2013 Ford Explorer Sport
2013 Ford Explorer SportEnlarge Photo
The Passat even fares well against some utility vehicles. Today's Ford Explorer has a third-row seat that has good leg room--but in second-row space, the Passat's 39.1 inches stack up handily against the 2013 Explorer's 39.8 inches.
Jeep Grand Wagoneer
Jeep Grand WagoneerEnlarge Photo
And finally, while we're keeping track, the Jeep Wagoneer in its early form rode on a wheelbase of about 110 inches. The Passat has the edge by about 0.4 inches--though the Jeep's the clear winner in ground clearance. And Pledge tasks.