The latest in my series of extended test drives, the VW Passat TDI proved itself to be a long distance road trip champion. I’ll review the infotainment system later in this post, as this has become a focus of this little series, but what really makes the Passat stand out is more mechanical than electronic.
The Road Trip
I had the opportunity to test out the Passat TDI on a whirlwind trip to northern Ontario over a 4-day Labour Day long weekend.
Thursday evening was spent battling the rush hour commute out of Toronto, sprinting to our campsite in Killarney Provincial Park on the first epic leg of our journey. The next day after a rigorous morning hike and a swim, we followed the north shore of Georgian Bay to Sault Ste Marie in time for dinner and a nice hotel stay, leaving Saturday morning for our 2 night campsite stay in Lake Superior Provincial Park, with explorations in the park and onward to take in the zombie apocalypse motor inns of Wawa, Ontario.