2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Clean
April 29, 2014
I popped the hood to check the oil in our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI, which is usually a dirty job. Not only was the dipstick clearly visible, and made of plastic so I didn't burn my fingers, but there was barely a speck of dust on the engine cover.
Usually, a film of oil builds up on the metal and plastic and then is covered by grime and dust. But you could have eaten a picnic lunch off the top of this engine. It must be an extremely well-sealed engine compartment.
And, no, the engine didn't need oil.
Philip Reed, Senior Consumer Advice Editor @ 6,890 miles