4MOTION all-wheel drive increases safety on wet and slippery surfaces and makes the Passat Alltrack a real off-road star. 4MOTION offers the best possible stability and grip on slippery surfaces like snow and ice because the wheels interact, compensating for sudden losses in traction. It prevents wheelspin on wet roads. And, combined with an electronic stability program, it means you’re even safer.