New Volkswagen Passat GTE Estate 2019 review

As a proposition for the huge swathes of motorists who want a hardy family estate with the low tailpipe emissions and tax benefits of electric power, as well as the convenience of a petrol engine for longer journeys, nothing else is likely to better the classy yet efficient and practical Volkswagen Passat GTE.

Volkswagen Passat Estate GTE

The new Passat

Passat Saloon and Estate cars parked next to one another

Designed for people with busy lives

Combining intuitive technology, a spacious interior and dynamic styling with familiar convenience, reliability and comfort. Everything about the new Passat is designed to make your busy life easier. 


The new Passat's elegant design radiates confidence.

A man preparing to go out in their new Passat

Harmonious and dynamic

The new Passat's fresh contours create an expressive and self-assured look. The interior has been restyled with signature ambient lighting and a heightened sense of space.

Interior of a Passat

Spacious and flexible.

The new Passat's comfortable, high quality interior creates a pleasant feeling of space, and can be easily adapted to transport larger items.

the interior of the Passat showing ambient lighting

Adjustable ambient lighting

The new Passat's signature interior ambient lighting can be adjusted to suit your personal preference.

New Passat parked on a city street

Get in for a closer look

Want to take a virtual tour around the New Passat? With our 360 visualiser you can do just that. Follow the link below and take an in depth look at both the interior and exterior of the car. You can also change the paint, wheels and upholstery to get a glimpse of the available options. 

Driver assistance

The new Passat's intelligent technology makes your driving experience easier, safer and more comfortable. 

Taking the hard work out of driving

The Travel Assist System automatically adapts to your style, partially automating your driving experience for your comfort and convenience. 

The front wheel of a Passat parked

Helping you park

Parking sensors and the optional Park Assist System help you park and manoeuvre while keeping control of your car at all times. 

A pedestrian walks out in front of a Passat which detects him with Front Assist Pedestrian Monitoring.

Looking out for pedestrians

The Front Assist with Pedestrian Monitoring System will alert you to pedestrians in the road and brake automatically if you do not react, within the limits of the system.

The voice control buttons on the steering wheel

Protecting you and your passengers

The Proactive Occupant Protection System automatically takes measures to protect you and your passengers when it detects a critical situation, such as an imminent collision.


The new Passat is full of innovations designed to make your busy day easier.

The high resolution Active Info Display of the new Passat

Active Info Display

The new high-resolution Active Info Display provides all the key information you need while you're driving, with optional instrument styles.

A man holding a lot of bags holds his foot under the boot of the car to open the boot of his Passat.

Open the boot hands-free

Simply wave your foot under the rear of your new Passat and the Easy Open option will open the luggage compartment for you.


Enjoy outstanding sound, intuitive navigation and the convenience of the new Passat's voice control system.


Streaming media

Access your favourite services while driving in your new Passat: Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon music are all supported.


Voice control

The optional voice control system lets you choose your favourite music and plan your route while keeping your eyes on the road.


Entertainment in one

Get all of your in-car entertainment in one place with Composition Radio.


Pro navigation 

The optional Discover Pro integrates the navigation system with Infotainment functions. With gesture control. 

A man and woman connecting their phone up through their Passat's CarNet

We Connect
Expand the connectivity of your cockpit.

Our all-new wireless App Connect transfers your smartphone apps onto the touchscreen of your Infotainment system while charging your phone*. Supports Apple CarPlayTM, Android AutoTM by Google and MirrorLink®.
* With compatible models only.

The Passat GTE
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Modern mobility with hybrid technology.

A child plugs in a power adapter to charge the Passat GTE

Driving into the future

With a powerful engine, great fuel economy and exceptional range, the new Passat GTE with plug-in hybrid technology puts you on the road to tomorrow.

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A family standing around their new Passat GTE as it charges

Graceful design

The Passat GTE has an expressive and self-assured look, with elegant light signatures inside and out.

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The interior of a Passat GTE with blue lining on the seats and specified dashboard for a hybrid car

Distinctive interior

The new Passat GTE's blue-contrast seat covers add a sporty and confident touch.

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The rear section of the Passat GTE showing the bumper LED strip and rear lights

Energy saving lights

The standard LED headlights with reflector technology offer a long service life and great efficiency.

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The dashboard of a Passat GTE showing the electric range of the car

Impressive range

In purely electric mode, your Passat GTE can travel up to 34 miles (according to Worldwide Harmonised Light-Duty Test Procedure) on one battery charge.

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Explore the new Passat Estate


The new Passat Estate