actually the 3 wagon cargo area is tiny. so as
far as cargo area the Passat and X3 are much closer. and yes apples to oranges. but certainly worth comparing. we comapred the x3, 3 wagon , 5 wagon and x5, as well as the new Q7. they are all different - but we want to find which one fits us best. the X5 and Q7 were too large. the 3 wagon MUCH too small.