2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Freeway Traffic

April 8, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

It was Cesar Chavez Day in the state of California, and in Los Angeles, we commuters celebrate all holidays, however state or nationally recognized. They typically mean lighter traffic, and on my route, a chance to push the speedometer past 35 mph.

Our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI was a welcome friend in and out of the fast lane. The spacious sedan's 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder is long on passing power, and I found myself actually enjoying my morning slog, instead of merely tolerating it.

Kelly Hellwig, News Editor


  • throwback throwback Posts:

    How is the seat comfort?

  • reminder reminder Posts:

    That 1.8 does have nice power characteristics. Less likely to get caught trying to make a pass only to politely slide back in line when you can't make the hole in time.

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