2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

The VW Passat vs the Honda Accord is a classic rivalry in the midsize sedan segment. Year after year, these two continue to raise the bar for sedans everywhere. As close as the competition gets, the VW Passat always walks away with a win in some categories that the Accord just couldn’t match.

In the newest chapter of this storied rivalry, the 2017 VW Passat vs the 2017 Honda Accords ends with the Passat leaving its worthy adversary biting its dust. Just a few of this year’s critical categories in which the Honda Accord fell short are the base price, fuel economy, fuel capacity and rear legroom.

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2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord
$22,440 Starting MSRP $22,445
23/34 Fuel Economy (City/Highway) 23/32
18.5 Fuel Capacity (Gal.) 17.2
39.1 Rear Legroom (in.) 38.5

2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord Specs and Fuel Economy

The starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) is always a very important part of any car comparison. The car who cost less, no matter how big or small, is going to immediately grab the attention of the shopper. While the Passat’s MSRP is only $5 less than the Accord, you are still getting significantly more for less.

Both sedans earn 23 miles per gallon (mpg) in the city, but, on the highway, the 2017 Passat surpasses the 2017 Accord with an extra two mpg. Not only does it earn more miles per gallon, the Passat also stays on the road longer with its superior fuel capacity of 18.5 gallons.

Finally, a special spec for the passengers in the back seats, the Passat also offers more rear legroom than the Accord. Half an inch may not seem like a huge difference, but think about it for a minute. Most people have been squished into back seats, at some point in their lives, where they really could’ve used just a tiny bit of extra legroom. Why not give passengers that extra bit of comfort?

The 2017 VW Passat is a recipe for a happy driver, happy passengers and less stops for gas. For all of these reasons and more, the 2017 VW Passat earns a well-fought victory over the 2017 Honda Accord.

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2017 VW Passat Black Interior
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2017 VW Passat White Interior

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