Volkswagen Passat review

Category: Executive car

Section: Passenger & boot space

Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD boot
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front head-on
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front static
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 rear static
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 front seats
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate rear tracking
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD dashboard
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD rear seats
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD boot
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front head-on
  • Volkswagen Passat saloon 2019 LHD UK plate front static
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 rear static
  • Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 front seats
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In this section:
  • Front space
  • Rear space
  • Seat folding and flexibility
  • Boot space

Passenger & boot space

How it copes with people and clutter

Front space

Even those over six feet tall will find plenty of space up front in the Volkswagen Passat, and it's wide enough that occupants won't feel uncomfortably close. It joins the Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb in feeling more spacious than premium executive cars such as the Audi A4, BMW 3 Series and Jaguar XE.

Volkswagen gives you buckets of storage space, too. This includes generous, carpeted door bins and a large glovebox, as well as cubbies and a pair of central cupholders behind the gear selector.

Volkswagen Passat Saloon 2019 LHD rear seats

Seat folding and flexibility

Every Passat saloon has 60/40 split rear seats and a ski hatch to make loading long items easier. That's not as flexible as the 3 Series' 40/20/40 arrangement (which is also available on the Passat Estate). 

Lumbar adjustment for the front passenger seat is standard across the range, as is six-way electronic adjustment. That can be upgraded to 14-way adjustment with a memory function, but it’s a fairly costly option on all trim levels.

Boot space