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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Trunk Size Never Fails To Amaze

February 11, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

If you've got a school-aged kiddo like mine, you know the omnipresent roller bag. When I was a kid her age, I had a locker where I kept my school books and a small canvas backpack to haul homework back and forth. Now, however, lockers have gone extinct and laptops, chargers, textbooks, reading books, binders, lunch box, water bottle, and all manner of flotsam and jetsam travel to and from school every day.

The typical routine is to lower the rollerbag's telescoping handle before hoisting into the trunk. With the 2014 VW Passat's generously proportioned cargo hold, that's not necessary. So large is the 15.9 cubic-foot trunk that what normally looks like a lot of stuff looks almost silly in there.

Chris Walton, Chief Road Test Editor


Comments

  • quadricycle quadricycle Posts:

    Lockers have gone extinct? They're still in almost all high schools across the country... Also, your child brings a laptop to school? The school she attends must be very different from most...

  • hybris hybris Posts:

    I will admit that I didn't have a locker until junior high and on but I can attest to carrying 40-60 lbs of books to and from school on a daily basis. Builds character they said. As for trunk size just how many tied up Editors can you fit in there?

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