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2022 Honda Insight vs. 2022 Volkswagen Passat Review

Picture of the 2022 Honda Insight

2022 Honda
Insight

MSRP*: $25,760 to $29,790
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Picture of the 2022 Volkswagen Passat

2022 Volkswagen
Passat

MSRP*: $27,575 to $30,575
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MPG - City 51 - 55 MPG 24 MPG
MPG - Hwy 45 - 49 MPG Info not available
Seating Capacity 5 seats 5 seats
Cargo Space Info not available Info not available
Engine
  • 151-hp, 1.5-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gas/Electric Hybrid)
  • 174-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
Transmission Continuously Variable 6-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Horsepower 151 hp 174 hp
Exterior Length 183.6 in 193.6 in
Exterior Width 71.6 in 72.6 in
Leg Room Front 42.3 in
Rear 37.4 in
Front 42.4 in
Rear 39.1 in
Head Room Front 37.5 - 39.3 in
Rear 36.6 - 36.9 in
Front 37.4 in
Rear 37.8 in

*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
Passengers in the back seat will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Volkswagen Passat than the Honda Insight, due to its greater head- and legroom. The Honda Insight will be a favorite with taller drivers due to its greater front head- and legroom than the Volkswagen Passat.

Convenience
With the Volkswagen Passat you will definitely be making less frequent stops at the gas station than with the Honda Insight, due to its tank size and fuel economy.

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 Insight will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Passat.

Dimensions
The Honda Insight is a little narrower than the Volkswagen Passat, so you'll have an easier time getting in and out of the car in a tight parking spot. If you go with the Honda Insight, you'll have a much easier time finding a large enough space to park than you will with the Volkswagen Passat.

Handling
The Honda Insight has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Passat, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
The Honda Insight has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Passat, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Insight and the Volkswagen Passat.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Honda Insight than that of the Volkswagen Passat.