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2017 Honda Accord vs. 2017 Volkswagen Passat Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Accord than in the Volkswagen Passat, due to the Honda Accord's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Accord will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Passat, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Accord will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Accord is about the same width as the Volkswagen Passat. When looking at overall length, the Honda Accord takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
The Honda Accord has much less torque than the Volkswagen Passat, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Accord has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Passat, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Passat. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Accord as you will in the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
The Honda Accord comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Passat.

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2017 Honda
Accord

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MSRP*: $22,355 - $34,830

2017 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*: $22,440 - $33,995
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Low APR Loan: As low as 3.40% --
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.68% --
City MPG: 21 - 27 20 - 23
Highway MPG: 32 - 36 28 - 34
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, V-6
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $20,465 - $31,843 $21,520 - $32,601

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.