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Which Passat is better, diesel or petrol?

Asked by Greg Brownbill

I'm looking at buying a 2014 VW Passat. Which is the better choice petrol or diesel, or are they both ok?

Answered by CarsGuide

7 Oct 2016 Graham Smith

Both are fine choices. I believe it comes down to the use you plan for it. A diesel works at its best when it's constantly running and fully warmed-up, preferably at a constant speed. The petrol engine is better in transient traffic conditions where the car is always accelerating or slowing. If you live in the city I would go for the petrol engine, if you live out of town then the diesel is probably better.

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