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VW Passat Estate is ‘Towcar of the Year 2011’

The Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI 170 Bluemotion Sport version has been awarded ‘Towcar of the Year 2011’.

The Volkswagen Passat Estate 2.0 TDI 170 Bluemotion Sport version has been awarded ‘Towcar of the Year 2011’. The car was praised by judges at Practical Caravan the Camping and Caravanning Club and What Car? for its combination of fuel efficiency, cheap running costs and good driving dynamics. As well as scooping the overall award the VW Passat won the 1,425-1,574kg weight class, while the smaller Volkswagen Golf 2.0 TDI Match five-door took top honours in the "up to 1,424kg" category.

If you are a high mileage driver the Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion is extremely fuel efficient. It has many highlights such as Bluetooth connectivity for the telephone unit, a superior quality stereo, an electronic handbrake and a 2Zone Climatronic air conditioning system. Inside the Volkswagen Passat BlueMotion it is smart and functional; the boot isn’t as big as some rivals but enough to cope with the demands of most families. The seats fold flat easily to give plenty of extended loadbay.

Nigel Donnelly, Practical Caravan editor said “the Volkswagen Passat Estate tows brilliantly. It's a pleasure to drive and travel in, economical to run and easy to live with. It also provides unshakeable stability and responsive steering, which leaves drivers fresh, ready to unhitch and start enjoying their holiday."