2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord

We want you to be happy with your next vehicle purchase, and in order for that to happen, it's important that you understand your options. When it comes to the midsize sedan segment, you have a lot of choices. That's why we've done some research to compare the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord. So, read on to find out which model works best for you.

What you'll find with either of these models is that they are both spacious. You'll certainly find plenty of interior passenger and cargo space in either vehicle, though the Passat does have a slight edge in cargo space and rear seat legroom.

Similarities also exist in the standard engine for each model. Though the Accord has a slight edge in horsepower at 185 horsepower compared to the Passat's standard engine output of 170, VW's midsize sedan has the advantage in standard engine torque with 184 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat VS 2016 Honda Accord
1.8-liter, 4-cylinder Standard Engine 2.4-liter 4-cylinder
25 city/38 hwy Base MPG 23 city/34 hwy
39.1 in. Rear Seat Legroom 38.5 in.
Up to 15.9 cu ft Cargo Volume Up to 15.8 cu ft

Differences Between the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord

Both vehicles also offer similarly powered V6 engines, but where the two model's differ is in fuel economy. As you can see from the chart above, the Passat has a significant advantage in base mpg figures. Even the Accord's maximum highway mpg figure of 37 mpg doesn't quite meet the highway mpg capabilities of the 2016 Passat. The Passat also comes standard with the versatility of 60/40-split folding rear seats, and while the Accord comes standard with fold-down rear seats, the 60/40-split capability requires the higher Sport trim.

Certainly there are many similarities in the comparison between the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord, but key differences in fuel economy seem to give the Passat an edge. Don't just take our word for it though. Contact us at Findlay Volkswagen to schedule a test drive and get behind the wheel yourself.

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