2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test


2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Dog Report

April 7, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Having taken our long-term 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI on a weeklong road trip to Sacramento and Sonoma with my dog, I was really able to put it through the paces for this dog report. And I didn't just dump Mya at my parents' house once I got to Sacramento. I took her EVERYwhere with me, even to the hospital to visit my dad. (So cool that they allowed dogs there. Really cheered him up to see her.)

So she was more than acquainted with the Passat's backseat, curling up as soon as she got back there. And the seat was low enough to accommodate her when she was too tired to jump into it, she'd just climb it. The air vents on the back of the front row center console were at face level for her, keeping her panting to a minimum. Again, love that the seatbelt fasteners protruded from the seat, for quick and easy buckling in.

I had put down a blanket for her to protect the seats so don't know if that helped limit fur getting everywhere but the mix of leather and suede seemed resistant to her grays.

Couldn't ask for a better dog hauler.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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