Likes

  • On the used market, offers so much car for the money.
  • Loaded with features and technology.
  • More enjoyable to drive compared to a host of SUVs.
  • Offers superior practicality and liveability compared to a host of SUVs.

Dislikes

  • Volkswagen has a not so wonderful reputation for reliability.
  • Parts, servicing and maintenance can ask a premium.
  • Early lower spec models not as convincing as cars like the Mazda 6.
  • 206 TSI requires monk like levels of self discipline to retain drivers license. 

Stuff you should know

  • The 6th generation D8 Volkswagen Passat comes in two main iterations: the B8 (2015 – 2019) and the updated B8.5 (2019 – 2023).
  • Buyers can choose between the lifted, but not quite full SUV, Alltrack wagons or the more traditional wagon and sedan body styles.
  • In Australia, all Passats are equipped with turbocharged 4-cylinder engines, available in both petrol and diesel variants.
  • The model names reflect the engine specifications: for example the 132TSI features a 132 kW, 1.8 L petrol engine; the 206TSI includes a 162 kW, 2.0 L petrol engine; and the 140TDI has a 140 kW, 2.0 L diesel engine.
  • Trim levels and their features can depend on the mechanical package, with newer year models and higher trims offering better interior materials and more features.
  • Potentially thanks to high demand for SUVs like the Tiguan, the Passat has been discontinued, making it a unique being proposition.
  • The overall design of the Passat saw minimal changes between the B8 and B8.5 iterations, although some interior materials were improved. Higher trim levels offer significantly enhanced interiors and Volkswagen continuously made subtle improvements throughout the Passat’s lifecycle.
  • The update from B8 to B8.5 enhanced the technology and features of the Passat. Standard features in Australian models include Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, front and rear parking sensors, a rearview camera and much more.
  • Most used models on the market also come with leather upholstery while higher spec and post-update models can include premium features such as a Harman Kardon sound system, a digital instrument cluster, a larger infotainment screen, massage and heated front seats, and a 360-degree camera.
  • While receiving an excellent response from consumers and the motoring media when new, Volkswagen’s reputation for reliability in Australia is mixed, with many reports of mechanical and electronic issues. 
  • To find out what can go wrong, read on.

What goes wrong

Exterior

  • It is critical to regularly clear all drainage holes, especially around the sunroof, as blocked drainage holes can lead to water ingress, causing significant damage to the electronics.
  • Speaking of electronics, there are reports of electronic issues increasing as the vehicle ages, such as lighting malfunctions, power window problems, and boot latch failures. Although these issues are not widespread, they can be troublesome when they occur.
  • Some owners report dissatisfaction with the quality of plastics and trim around the windows, noting that aging plastics can come loose, causing squeaks and rattles.
  • Another common issue across many Volkswagen models is the bonnet cable, which can stretch or break, complicating engine access. Replacement cables are notably expensive.
  • Additionally, the bonnet’s design and angle make it highly susceptible to stone chips.

 

Interior

  • Various noise complaints have been reported by owners, including rattles from the tailgate in wagons, squeaks from door pillars, and rattling from the dashboard.
  • Some specific noises, such as rattling from the gauge cluster area, can occur under specific conditions like hot weather.
  • The USB input is prone to collecting dirt and debris due to its upward-facing position, making it difficult to clean.
  • Infotainment screens may develop issues with dead pixels or lines of dead pixels.
  • Higher-spec models with button-less climate control have received complaints about their usability, with physical buttons and knobs preferred for their ease of use without diverting attention from the road.
  • Various reports of minor electronic issues include unresponsive buttons and slow infotainment systems.
  • More serious issues include the electronic park brake occasionally failing to disengage, requiring a tow.
  • Seat bolsters have also received complaints for being too narrow, too firm, or too high, making entry and exit uncomfortable for some drivers.
  • Additionally, interior trim, particularly on driver and passenger door handles, can show premature signs of wear.

 

Mechanically:

  • Diesel Engines

The diesel engines in the B8 and B8.5 Passat are generally reliable but do present several typical issues:

  1. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Problems: These issues are prevalent among modern common rail diesel engines. DPFs can become clogged, leading to reduced performance and increased emissions. EGR systems can also fail, causing engine inefficiency and potential damage.
  2. Injector Seal Leaks: Reports indicate frequent injector seal leaks, which can result in fuel leakage and reduced engine performance. Prompt repair is essential to prevent further damage.
  3. Valve Cover Oil Leaks: Oil leaks from the valve cover are common. These leaks need to be addressed quickly to avoid more severe engine issues, such as oil contamination and reduced lubrication.
  4. Engine Breather Complications: Problems with the engine breather system can lead to increased oil consumption and potential

Exterior

  • It is critical to regularly clear all drainage holes, especially around the sunroof, as blocked drainage holes can lead to water ingress, causing significant damage to the electronics.
  • Speaking of electronics, there are reports of electronic issues increasing as the vehicle ages, such as lighting malfunctions, power window problems, and boot latch failures. Although these issues are not widespread, they can be troublesome when they occur.
  • Some owners report dissatisfaction with the quality of plastics and trim around the windows, noting that aging plastics can come loose, causing squeaks and rattles.
  • Another common issue across many Volkswagen models is the bonnet cable, which can stretch or break, complicating engine access. Replacement cables are notably expensive.
  • Additionally, the bonnet’s design and angle make it highly susceptible to stone chips.

 

Interior

  • Various noise complaints have been reported by owners, including rattles from the tailgate in wagons, squeaks from door pillars, and rattling from the dashboard.
  • Some specific noises, such as rattling from the gauge cluster area, can occur under specific conditions like hot weather.
  • The USB input is prone to collecting dirt and debris due to its upward-facing position, making it difficult to clean.
  • Infotainment screens may develop issues with dead pixels or lines of dead pixels.
  • Higher-spec models with button-less climate control have received complaints about their usability, with physical buttons and knobs preferred for their ease of use without diverting attention from the road.
  • Various reports of minor electronic issues include unresponsive buttons and slow infotainment systems.
  • More serious issues include the electronic park brake occasionally failing to disengage, requiring a tow.
  • Seat bolsters have also received complaints for being too narrow, too firm, or too high, making entry and exit uncomfortable for some drivers.
  • Additionally, interior trim, particularly on driver and passenger door handles, can show premature signs of wear.

 

Mechanically:

  • Diesel Engines

The diesel engines in the B8 and B8.5 Passat are generally reliable but do present several typical issues:

  1. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Problems: These issues are prevalent among modern common rail diesel engines. DPFs can become clogged, leading to reduced performance and increased emissions. EGR systems can also fail, causing engine inefficiency and potential damage.
  2. Injector Seal Leaks: Reports indicate frequent injector seal leaks, which can result in fuel leakage and reduced engine performance. Prompt repair is essential to prevent further damage.
  3. Valve Cover Oil Leaks: Oil leaks from the valve cover are common. These leaks need to be addressed quickly to avoid more severe engine issues, such as oil contamination and reduced lubrication.
  4. Engine Breather Complications: Problems with the engine breather system can lead to increased oil consumption and potential engine damage.
  5. Cooling System Leaks: Leaks in the cooling system are typically due to the premature deterioration of engine bay plastics. Regular inspection and maintenance of the cooling system are necessary to prevent overheating and potential engine damage.
  6. Timing Belt: The timing belt must be replaced every 105,000 kilometers or every 7 years, whichever comes first. Sticking to this maintenance schedule is crucial, as failure to do so can result in significant engine damage due to timing belt failure.
  • Petrol Engines

The 2.0 L turbo petrol engines in the B8 and B8.5 Passat, while an improvement over earlier incarnations of this EA888 engine, are not without their issues:

  1. Timing Chain: These engines feature a timing chain instead of a belt, which typically does not require regular replacement. However, issues with chain tensioners and guides are known and can cause severe engine damage if not addressed.
  2. High Oil Consumption: Many owners report unusually high oil consumption. Regular monitoring of oil levels and timely top-ups are necessary to ensure engine longevity.
  3. Coil Pack Failures: Coil packs can fail, leading to engine misfires and reduced performance. Replacing faulty coil packs promptly is essential.
  4. Cooling System Complications: Problems with the water pump and thermostat module are common. These issues can cause the engine to overheat if not resolved in a timely manner.
  5. Inlet Clogging: Due to the direct injection system, the inlet manifold can become clogged over time, affecting engine performance and fuel efficiency. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help mitigate this issue.
  6. Turbocharger Issues: While turbocharger failures are less common, they do occur, particularly in vehicles with poor service histories. Ensuring regular maintenance and proper servicing can help prevent turbo failures.
  • Transmission

The B8 and B8.5 Passat come equipped with the improved DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) twin-clutch transmission, which has overcome many issues seen in earlier models:

  1. Clutch Pack and Mechatronic Unit: Although rare, issues with the clutch pack and the mechatronic unit can occur, especially with poor servicing and harsh driving. Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of these components.
  2. Overall Reliability: The DSG transmissions in these models are generally more reliable than their predecessors. However, maintaining regular service intervals and ensuring proper vehicle treatment are essential to avoid potential problems.
  • Summary

The 6th generation B8 and B8.5 Volkswagen Passat is a sophisticated and reliable vehicle but, like many modern Volkswagen Group vehicles, it has its share of potential issues. Regular maintenance and adherence to service schedules are crucial for preventing common problems associated with both diesel and petrol engines. By understanding these issues and taking proactive steps, owners can enjoy a dependable and efficient driving experience with their Passat.

 

Exterior

  • It is critical to regularly clear all drainage holes, especially around the sunroof, as blocked drainage holes can lead to water ingress, causing significant damage to the electronics.
  • Speaking of electronics, there are reports of electronic issues increasing as the vehicle ages, such as lighting malfunctions, power window problems, and boot latch failures. Although these issues are not widespread, they can be troublesome when they occur.
  • Some owners report dissatisfaction with the quality of plastics and trim around the windows, noting that aging plastics can come loose, causing squeaks and rattles.
  • Another common issue across many Volkswagen models is the bonnet cable, which can stretch or break, complicating engine access. Replacement cables are notably expensive.
  • Additionally, the bonnet’s design and angle make it highly susceptible to stone chips.

 

Interior

  • Various noise complaints have been reported by owners, including rattles from the tailgate in wagons, squeaks from door pillars, and rattling from the dashboard.
  • Some specific noises, such as rattling from the gauge cluster area, can occur under specific conditions like hot weather.
  • The USB input is prone to collecting dirt and debris due to its upward-facing position, making it difficult to clean.
  • Infotainment screens may develop issues with dead pixels or lines of dead pixels.
  • Higher-spec models with button-less climate control have received complaints about their usability, with physical buttons and knobs preferred for their ease of use without diverting attention from the road.
  • Various reports of minor electronic issues include unresponsive buttons and slow infotainment systems.
  • More serious issues include the electronic park brake occasionally failing to disengage, requiring a tow.
  • Seat bolsters have also received complaints for being too narrow, too firm, or too high, making entry and exit uncomfortable for some drivers.
  • Additionally, interior trim, particularly on driver and passenger door handles, can show premature signs of wear.

 

Mechanically:

  • Diesel Engines

The diesel engines in the B8 and B8.5 Passat are generally reliable but do present several typical issues:

  1. Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) and Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Problems: These issues are prevalent among modern common rail diesel engines. DPFs can become clogged, leading to reduced performance and increased emissions. EGR systems can also fail, causing engine inefficiency and potential damage.
  2. Injector Seal Leaks: Reports indicate frequent injector seal leaks, which can result in fuel leakage and reduced engine performance. Prompt repair is essential to prevent further damage.
  3. Valve Cover Oil Leaks: Oil leaks from the valve cover are common. These leaks need to be addressed quickly to avoid more severe engine issues, such as oil contamination and reduced lubrication.
  4. Engine Breather Complications: Problems with the engine breather system can lead to increased oil consumption and potential engine damage.
  5. Cooling System Leaks: Leaks in the cooling system are typically due to the premature deterioration of engine bay plastics. Regular inspection and maintenance of the cooling system are necessary to prevent overheating and potential engine damage.
  6. Timing Belt: The timing belt must be replaced every 105,000 kilometers or every 7 years, whichever comes first. Sticking to this maintenance schedule is crucial, as failure to do so can result in significant engine damage due to timing belt failure.
  • Petrol Engines

The 2.0 L turbo petrol engines in the B8 and B8.5 Passat, while an improvement over earlier incarnations of this EA888 engine, are not without their issues:

  1. Timing Chain: These engines feature a timing chain instead of a belt, which typically does not require regular replacement. However, issues with chain tensioners and guides are known and can cause severe engine damage if not addressed.
  2. High Oil Consumption: Many owners report unusually high oil consumption. Regular monitoring of oil levels and timely top-ups are necessary to ensure engine longevity.
  3. Coil Pack Failures: Coil packs can fail, leading to engine misfires and reduced performance. Replacing faulty coil packs promptly is essential.
  4. Cooling System Complications: Problems with the water pump and thermostat module are common. These issues can cause the engine to overheat if not resolved in a timely manner.
  5. Inlet Clogging: Due to the direct injection system, the inlet manifold can become clogged over time, affecting engine performance and fuel efficiency. Regular cleaning and maintenance can help mitigate this issue.
  6. Turbocharger Issues: While turbocharger failures are less common, they do occur, particularly in vehicles with poor service histories. Ensuring regular maintenance and proper servicing can help prevent turbo failures.
  • Transmission

The B8 and B8.5 Passat come equipped with the improved DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox) twin-clutch transmission, which has overcome many issues seen in earlier models:

  1. Clutch Pack and Mechatronic Unit: Although rare, issues with the clutch pack and the mechatronic unit can occur, especially with poor servicing and harsh driving. Regular maintenance is key to ensuring the longevity of these components.
  2. Overall Reliability: The DSG transmissions in these models are generally more reliable than their predecessors. However, maintaining regular service intervals and ensuring proper vehicle treatment are essential to avoid potential problems.
  • Summary

The 6th generation B8 and B8.5 Volkswagen Passat is a sophisticated and reliable vehicle but, like many modern Volkswagen Group vehicles, it has its share of potential issues. Regular maintenance and adherence to service schedules are crucial for preventing common problems associated with both diesel and petrol engines. By understanding these issues and taking proactive steps, owners can enjoy a dependable and efficient driving experience with their Passat.

 

Should you buy it?

When considering the 6th generation B8/8.5 Volkswagen Passat, it’s essential to be discerning about the specific example and condition. We’d recommend avoiding lower-spec or older examples, as for a similar price, you could opt for a Mazda 6 in either sedan or wagon form. The Mazda 6 matches the Passat in terms of the subjective points such as driving experience and aesthetics, and it often proves to be more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Not to mention, is likely to retain value more than the Passat.

For those interested in the Allroad versions of the Passat, it’s worth considering a Subaru Outback as an alternative. While the Outback has its own set of issues, such as problems with the CVT transmission, it remains a competitive option in this segment.

However, if you are looking at the high-performance 206TSI R-Line, few cars can match its capabilities. Despite not being perfect and requiring meticulous maintenance to avoid significant issues, this model stands out. Ensuring that the vehicle has an impeccable service history is crucial, as is being prepared to invest a few thousand dollars in potential repairs, such as replacing the water pump and thermostat.

In summary, if you find a well-maintained 206TSI R-Line with a perfect service record and are prepared for the possible maintenance costs, it can be an outstanding vehicle. When at its best, the 206TSI R-Line delivers an exceptional driving experience.

When considering the 6th generation B8/8.5 Volkswagen Passat, it’s essential to be discerning about the specific example and condition. We’d recommend avoiding lower-spec or older examples, as for a similar price, you could opt for a Mazda 6 in either sedan or wagon form. The Mazda 6 matches the Passat in terms of the subjective points such as driving experience and aesthetics, and it often proves to be more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Not to mention, is likely to retain value more than the Passat.

For those interested in the Allroad versions of the Passat, it’s worth considering a Subaru Outback as an alternative. While the Outback has its own set of issues, such as problems with the CVT transmission, it remains a competitive option in this segment.

However, if you are looking at the high-performance 206TSI R-Line, few cars can match its capabilities. Despite not being perfect and requiring meticulous maintenance to avoid significant issues, this model stands out. Ensuring that the vehicle has an impeccable service history is crucial, as is being prepared to invest a few thousand dollars in potential repairs, such as replacing the water pump and thermostat.

In summary, if you find a well-maintained 206TSI R-Line with a perfect service record and are prepared for the possible maintenance costs, it can be an outstanding vehicle. When at its best, the 206TSI R-Line delivers an exceptional driving experience.

Should you buy it?

When considering the 6th generation B8/8.5 Volkswagen Passat, it’s essential to be discerning about the specific example and condition. We’d recommend avoiding lower-spec or older examples, as for a similar price, you could opt for a Mazda 6 in either sedan or wagon form. The Mazda 6 matches the Passat in terms of the subjective points such as driving experience and aesthetics, and it often proves to be more reliable and cheaper to maintain. Not to mention, is likely to retain value more than the Passat.

For those interested in the Allroad versions of the Passat, it’s worth considering a Subaru Outback as an alternative. While the Outback has its own set of issues, such as problems with the CVT transmission, it remains a competitive option in this segment.

However, if you are looking at the high-performance 206TSI R-Line, few cars can match its capabilities. Despite not being perfect and requiring meticulous maintenance to avoid significant issues, this model stands out. Ensuring that the vehicle has an impeccable service history is crucial, as is being prepared to invest a few thousand dollars in potential repairs, such as replacing the water pump and thermostat.

In summary, if you find a well-maintained 206TSI R-Line with a perfect service record and are prepared for the possible maintenance costs, it can be an outstanding vehicle. When at its best, the 206TSI R-Line delivers an exceptional driving experience.

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Models, pricing & features

Volkswagen Passat-7

132TSI

Price when new: $34,990 - $36,790

Price used: $15,400 - $25,600

Equipment

  • 12V Socket(s) – Auxiliary
  • 17″ Alloy Wheels
  • 4 Wheel Disc Brakes
  • 8 Speaker Stereo
  • ABS (Antilock Brakes)
  • Adjustable Steering Col. – Tilt & Reach
  • Air Cond. – Climate Control Multi-Zone
  • Air Conditioning – Pollen Filter
  • Air Conditioning – Sensor for Humidity
  • Air Conditioning – Sensor for Pollutants
  • Airbag – Driver
  • Airbag – Knee Driver
  • Airbag – Passenger
  • Airbags – Head for 1st Row Seats (Front)
  • Airbags – Head for 2nd Row Seats
  • Airbags – Side for 1st Row Occupants (Front)
  • Airbags – Side for 2nd Row Occupants (rear)
  • Armrest – Front Centre (Shared)
  • Armrest – Rear Centre (Shared)
  • Audio – AAC Decoder
  • Audio – Aux Input Socket (MP3/CD/Cassette)
  • Audio – Aux Input USB Socket
  • Audio – MP3 Decoder
  • Audio Decoder – WMA
  • Bluetooth System
  • Body Colour – Bumpers
  • Body Colour – Door Handles
  • Body Colour – Exterior Mirrors Partial
  • Bottle Holders – 1st Row
  • Brake Assist
  • Brake Emergency Display – Hazard/Stoplights
  • Brakes – Regenerative
  • CD Player
  • Camera – Rear Vision
  • Cargo Tie Down Hooks/Rings
  • Central Locking – Once Mobile
  • Central Locking – Remote/Keyless
  • Chrome Air Vents Surrounds
  • Chrome Grille
  • Chrome Window Surrounds – Exterior
  • Clock – Analogue
  • Clock – Digital
  • Colour Display Screen – Front
  • Control – Electronic Stability
  • Control – Park Distance Front
  • Control – Park Distance Rear
  • Control – Traction
  • Cruise Control
  • Cup Holders – 1st Row
  • Cup Holders – 2nd Row
  • Daytime Running Lamps
  • Disc Brakes Front Ventilated
  • Disc Brakes Rear Solid
  • Door Pockets – 1st row (Front)
  • Door Pockets – 2nd row (rear)
  • Driver Attention Detection
  • EBD (Electronic Brake Force Distribution)
  • Electronic Differential Lock
  • Engine – Stop Start System (When at idle)
  • Engine Immobiliser
  • Floor Mats
  • Fog Lamp/s – Rear
  • GPS (Satellite Navigation)
  • Glovebox – Cooled
  • Headlamps – Clear Lenses
  • Headlamps – Electric Level Adjustment
  • Headlamps – See me home
  • Headlamps Automatic (light sensitive)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 1st Row (Front)
  • Headrests – Adjustable 2nd Row x3
  • Heated Washer Jets
  • Hill Holder
  • Independent Front Suspension
  • Independent Rear Suspension
  • Leather Gear Knob
  • Leather Steering Wheel
  • Lock Nuts
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 1st Row
  • Map/Reading Lamps – for 2nd Row
  • Memory Card Reader
  • Metallic Finish Door Inserts
  • Metallic Finish Interior Inserts
  • Multi-function Control Screen – Colour
  • Multi-function Steering Wheel
  • Park Brake – Electric
  • Parking Assist – Graphical Display
  • Power Door Mirrors – Heated
  • Power Steering
  • Power Steering – Electric Assist
  • Power Steering – Speed Sensitive
  • Radio – Analogue
  • Rain Sensor (Auto wipers)
  • Rear View Mirror – Electric Anti Glare
  • Remote Boot/Hatch Release
  • Seat – Driver with Electric Lumbar
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Driver
  • Seat – Height Adjustable Passenger
  • Seat – Rear Opening for Skis/boot access
  • Seatback Pockets – 1st Row (Front) seats
  • Seatbelt – Adjustable Height 1st Row
  • Seatbelt – Load Limiters 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 1st Row (Front)
  • Seatbelt – Pretensioners 2nd Row(Rear Outer seats)
  • Seatbelts – Lap/Sash for 5 seats
  • Seats – 2nd Row (3 position)
  • Seats – 2nd Row Split Fold
  • Seats – Bucket (Front)
  • Smart Device App Display/Control
  • Smart Device Integration – Android Auto
  • Smart Device Integration – Apple CarPlay
  • Spare Wheel – Full Size Alloy Wheel
  • Speed Limiter
  • Starter Button
  • Storage Compartment – Centre Console 1st Row
  • Storage Compartment – In Cargo Area
  • Storage Compartment – Overhead Console 1st Row
  • Storage Compartment – in Dash
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirrors Dual
  • Tacho
  • Tail Lamps – LED
  • Trim – Cloth
  • Trip Computer
  • Tyre Pressure Sensor
  • Warning – Driver Fatigue
  • Warning – Speed Alert

MY17 update

  • Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Front Passenger
  • Power Windows – Remote Control Open/Close
  • Sunvisor – Illuminated Vanity Mirror for Driver

MY18 update

  • Audio – Input for iPod
  • Chrome Interior highlights
  • Collision Mitigation – Reversing
  • Headlamps – Halogen
  • Illuminated – Entry/Exit with Fade
  • Keyless Start:- Key/FOB Proximity related

132TSI Comfortline

Price when new: $39,990 - $42,790

Price used: $17,800 - $30,000

Adds

  • Blind Spot Sensor
  • Central Locking – Key Proximity
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (High speed)
  • Collision Mitigation – Forward (Low speed)
  • Collision Warning – Forward
  • Cruise Control – Distance Control
  • Fog Lamps – Front
  • Heated Seats – 1st Row
  • Inbuilt Harddisk Drive
  • Lamps – Cornering Side Indicator Activated
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Lane Keeping – Active Assist
  • Leather Seats – Partial
  • Sports Seats – 1st Row (Front)
  • Voice Recognition
  • Warning – Rear Cross Traffic (when reversing)

MY17 update

  • Electric Seat – Drivers with Massaging
  • Electric Seat – Drivers with Memory
  • Electric Seat – Passenger
  • Power Door Mirrors – Anti Glare
  • Power Door Mirrors – Auto Dipping (Reversing)
  • Power Door Mirrors – Folding
  • Power Door Mirrors – with Memory

MY18 update

  • Illuminated (puddle lamps) Door Mirrors

140TDI Highline

Price when new: $45,990 - $47,490

Price used: $19,500 - $28,600

Adds

  • 18″ Alloy Wheels
  • Alarm
  • Alarm with Motion Sensor
  • Alarm with Tow Away Protection
  • Chrome Exterior Highlights
  • Driving Mode – Selectable
  • Leather Seats – Nappa

MY18 update

  • Gloss Finish Inserts in Centre Stack/ HVAC

140TDI Alltrack

Price when new: $49,290 - $50,790

Price used: $21,200 - $31,200

Adds

  • Chrome Door Mirrors
  • Chrome Exhaust Tip(s)
  • Grab Handle – Drivers Side
  • Grab Handle – Passengers Side
  • Grab Handles – 2nd Row
  • Guard – Sump
  • Metallic Finish Centre Console
  • Metallic Finish Centre Stack/ HVAC
  • Metallic Finish Dash Board
  • Power Windows – Front & Rear
  • Scuff Plates (on door sills)
  • Seats – 2nd Row (Rear) Flat Folding

MY18 update

  • Headlining – Colour
  • Interior – Badging/ Logo

206TSI R-Line

Price when new: $57,990 - $67,690

Price used: $0 - $57,200

Adds

  • 19″ Alloy Wheels
  • Ambient Lighting – Interior
  • Body Kit – Lower (skirts
  • F & R Aprons)
  • Cargo Net
  • Control – Electronic Damper
  • Daytime Running Lamps – LED
  • Digital Instrument Display – Full
  • Disc Brakes Rear Ventilated
  • Exhaust System – Dual
  • Floor Mats – Custom
  • Footwell Lamps – Front
  • Gear Shift Paddles behind Steering Wheel
  • Gloss Finish Inserts
  • Headlamp Washers
  • Headlamps – Active (Cornering/steering)
  • Headlamps – LED
  • Headlining Trimmed
  • Leather Seats – Embossed
  • Metallic Finish Steering Wheel
  • Parking Assistance – Automated Steering
  • Pedals – Sports
  • Power Steering – Variable Ratio (more lock faster)
  • Rear Windows – Extra Dark/Privacy
  • Spoiler – Front
  • Steering Wheel – Sports
  • Suspension – Sports

MY18 update

  • 4 Wheel Ventilated Disc Brakes

MY19 update

  • Body Side Mouldings – Chrome
  • Courtesy Lamps – in Doors Front
  • Courtesy Lamps – in Doors Rear
  • Digital Instrument Display – Partial

Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition

Price when new: $54,990

Price used: $26,300 - $34,100

Adds

  • Gloss Finish Inserts in Centre Console
  • Gloss Finish Instruments Surround

140TSI Business

Price when new: $45,990 - $48,990

Price used: $33,300 - $43,300

Adds

  • Blind – Power Rear
  • Blinds – Side Windows Rear
  • Control – Corner Braking
  • Control – Pedestrian Avoidance with Braking
  • Fog Lamps – Front LED

MY22 update

  • Accident Preparation – Occupant Protection
  • Radio – Digital (DAB+)
  • USB Socket(s) – Charging

162TSI Elegance

Price when new: $51,790 - $57,690

Price used: $0 - $48,400

Adds

  • Air Conditioning – Rear
  • Camera – Front Vision
  • Camera – Side Vision
  • Collision Warning – Rearward
  • Cruise Control – with Brake Function (limiter)
  • Glass Roof – with Power Blind
  • Headlamps – High Beam Active Shadowing
  • Heat Insulated – Side Windows
  • Seat – Ventilated Drivers Side
  • Seat – Ventilated Passenger Side
  • Sunroof – Electric
  • Tyres – Self Sealing

Alltrack 162TSI

Price when new: $46,990 - $50,690

Price used: $0 - $42,400

Adds

  • Electric Seat – Drivers
  • Skid Plate – Front

MY22 update

  • Metallic Finish Door Mirrors

Alltrack 162TSI Premium

Price when new: $58,790 - $62,690

Price used: $0 - $52,800

Adds

  • 10 Speaker Stereo
  • Amplifier – 1 Separate
  • Premium Sound System
  • Subwoofer

Tech specs

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 132kW / 250Nm (132TSI 2015 – 2019, 132TSI Comfortline 2015 – 2019)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 140kW / 400Nm (140TDI Highline 2015 – 2018, 140TDI Alltrack 2015 – 2018, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition 2016 – 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 206kW / 350Nm (206TSI R-Line 2016 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 140kW / 320Nm (140TSI Business 2019 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 162kW / 350Nm (162TSI Elegance 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI Premium 2020 – 2022)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 140TSI Business, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, 206TSI R-Line, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 162TSI Elegance)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline)
  • 4.4 – 5.6 / 100km (140TDI Highline)
  • 5.1 – 6.4 / 100km (140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)
  • 7.1 – 9.9 / 100km (206TSI R-Line)
  • 5.2 – 8.3 / 100km (140TSI Business)
  • 6.2 – 8.9 / 100km (162TSI Elegance)
  • 7.0 – 10.1 / 100km (Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)

Length

  • 4767mm – 4775mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 4767mm – 4780mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1832mm – 1835mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1832mm – 1853mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1456mm – 1461mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1477mm – 1530mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2791mm (All

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 132kW / 250Nm (132TSI 2015 – 2019, 132TSI Comfortline 2015 – 2019)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 140kW / 400Nm (140TDI Highline 2015 – 2018, 140TDI Alltrack 2015 – 2018, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition 2016 – 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 206kW / 350Nm (206TSI R-Line 2016 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 140kW / 320Nm (140TSI Business 2019 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 162kW / 350Nm (162TSI Elegance 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI Premium 2020 – 2022)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 140TSI Business, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, 206TSI R-Line, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 162TSI Elegance)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline)
  • 4.4 – 5.6 / 100km (140TDI Highline)
  • 5.1 – 6.4 / 100km (140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)
  • 7.1 – 9.9 / 100km (206TSI R-Line)
  • 5.2 – 8.3 / 100km (140TSI Business)
  • 6.2 – 8.9 / 100km (162TSI Elegance)
  • 7.0 – 10.1 / 100km (Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)

Length

  • 4767mm – 4775mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 4767mm – 4780mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1832mm – 1835mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1832mm – 1853mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1456mm – 1461mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1477mm – 1530mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2791mm (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 2200kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2015 (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 206TSI R-Line, 140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 140TSI Business, 162TSI Elegance, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)
  • Not tested (140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)

Body Styles

  • 4 door Sedan
  • 5 door Wagon

Engine Specs

  • 1.8 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 132kW / 250Nm (132TSI 2015 – 2019, 132TSI Comfortline 2015 – 2019)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-diesel, 140kW / 400Nm (140TDI Highline 2015 – 2018, 140TDI Alltrack 2015 – 2018, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition 2016 – 2018)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 206kW / 350Nm (206TSI R-Line 2016 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 140kW / 320Nm (140TSI Business 2019 – 2022)
  • 2.0 litre, 4-cylinder turbo-petrol, 162kW / 350Nm (162TSI Elegance 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI 2020 – 2022, Alltrack 162TSI Premium 2020 – 2022)

Transmission

  • 7-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 140TSI Business, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)
  • 6-speed Sports Automatic Dual Clutch (140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, 206TSI R-Line, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 162TSI Elegance)

Fuel Consumption

  • 5.2 – 7.3 / 100km (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline)
  • 4.4 – 5.6 / 100km (140TDI Highline)
  • 5.1 – 6.4 / 100km (140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)
  • 7.1 – 9.9 / 100km (206TSI R-Line)
  • 5.2 – 8.3 / 100km (140TSI Business)
  • 6.2 – 8.9 / 100km (162TSI Elegance)
  • 7.0 – 10.1 / 100km (Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)

Length

  • 4767mm – 4775mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 4767mm – 4780mm (5 door Wagon)

Width

  • 1832mm – 1835mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1832mm – 1853mm (5 door Wagon)

Height

  • 1456mm – 1461mm (4 door Sedan)
  • 1477mm – 1530mm (5 door Wagon)

Wheelbase

  • 2791mm (All Models)

Towing

  • 750kg (unbraked) – 2200kg (braked) (All Models)

Ancap Ratings

  • 5 stars, tested 2015 (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 206TSI R-Line, 140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition, 140TSI Business, 162TSI Elegance, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)
  • Not tested (140TDI Alltrack, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)

Warranty & servicing

Warranty

  • 3 years / unlimited km (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 140TDI Highline, 140TDI Alltrack, 206TSI R-Line, Alltrack Wolfsburg Edition)
  • 5 years / unlimited km (132TSI, 132TSI Comfortline, 206TSI R-Line, 140TSI Business, 162TSI Elegance, Alltrack 162TSI, Alltrack 162TSI Premium)

Servicing

  • 15,000 km / 12 months (All Models)

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