The Passat Estate’s boot is massive, well shaped and only beaten by the Skoda Superb Estate’s. It dwarfs rivals such as the Audi A4 Avant and BMW 3 Series Touring. 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.
You even get a variable-height boot floor as standard, which, while making a separate storage area for delicate items, irons out the step in the load bay when the seats folded.
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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