Compare 2017 VW Passat vs Honda Accord Review

2017 VW Passat vs Honda Accord
2017 VW Passat vs Honda Accord
2017 VW Passat 2017 Honda Accord
Fuel Capacity
  18.5 gal. 17.2 gal.
Torque
  184 ft-lbs. @ 1500 rpm 181 ft-lbs. @ 3900 rpm
Rear leg room
  39.1 in. 38.5 in.

2017 VW Passat vs Honda Accord

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Manufactured since 1976, the Honda Accord is one of the best-selling nameplates in automobile history—thanks to its record of comfortability, efficiency, and reliability. For years, the Accord has been, for the most part, uncontested in a midsize sedan segment that is priced for its blend of affordability and utility. However, the gap between the Accord and others has been narrowing as of late. One of the nameplates that has helped in doing so is the Passat, which actually predates the Accord by three years. For the 2017 model year, neither vehicle comes with too many changes, as both Honda and Volkswagen have ironed out the kinks in their respective production cycles and are about to bring them to an end. Thus, you get the best out of each car, and it’s the Passat that offers a little more than its Honda counterpart.

Why Is The Passat Better In Performance?

Manufactured since 1976, the Honda Accord is one of the best-selling nameplates in automobile history—thanks to its record of comfortability, efficiency, and reliability. For years, the Accord has been, for the most part, uncontested in a midsize sedan segment that is priced for its blend of affordability and utility. However, the gap between the Accord and others has been narrowing as of late. One of the nameplates that has helped in doing so is the Passat, which actually predates the Accord by three years. For the 2017 model year, neither vehicle comes with too many changes, as both Honda and Volkswagen have ironed out the kinks in their respective production cycles and are about to bring them to an end. Thus, you get the best out of each car, and it’s the Passat that offers a little more than its Honda counterpart.

More Cargo Space

The trunk on the 2017 Volkswagen Passat yields 15.9 cubic feet: ample space to put your luggage for a trip. The most cargo space that the 2017 Honda Accord provides is 15.8 cubic feet, which falls a little short of the Passat. And if you go with the top-of-the-line EX-L trim level, the trunk space is reduced to 15.5 cubic feet.

Better Cabin Quality

More so than the 2017 Honda Accord, critics praise the Passat’s cabin, which is described as spacious and upscale. A passenger volume of 102 cubic feet is more than enough to accommodate a maximum capacity of five people. Indeed, it is often considered as one of the largest cabins in the midsize sedan segment—with a headroom of 37.8 inches and legroom of 39.1 inches that is comfortable for taller passengers in the rear seats. And at the base trim level, you get Climatronic© dual-zone automatic climate control, which not only allows the driver and front passenger to individualize HVAC settings, but also filters away pollen. Upgrades to the cabin are available as you move up in trim; they include a power tilt-and-slide sunroof, keyless access with push-button start, rear air vents, leather seating surfaces, heating on all seats, and 8-way power adjustment ability at the front row (with a memory system and power lumbar support on the driver’s seat).


Ready to find out for yourself why the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a better midsize sedan choice than the 2017 Honda Accord? Then come on over to our VW dealership in Stamford, CT, which has served residents of Washington Township and beyond since we opened our doors in 1967. We have a great team of VW experts that will help you get into the Passat of your exact specifications. Give us a call today to set up an appointment.

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