The Passat Estate’s boot is huge and well shaped, with a square opening - even in the four-wheel drive models. The load lip is fairly low, so you don’t have to lift items very far to be able to slide them into the boot, and being able to drop the seats one-handed from the boot opening is a big help. It’s just a shame that a variable-height boot floor is optional fit, because you need this to iron out the step in the load bay with the seats folded, and it offers convenient hidden storage.
There are also further storage packs, including a fairly pricey cargo management system that brings four sliding tie-down rings and straps, on top of the standard four fixed lashing eyes and two bag hooks. An electrically powered bootlid is optional across the range.
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