2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI: External Trunk Lid Hinges
May 20, 2014
External trunk lid hinges on our 2014 Volkswagen Passat TSI are the only blemish on an otherwise excellent trunk design. The Passat has a large opening for easy cargo loading and it is spacious, to the tune of 15.9 cubic feet. Divided cubbies near either taillight offer space for storing delicate items as well. There is a lot to like, here.
I only wish there was a way to tuck these hinges away so they don't impede on the storage area. Sure, it may be infrequent that cargo and hinge come in contact. And VW certainly isn't the only manufacturer guilty of this. But I don't think that makes it okay.
Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 7,836 miles