2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI Long-Term Road Test

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2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: Using It as Intended

February 28, 2014

2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI

If you go by Volkswagen commercials, typical Passat owners would include dads who have kids super into Star Wars, goofy corporate types who air drum and sing Rush, dads who can't throw worth a damn, guys with tennis balls hanging in their garages, and "lucky" dads.

Hey, I think I qualify on all counts!

Well, technically, my son is too young to be into Star Wars, and my daughter much prefers princesses and ponies to Darth Vader and X-Wings. Besides that, though, our long-term 2014 VW Passat TSI is a great match for me.

The backseat is roomy, and it's easy to install child safety seats and to get little kids in and out. I like the new 1.8-liter engine for its mix of power and fuel economy. I also find the current generation model's interior and exterior design to be handsome and not overdone. This is a car I could see owning for a long time and not getting tired of it.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 4,674 miles

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Edmunds Insurance Estimator

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

$143 per month*
* Explanation