2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

Car shoppers in the market for an elegant and well-equipped midsize sedan have plenty of vehicles to choose from. However, we believe that the two we are looking at in this 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord comparison are two of best exotic models you can find. Both offer top safety features, premium technology, and economical driving. Which one is the best for you?

Either of these sedans comes well equipped with dual-zone automatic climate control, automatic headlights, power doors and windows, a rearview camera, and Bluetooth compatibility. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat however adds to that value with a standard 5-inch touchscreen (compared to the larger, non-touchscreen display on the base 2017 Honda Accord) and standard collision mitigation with automatic braking. For almost the same starting MSRP, midsize sedan shoppers are able to enjoy the security of automatic braking which can either minimize or completely avoid many accidents thanks to advanced detecting technology. The 2017 Honda Accord is also available with automatic braking, but it is not standard until the elite Touring model.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Honda Accord
$22,440 Starting MSRP $22,355
280 hp (3.6-liter V6) Top Horsepower 278 hp (3.5-liter V6)
Standard (all trims) Automatic Braking Available
15.9 cubic feet Cargo Space 15.8 cubic feet

Engine Power on the 2017 Volkswagen Passat

When comparing the engine options of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs the 2017 Honda Accord, the numbers are very close. The base engine in the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a turbocharged 1.8-liter four-cylinder rated for 170 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. The standard engine on the 2017 Honda Accord delivers 185 horsepower and 181 pound-feet of torque, which means that the Passat offers slightly more acceleration and the 2017 Honda Accord slightly more power. The trend varies in the advanced V6 engine option on both of these models. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat can crank out 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque, while the Accord delivers just 278 horsepower and 252 pound-feet. Overall, engine performance is similar, but the 2017 Passat has a slight edge.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat also has slightly more trunk space than the 2017 Honda Accord and it also features a relatively straightforward infotainments system and generous front and rear leg room. The 2017 Passat also offers easy-to-use LATCH child seat anchors, compared to the merely acceptable offerings in the 2017 Honda Accord. Whether you are young or old, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat can offer comfortable, confident, and safe driving.

To learn more about this comparison, or to schedule a test drive of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat the The New Volkswagen of Topeka, contact a member of our sales team today.
2017 Volkswagen Passat on the road
interior dashboard view of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat
front and rear seats of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat
black 2017 Volkswagen Passat parked in front of an office building