CARS.COM — For 2016, Volkswagen refreshed its Passat midsize sedan, adding some life to the exterior with sharper creases to its front and rear ends. While families will likely approve of the new look, they’ll also be happy to find that the Passat’s enormous backseat is unchanged. It maintains its roomy 39.1 inches of legroom for 2016, which helped it perform well in our Car Seat Check.
How many car seats fit in the second row? Two
What We Like
- The Passat has two sets of lower Latch anchors in the outboard rear seats, and they’re a snap to find and use. The three top tether anchors sit on the rear shelf behind the backseat’s head restraints. They’re well marked and easy to use.
- To fit the rear-facing infant seat, we had to move the front passenger seat forward less than an inch. Our 5-foot-6-inch tester still had plenty of legroom.
- Both the rear- and forward-facing convertibles installed easily and fit well in the backseat.
- After lifting the head restraint, the high-back booster seat fit well.
What We Don’t
- The seat belt buckles sit low in the bottom seat cushions, making it difficult for kids in booster seats to use independently.