As we near home, we discussed about how much of a doddle it was travelling with the Passat. Sure, it lacks some necessary niceties that you can find in the Comfortline or Highline, but it was more than enough. It also makes up to those shortcomings by being gifted with the largest boot in its class — measuring in at 585 litres with the rear seats still up and available for rear passengers.
It also held quite a number of clutters within the cabin. Oddly, the passenger front side door does come with a bigger side pocket, but both stowage areas are huge enough to accommodate a 1-litre bottle easily.
But the best of all, the Passat managed to reach back home without emptying its tank out since we last filled it up at Juru while heading northbound. For a fact, there’s still a quarter amount of fuel left. That counts in going to Songkhla from Hat Yai, moving through stop-start traffic at the border, and completing a 410km final leg back home. Now that’s BlueMotion technology for you.
So if you’re in the market for a D-segment saloon, I do — wholeheartedly — suggest you to give this contender from Wolfsburg a shot. Worried about DSG issues? Fret not as it’s a reworked unit that does not only correct its past foibles, but tuned to give you the best in driving performance and efficiency. You do the judgement, and see it for yourself in all honesty. I am sold on this.