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2020 Honda Accord vs. 2020 Volkswagen Passat Review

New 2020 Honda Accord

2020 Honda
Accord

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New 2020 Volkswagen Passat

2020 Volkswagen
Passat

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MSRP*
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$24,270 to $36,400
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$22,995 to $31,095
Invoice* $22,212 to $33,275 $22,052 to $29,820
MPG - City 22 - 30 23
MPG - Hwy 32 - 38 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** ***** Not Tested
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested
Side Crash Rating** ***** Not Tested

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Accord offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Passat with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord, drivers may find the Volkswagen Passat a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Passat requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Accord, 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). The Honda Accord is somewhat more expensive 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 a little wider than the Volkswagen Passat, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Accord takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Passat.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Accord doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Passat.

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 somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Passat.

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. The Honda Accord has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Accord is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Passat.