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in 2010 Wagons

Avg. Price Paid: $13,404 - $13,404
Original MSRP: $28,755 - $28,755
MPG: 22 City / 31 Hwy
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2010 Volkswagen Passat Wagon Interior

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On the whole, reviewers like the Passat Wagon's upscale interior.  While passenger space is average for the class, space in the wagon's cargo hold is generous.

  • "The interior is arguably the finest in this segment, boasting high-quality materials and a classy look." -- Edmunds
  • "Volkswagen's attention to detail and high-quality materials give the cabin a rich feel." -- Cars.com
  • "Interior trim options include wood, aluminum or composite, and standard leatherette seating gives even the base model an upscale feel." --  Kelley Blue Book

Seating

The Passat Wagon can seat five.  The front seats get good reviews for comfort, though some complain that the steering wheel doesn't adjust enough to make a comfortable driving position for all drivers.  The second row seats three across and reviewers say second row space and comfort is average for the class.

  • "Problems are still limited to seat bottoms that lack shape and thigh support." --  Edmunds
  • "Generous [front seat] room. A manual tilt- and telescopic-steering wheel is standard, but not all testers are able to find a comfortable driving position. Some cite the shape and support of the seat cushions as detractors to comfort. … Plenty of knee clearance [in the second row], but foot space is tight beneath the front seats." -- Consumer Guide
  • "Front space is ample, and the seats are indisputably firm but adequately comfortable, though the wide console is close to the driver's knee." --  Cars.com

Interior Features

Though the Passat Wagon has a long list of standard features, including power windows and door locks, a power driver's seat and climate control, not all the features are perfect. The standard upholstery is perforated leatherette, which reviewers say is as nice as the leather in some competitors.  For the most part, the interior features get solid reviews.

  • "Passat's interior is a puzzling mix of high-quality materials offset by budget-grade plastics and some dashboard panels that ring hollow instead of solid to the touch. One 4-cylinder powered test car suffered instrument-panel buzzing and rattles." -- Consumer Guide
  • "The VW Passat's comfortable and upscale cabin is one of its high points. Fit and finish is superb, and there's a feeling of precision to all the controls. Interior materials quality is first-rate -- the Passat is more akin to entry-level luxury sedans than family sedans in this regard." -- Edmunds

Cargo

The Passat Wagon has good cargo space. With the backseats in balce, the Passat Wagon has 35.8 cubic feet of cargo space.  With the backseats folded down, the Passat Wagon has a voluminous 72.8 cubic feet of cargo space -- more than some compact SUVs.

  • "Selecting the wagon over the sedan more than doubles the Passat's cargo volume: The sedan has a 14.2-cubic-foot trunk, while the wagon's cargo area measures 35.8 cubic feet." --  Cars.com
  • "The cargo opening is low and wide, and there's plenty of room for lots of stuff. If you need more space, the rear seats fold entirely forward to create a giant cargo area." -- The Chicago Sun-Times

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