2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Lots of Rear Legroom

April 1, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

I've driven our long-term 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI several times, but until recently, I'd never been in the backseat. I was curious to see what kind of room it provided for a human-sized guinea pig, so I set the front seat position about an inch farther back than I normally would (I'm about 5-feet-9-inches tall) and climbed in the back.

It turns out that the backseat of this Passat is seriously roomy. My knees had plenty of real-estate to spare.

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

There were several inches of leftover legroom and more than enough headroom for someone of my average stature. So if your childhood was anything like mine and your taller, older, notoriously reclining brother always shouted "Shotgun!" on the way out to the car, then rear legroom makes a big difference.

 

Passat

Accord

Fusion

Camry

Maxima

Rear Legroom

39.1 in.

38.5 in.

38.3 in.

36.8 in.

34.6 in.

While there isn't a huge gap between these rivals, an inch seems like a mile when you're stuck behind your big brother for hundreds of miles, with nothing to do but stare out the window and kick the seat.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 5,720 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2014 Volkswagen Passat in VA is:

$205 per month*
* Explanation
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