Volkswagen Passat Rack Installation Photos

The Volkswagen Passat a mid-size sedan that has been in VW's lineup since 1973, and is also available as a 5dr wagon.

To find the best fitting rack for your Volkswagen Passat choose one of the following:


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Camping See all Camping

You'll never have more fun camping than with with the convenience of a rooftop car tent, an awning for shade, and even an electric cooler; no ice needed! Adventure means overlanding with all the gear you need to survive in comfort. Adventure means getting out to the lake, forest, mountains, or deserts ready to take it all in, and take it all on. Here you’ll find all of our adventure, camping, and overlanding gear for your Volkswagen Passat.

A 2010 VW Passat wagon fitted with a Thule Evo Raised rail crossbar system and a Tepui Kukenam roof top tent

Other Products See all Other Products

Locks, child carriers, travel bags, and more!

Cargo & Luggage Racks See all Cargo & Luggage Racks

Cargo Boxes and Luggage Racks let you bring everything with you. The first choice you need to make is if you want a cargo box, cargo bag, or cargo basket. Each has their own advantages and disadvantages, but in as few words as possible: cargo boxes are best for skis & boards, and anything you need to keep dry. Cargo baskets are ideal for offroad vehicles, and cargo bags give you the capacity, without breaking the bank.

2015 Volkswagen Passat With Thule Evo clamp system, and Thule Motion Alpine
Yakima Landing Pad Yakima Skyline tower, Yakima 4 pack cores, Yakima HD Bar SL adapter, Thule 60 inch Install Tracks installed on Volkswagen Passat 2021
Thule roof rack and Force XT L on a 2014 Volkswagen Passat Sedan.
This is a custom 1996 VW Passat cargo box/cargo carrier roof rack system.

Ski & Snowboard Racks See all Ski & Snowboard Racks

Ski and Snowboard racks are the winter companion you need. Getting yourself to and from the mountain is your job; getting your skis and snowboards there easily and safely is ours. Our selection of ski racks lead the way in both safety and ski and snowboard protection for above or behind your Volkswagen Passat. Choose a category below and find the best wintersport rack for your Volkswagen Passat.

Kayak Racks See all Kayak Racks

Kayak Racks provide a way to transport your kayak(s) from storage to the shore. We carry a full range of Kayak Racks for all of your needs. No matter if you have just one boat, or a bunch, or if you need help loading your kayak on your roof alone, we have the Kayak Rack solution for you.

Bike Racks See all Bike Racks

Bike Racks provide a means of carrying a bike on your Volkswagen Passats roof, trunk, spare tire, pick-up bed, or hitch. Our bike racks are secure, affordable, and versatile, guaranteed to get you and your bikes to the head of the trail.

This is a custom 2007 VW Passat hitch mount bike rack system.
Volkswagen Passat Bike Racks installation

This rack setup uses the following products:
(Some of these products are unavailable)

We suggest these current products:

This is a custom 2004 VW Passat bike roof rack system.

Base Roof Rack Systems See all Base Roof Rack Systems

Base Rack Systems are the foundation to a dependable roof rack. All of the Base Roof Rack Systems brands we sell are dependable multi-purpose load carriers that allow you to mount bikes, skis, snowboards, kayaks, canoes, cargo, and more to your roof

42" Custom Tracks with Rhino Rack Crossbar System on this Volkswagen Passat!
Thule Wingbar 135 on a Clamp Evo system, 2018 VW Passat
Volkswagen Passat Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Volkswagen Passat Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Volkswagen Passat Base Roof Rack Systems installation
Volkswagen Passat Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:

2004 Volkswagen Passat wagon with a Yakima base roof rack system.
2010 Volkswagen Passat sporting a new Hitch, Helium 3, a 450R system and then topped off with a Thule ProRide and a Motion XT L cargo box
This is a custom 2012 VW Passat base roof rack system. The Whispbar system has since been replaced by the Yakima Flushbar, please contact your rack installer regarding the proper sizing of bars for you custom installation.
Volkswagen Passat Base Roof Rack Systems installation

This rack setup uses the following products:
(Some of these products are unavailable)

We suggest these current products: