2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Made for Big Moments
March 18, 2014
I recently volunteered to indebt myself to a bank for far, far too long. But driving the 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI on the multiple fact-finding missions toward this end somewhat alleviated this grim prospect. The Passat feels like an adult's car.
The mute and weighted door closing, the cabin's clean horizontal lines and amenities, the easy phone and media interface: it all makes the Passat feel like a car to get things done. Even the chrome door sill whispers achievement.
Some of us say the Passat has zero personality. Actually, that's only Josh Jacquot. Dynamically speaking, that's true enough. This just isn't your car for Sunday morning road carvings, but I sleep late on Sundays anyway. But when I'm driving around town, walking myself into a banker's net, I'm fine with a car that at least suggests I'm doing something right. If only they offered the wagon.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor