For the ultimate family car, the Volkswagen Passat Estate is the best in its class in terms of comfort and practicality. It is very competitive in terms of space, with broad door openings for easy access, plenty of head and legroom for tall passengers, as well as lots of useful storage areas and a huge boot space.
The Passat is unrivalled in its class for comfort – most of the available trims include electric seat adjustment for the driver’s seat, which includes adjustable lumbar support and backrest, as well as seat height, tilt and thigh support. You can also change the height and reach of the steering wheel, allowing you to find the perfect driving position. These impressive levels of adjustment make the Passat an ideal choice for those who spend a lot of time driving and require comfort.
To add to this, the car has a classy interior that feels upmarket and luxurious, it’s well-cocooned from engine, wind and road noise, even at motorway speeds, and it’s great to drive.
Whether you opt for the entry model or the four-wheel drive, you can enjoy a stable and composed drive that is consistently weighted, with tight body control and accurate steering. To get the most out of the car, you can choose from three modes (Comfort, Normal and Sport) which alter the weight of the steering, accelerator’s responsiveness and automatic gearbox to suit the road you’re driving on.
As you’d expect from a Volkswagen, you can count on the car in terms of reliability, safety and security, with the Passat scoring top marks on its Euro NCAP crash test. This is part of the reason why Passat-owners can also enjoy good resale values in the long-term. So, if you’re looking for a reliable and practical family estate, make it the Volkswagen Passat.