2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI: Nice Seat Upholstery Inserts
July 17, 2013
If you're buying a 2013 Volkswagen Passat TDI, you're not going to find one with cloth upholstery. Even the starting TDI SE model comes standard with leatherette (premium vinyl). But if you go with the top TDI trim level, the SEL Premium (like our car), you get leather upholstery with these front-seat faux-suede inserts.
For a midsize family sedan, this leather and faux suede (Volkswagen calls it "Dimamica") combination isn't very common. Yet I happen to like the way it looks and feels. I've driven a Passat with leatherette, and I much prefer the leather/suede combo of the SEL Premium. It gives off a premium vibe that nicely matches the character of the car.
Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 3,781 miles