Auto Express's comfort ratings are based on our Driver Power survey of over 30,000 car owners. Ratings are the average for all owners of this car who responded. Individual owners’ ratings and comments appear below.
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It has proved to be totally up to the job but we do find the seats very hard on long runs and have had to resort to using cushions to improve comfort. Personally I dislike the lack of haandbrake although my wife who drives this car more than me enjoys the facility. There is a general lack of rear vision which probably applies to most modern designs.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's my second Passat, the previous one being a 1998 model - although it's not as comfortable as the previous one, it accommodates 4 reasonably tall people in comfort and has plenty of luggage space. I just wish the bean counters would listen to the engineers and buy the components from the tried and tested sources that VW have historically used.

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent build quality, practicality, ride and handling, good after care service and dealer network, typical German car efficiency, 800 miles on one tank of fuel! (Bluemotion model) not the highest performing car, but, what is the point of high performance cars in a country with thousands and thousands of camera,s???

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
2006-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Having done over 160000 miles we took all the family, bikes and a roof box to southern germany and austria this summer. we did a 22 hour journey with a hitch. in total we did 2600 miles in a fortnight with no problem. an awesome car to drive and so comfy too. Like everyone I would appreciate lower petrol costs.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
02-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Sound car very practical loves motorway easy round town good leg room in rear third passat i have owned running costs low but no longer serviced by main dealer has proven to be good for load lugging and easy to revert for family use 5***** from me

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's not very exciting to drive, but that's not why I bought it. It's practical, comfortable, built well and costs half the price of my previous Citroen to run. It should also be worth much more when I sell it. My next car will be a VW.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Does what it says on the tin in a typically efficient German way. Lacks a bit of personality but great motorway cruiser and practical, confortable load carrier. I'm kind of falling for it (quite something from an ex-Saab man)

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

A Good motor all round
acceleration on the road good
Engine the best 2.0 litre from VW with 140bhp
Estate gibves plenty of space from dogs to single beds!
Would not have such low profile tyres next time because of road noise

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

I think it's great for what it is. It's very comfortable and easy to live with. I wish they still made the same shape as I could then replace the car without spending any time looking at alternatives.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
T-reg Diesel, Owner for More than 5 years

Great, solid, practical car, great for lugging kids and accompanying stuff around. Comfy. Poor electrics though, everything seems to be breaking at the same time, central locking for example

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

It's a lovely car - I still look forward to driving it after a year of ownership. The build quality is great, it is reliable and people often compliment it's comfort and ride.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
03-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

safe, semi family practical (estate and boot narrows so even buggy takes up quite a bit of space as you hav to put in at an angle) spacious in the back, good power & tow car.

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It does the things I want a car to do. It has plenty of space for passengers and luggage and enough power to tow our caravan. A good, comfortable long distance cruiser.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Fundamentally good - a practical, economic and comfortable car. I really dislike the electronic handbrake. I would like VW to make a hatchback version of this car.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Overall a great and practical car very badly let down by the most stupid electric parking brake. I will never buy another car with an automatic parking brake.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Reliable, economical, comfortable with nice features. Spacious in cabin but boot size slightly disappointing for size of vehicle. Excellent dealer support

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

passat estate is large practical car - the combination of diesel and dsg box make it a delight to drive on any UK road or traffic situation

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2003-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

For a car that is ten years old with 154,000 miles on the clock I really can't complain! Parts, even genuine are surprisingly reasonable!

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good looking comfortable car with very good performance, 170bhp model. Service from dealerships very good apart from being expensive.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

good practical estate car that fullfills my current motoring needs with a good deal of comfort & reasonable running costs.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Good, but the seats are not comfortable for very long drives, andthe rear doors tend to stick at the first sign of frost

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

VW passat estate bluemotion 2 is a brilliant company car,low on tax and fuel,good comfort,rides well,no faults till now

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

You get what you pay - Practical, economical, smooth, safe family car that won't let you down!!

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

The VW Passat is a reliable, comfortable vehicle for a high mileage driver. Highly recommended

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent performance and roominess, good economy.

Only complaint is road/tyre noise.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Passat Estate - Brilliantly practical car, well built and very ecenomical to run

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

EXCELLENT FUEL RETURNS, GREAT COMFORT, HUGE BOOT, YOU PAY FOR WHAT YOU GET.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

I am very impressed with teh combination of practicality and perfromance

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
06-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very comfortable long distance cruiser and great family car

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
08-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Great car for it's job, but noisy engine and clunky gearbox

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 0/5 Ride Quality: 0/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 3 to 5 years

Solid, dependable, powerful, comfortable, fuel efficient.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
56-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Practical, comfortable, reasonable economy & performance.

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 2/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
2011-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Never let me down. Only cost me 2 new tyres thus far.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Great car. Very practical, with a massive bootspace

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
Y-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Reliable, practical and very good value for money.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2012-reg Diesel, Owner for less than a year

Its a volkswagen. Not to bad for an automatic dsg.

Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Comfortable, attractive and adequate performance

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2006-reg Diesel, Owner for more than 5 years

Only broken down once. Servicing costs are high.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Had a shunt rear end which was cause of repair

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Well built, reliable and comfortable to drive

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
55-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Its OK - nothing special, but not too dreary

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 2/5 Ride Quality: 3/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
07-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Good build quality , economy & practicality

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
09-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

A pratical four door large econmical car

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
59-reg Diesel, Owner for Less than a year

Excellent quality - typical Volkswagen

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
2005-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

No trouble at all. Bit dear on tyres.

Practicality: 3/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
54-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

quick reliable and very comfortable

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
03-reg Petrol, Owner for 1 to 3 years

sturdy stylish andsmooth

Comfort: 2/5 Practicality: 4/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 3/5
57-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Very happy so far

Comfort: 4/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 4/5 Ease of driving: 4/5
53-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

It's a good car

Comfort: 3/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5
58-reg Diesel, Owner for 1 to 3 years

Excellent.

Comfort: 5/5 Practicality: 5/5 Ride Quality: 5/5 Ease of driving: 5/5