Body: Estate Year: 14/14
Fuel Type: Diesel
Quote Reference Number: 0H1-511278
- Insurance Group21E
- Performance (BHP)140
- Number of Seats5
- CO2 (g/km)149
- Road Tax£155
|Electric front windows|
|Electric rear windows|
|Heated rear window|
|Green tinted heat insulating glass|
|Windscreen wipers/ intermittent wipe + 4 position delay|
|Heat insulated tinted glass from B pillar back|
|Low washer fluid warning light|
|ABS, brake assist and EBD|
|ESP with EDL + ASR|
|Electronic parking brake with auto hold|
|Hill hold function|
|Bluetooth hands free telephone connection|
|Speed sensitive power steering|
|Remote fuel flap and bootlid/tailgate release|
|Press and drive key|
|Service interval indicator|
|Door/boot open warning light|
|Exterior temperature gauge with frost alarm|
|Warning buzzer and light for front seatbelts unfastened|
|Multifunction computer - Highline|
|Auto dimming rear view mirror|
|Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors|
|Matt chrome door mirrors|
|Auto dimming driver's door mirror|
|White instrument dials|
|Chrome plated instrument surrounds|
|Brushed stainless steel trim on centre console|
|MDI with USB/iPod connection cables|
|Exterior Body Features|
|Body colour door handles|
|Body colour bumpers|
|Chrome side window surrounds|
|Matt chrome front and rear under ride guard|
|Chrome louvres in grille|
|Chrome double exhaust|
|Chrome fog light surround|
|Headlight range control|
|Automatic coming/leaving home lighting function|
|Front fog lights with static cornering function|
|2Zone electronic climate control with automatic air recirculation|
|Height/reach adjust steering wheel|
|Storage pockets in backrests of front seats|
|Front centre armrest with storage compartment|
|Front cupholders x 2|
|12V socket in rear of vehicle|
|4 boot load lashing points|
|Stainless Steel Scuff Plates|
|Stainless steel pedals|
|Centre console storage tray|
|Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders + storage|
|Bag hook in luggage compartment|
|12V socket in luggage compartment|
|Load through provision|
|2 storage compartments in luggage area|
|Storage compartment in driver's door|
|Storage compartment in passenger's door|
|Storage compartment in roof console|
|3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel and gearknob|
|Lockable, illuminated, cooled glovebox|
|Front and rear interior lighting with delay and dimming function|
|Convenience pack - Passat|
|First aid kit|
|Front side airbags|
|Passenger airbag deactivation system|
|Tyre pressure monitoring system|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|3 rear 3 point seatbelts|
|Height adjustable front 3 point seatbelts + pretensioners|
|Driver/Front passenger WOKS head restraints|
|Isofix system on outer rear seats|
|60/40 split folding rear seat|
|4 way adjustable front head restraints|
|3 rear head restraints|
|Electronic engine immobiliser|
|Alarm with interior protection|
|Remote central locking with 2 remote folding keys|
|Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Steel space saver spare wheel|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Ten Second Review
The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack offers a rugged-ised version of the Passat estate, replete with 4MOTION all-wheel drive, a raised ride height and a clever off-road mode. With a choice of two versions of a 2.0-litre diesel engine, it's a slickly packaged vehicle that can't fail to win lots of friends.
There's something wholly depressing about realising that marketers have your number. We like to think of ourselves as free spirits, people who are unlikely to be easily pigeonholed when it comes to products but sometimes a car comes along where you realise that the designers were explicitly targeting people like you. They know where you shop. They understand how you like to spend your spare time. They'll have a pretty good fix on what you do for a living and what other brands you'll be attracted to. Don't try to fight it. These people are cleverer than us. This lifestyle profiling results in cars like the Volkswagen Passat Alltrack. If I wanted to know what an Alltrack owner looked like, I only need to look in a mirror. Mountain bike, skis and scuba gear that need carting about, mid-forties, has a decent job, maybe fights a little shy of the bling-ier brands. Of course, other manufacturers have had a go at this market before. Rugged estates like the Subaru Forester, the Volvo XC70 and, of course, the Audi allroad all offer broadly the same recipe as the Passat Alltrack, but never underestimate the subtlety of the brand message.
With its raised ride height and 4MOTION four-wheel drive system, the Passat Alltrack is designed to find grip where none seems to exist. Of course, even the best four-wheel drive vehicles stand or fall on the grip of their tyres, but the Passat gives its rubber every chance. While it doesn't have the ride height for really serious off-road excursions, for those looking for a car that they can bump up an unmade track to a remote beach or not feel vertigo when ascending the hairpins to a snowy ski resort, the Alltrack looks ideal. The Passat Alltrack features an off-road mode, activated by a dashboard-mounted button. In this setting, hill descent assist is engaged which automatically brakes the vehicle when the descent angle is greater than 10 degrees. The anti lock brake threshold is also altered, with faster-reacting electronic differential locks to prevent wheelspin. Choose the DSG dual-clutch transmission and the shift pattern is altered when off-road mode is engaged, with higher shift points to give more power, a flatter and easier-to-manage accelerator pedal movement and no automatic up-shifting in manual mode. There are two engines on offer at present. The first is a 2.0-litre TDI 140 PS mated to a six-speed manual gearbox. Should pressing a clutch pedal fail to appeal, try the slightly pokier 170 PS version of this engine. This is fitted with the six-speed DSG transmission. Whichever model you choose, you'll be get a decent towing capability of 2,000 kg (braked, 12 per cent incline), which is 200 kg more than an equivalent Passat Estate. Impressive.
Design and Build
The Passat Alltrack is based on the familiar Passat Estate but includes a number of modifications, not least of which is that 4MOTION four-wheel drive system. The raised ride height lifts ground clearance from 135 to 165mm, which offers better clearance off road. The body enhancements also provide a modicum of protection from scrapes when covering rough terrain. These include stainless steel-look front and rear underbody protection panels and flared side sills. Other features include matt chrome roof rails, window surrounds, plus a smarter grille and exterior mirror casings. At 4,771mm, the Passat Alltrack is exactly the same length as the Passat Estate, and despite flared wheel arch protection, the vehicle's width also remains the same at 1,820mm. The raised ride height also improves the car's breakover angle - the acuteness of a hill crest it can negotiate without grounding out - from 9.5 to 12.8 degrees. Ruggedly styled front and rear bumpers increase the approach angle from 13.5 to 16 degrees and the departure angle from 11.9 to 13.6 degrees, giving a welcome measure of ability to the marketing spin.
Market and Model
Prices have been kept sensible, as is the Passat way. Expect to pay around ?£28,500 for the manual 140 PS model and about ?£2,500 more for the more powerful 170 PS car with the DSG transmission. While this is not an inconsiderable sum, it's thrown into stark relief by the fact that a decently specified Astra or Civic can run to ?£25,000 and an unspectacular 3 Series can easily knock on the door of ?£30,000. With a great diesel engine and clever all-wheel drive underpinnings, the Passat Alltrack seems to offer a lot of car for your money. It's well equipped too, the single trim level including Alcantara upholstery, 2Zone electronic climate control, a touchscreen satellite navigation system, DAB radio, MDI iPod connectivity, Bluetooth telephone preparation, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a tyre pressure monitoring system and 18-inch Canyon alloy wheels. It doesn't stop there. A Driver Alert System that monitors the driver's responses to raise awareness of fatigue is also standard, as is ESP (Electronic Stabilisation Programme). Of course, there will be few cars that exit showrooms without a few options boxes ticked and there are a number of tempting extras. Who wouldn't want to treat themselves to climate seats with massage function? There's also High Beam Assist, which automatically controls dipping of the headlights and Side Scan Lane Change Assist, which monitors the vehicle's blind spot. Lane Assist is there to stop dozy drivers from veering out of their lanes on the highway. ACC Adaptive Chassis Control, meanwhile, will help more enthusiastic ones adjust the ride to the road they're on and the mood they're in. Automatic Distance Control with City Emergency Braking function will keep you a safe distance from the car in front at cruising speeds and reduce the chance of urban low speed knocks. Then there's Park Assist, an interior ambient lighting pack, a rear-view camera and an electrically deployed tow bar. That little lot could tot up quite nicely, so choose wisely.
Cost of Ownership
Clearly the depreciation figure will hinge on how well you can resist buying options that won't pay for themselves back come resale time, but if the Passat Estate is anything to go by, the Alltrack should be a fairly safe place for your money. Volkswagen claims a combined fuel economy figure of 49.6mpg for the 140PS car and emissions of just 150g/km, which is going to endear it to many buyers. The 170PS engine isn't too far behind, registering 155g/km of carbon dioxide and managing a decent 47.9mpg.
Front + rear carpet mats, Electric front windows, ABS, brake assist and EBD, Raised suspension, Bluetooth hands free telephone connection, Speed sensitive power steering, Remote fuel flap and bootlid/tailgate release...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||10.3|
|Engine Power - BHP||140|
|Engine Power - KW||103|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||4200|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||236|
|Engine Torque - MKG||32.6|
|Engine Torque - NM||320|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1750|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||149 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||70|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 5|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||49.6|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||56.5|
|EC Urban (mpg)||40.4|
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