2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord

If you’re shopping around for a vehicle in the midsize sedan segment, then you certainly have a lot of options available to you. Among those options is the newly facelifted 2016 VW Passat. In order to help you choose the model that best suits your needs, however, we're comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord.

With the Passat, you'll find an upscale and spacious interior. In fact, the model offers an impressive 39.1 inches of rear seat legroom. This is great for those who frequently have adult passengers or teenagers traveling in the back seats. But, when you need the extra cargo space, you'll also find the Passat has plenty of storage room with 15.9 cu ft. The Accord does well here too, offering just a little less at 15.8 cu ft.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat VS 2016 Honda Accord
170 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 185 hp, 181 lb-ft of torque
Automatic Standard Transmission Manual
15.9 cu ft Cargo Volume Up to 15.8 cu ft
42.4 inches/39.1 inches Legroom (front/rear) 42.5 inches/38.5 inches

Differences Between the 2016 VW Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord

But what about what's under the hood? The two standard engines on these models deliver similar amounts of power, with the Accord offering more horsepower and the Passat more torque. What does stand out, however, is that the Passat comes standard with an automatic transmission. Though there may be a few drivers out there who would prefer a manual, as is found standard on the Accord, if you're someone who only drives automatic then you'll love not having to move up to a higher price. You know just what you're paying for.

Apart from that, both vehicles also offer an available V6 engine, with the 2016 Passat's offering more power at 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. If interior comfort is more your concern, you'll be delighted to find the Passat offers upscale features like heated front and rear seats, leather seats and a sunroof.

You could compare the 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord all day, but the real test comes in taking it for a spin. Schedule a test drive with us at Neftin Volkswagen to see why we give the Passat the edge.

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