2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Trunk Size Never Fails To Amaze
February 11, 2014
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