2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI Long-Term Road Test

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Seat Comfort

February 14, 2014

2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI

Not only do I find the sport seats in our 2013 VW Passat TDI SEL Premium super comfortable, I also really like the quality of the materials.

The leather feels nice and soft, but it's the soft inserts I appreciate most. Not sure if they're real suede, and Volkswagen doesn't call them out in its press material. But real or faux, they've got my vote.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor @ 13,606 miles


  • bc1960 bc1960 Posts:

    It's a variety of Dinamica® microfiber fabric . It's made from recycled polyester using a solvent-free process and sunlight-resistant dyes, and is also resistant to stretching and pilling.

  • rickallen rickallen Posts:

    If not already answered (can't see other comments), the suede material is faux. It's supposedly made from fibers extracted from recycled plastic bottles called Dinamica. It's touted as a breathable, ecologically friendly, and durable alternative to suede.

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