2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

Finding the perfect vehicle can be quite the task because the automotive market is filled with options. One of the largest segments in the market is the sedan, which offers what seems to be endless choices for drivers looking for a traditional vehicle option. Our team here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica is working to make the shopping process easier for drivers by providing detailed information on how Volkswagen stacks up against its competition.

For this comparison, we’re going to focus on the 2017 VW Passat and show drivers how it compares to the popular 2017 Honda Accord. These vehicles have a similar starting price point and offer a lot of the same features, but we’re going to take it a step further to show drivers some of the differences between the two. Let’s dive in for more!

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2017 VW Passat 1.8T S 2017 Honda Accord LX
170-hp, 1.8-liter I-4 Engine 185-hp, 2.4-liter I-4
27 mpg Combined MPG 26 mpg
15.9 cu. ft. Cargo Volume 15.8 cu. ft.
6 Number of Speakers 4

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As we can see from the chart above, the 2017 VW Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord have a lot of the same features to offer. It’s important to note that we’re comparing the entry level base models for both vehicles, so keep in mind there are additional trims with more features and improved performance capabilities. Although the Accord LX is more powerful overall, the Passat holds onto a slightly higher combined fuel economy and just a wee bit more space in the trunk.

With seating for five, both the Passat and the Accord offer spacious, comfortable rides for drivers and their passengers. The Passat has a convenient 60/40-split folding bench seat, whereas the Accord just has a full bench. Cargo space and storage is easier to come by in the Passat. Standard features for both vehicles include cruise control, daytime running lights, low tire pressure indicators and remote keyless entry. The Passat has standard cargo tie downs and a compass, which are not available in the Accord.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Passat are welcome to contact our team here at Volkswagen of Santa Monica for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel of this classic sedan by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Passat headlights
2017 VW Passat dashboard
2017 VW Passat seating
2017 VW Passat front grille

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