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At $57,990 the 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a true semi-prestige value-for-money hero among the 'bottom feeder' models from the big three German luxury car manufacturers.
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LIST PRICE From $57,990
CARADVICE RATING 8.5
FUEL ECONOMY 7.3/100km
SEAT 5
ANCAP RATING
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Volkswagens on ice (and track)

It's not often you get a chance to test cars back-to-back on the snow and the race track, but in places like Queenstown, New Zealand, you're as close to snow-capped mountain peaks as you are to the local circuit. When colleague Scott Collie came back from the BMW Alpine Experience having not actually experienced much in the way of alpine driving, I wasn't sure what to expect from the Volkswagen 4Motion 'Get A Grip' showcase, given the itinerary is entirely dependent on the weather...

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg review

The crest of VW’s home city is back with the Passat Alltrack Wolfsburg, bringing some key extras to the higher-riding version of the Passat wagon.

2018 Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline Wagon review

The Volkswagen Passat 132TSI Comfortline presents, on paper at least, as the smart-money pick in the Passat Wagon range. It's a sensible alternative to the sea of SUVs too.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack review

The Volkswagen Passat Alltrack presents an attractive alternative to the flood of SUVs on our roads today. But does its road presence match the chops of its off-road ability?

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line review

At $57,990 the 2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a true semi-prestige value-for-money hero among the 'bottom feeder' models from the big three German luxury car manufacturers.

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-line Wagon review

Is the new flagship Passat wagon the most premium vehicle the so-called 'semi-premium' carmaker from Wolfsburg currently produces? We hit the road for 2500 kays to find out.

2017 Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line Review

The Volkswagen Passat 206TSI R-Line is a swift and sure executive express, but is it a match for its spiritual predecessor?

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

The new Volkswagen Passat Alltrack is a fully-loaded Swiss Army Knife of a car. But is ‘doing it all’ enough for a family car? James gets behind the wheel to find out.

Destination Drive: Tauranga and Rotorua in a Volkswagen Passat wagon

Destination Drive: Put simply, this is something you can do in any car. Whether you're excited about your new car and are looking for inspiration, or whether you regularly hit the road and cruise around, this series is for the love of driving and to provide ideas for those times you want to enjoy your car. Let us know your favourite drive loops in the comments section below...

2016 Volkswagen Passat Alltrack Review

It's the second generation of Volkswagen's popular off-road oriented wagon. The Passat Alltrack launches in Australia this week and we get behind the wheel for a drive.

2016 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Review: 140TDI Highline

The Volkswagen Passat wagon is big inside but in diesel guise it can be frustrating...

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