Compare 2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan vs 2010 Honda Accord Sedan

2010 Volkswagen Passat Sedan
2010 Honda Accord Sedan
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4-Door DSG FWD SULEV Komfort
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door DSG FWD SULEV Komfort 22 31 $25,277 $26,995
4-Door DSG FWD Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
4-Door DSG FWD PZEV Komfort 22 31 $25,412 $27,195
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 22 31 $19,101 $21,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX 21 31 $19,823 $21,855
4-Door I4 Manual LX-P 22 31 $20,004 $22,055
4-Door I4 Automatic LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV LX-P 21 31 $20,727 $22,855
4-Door I4 Manual EX 22 31 $21,608 $23,830
4-Door I4 Automatic EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX 21 31 $22,331 $24,630
4-Door I4 Manual EX-L 22 31 $23,596 $26,030
4-Door V6 Automatic EX 19 29 $24,296 $26,805
4-Door I4 Automatic EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 31 $24,319 $26,830
4-Door I4 Manual w/Navi EX-L 22 31 $25,403 $28,030
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door I4 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 31 $26,126 $28,830
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 19 29 $26,375 $29,105
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 19 29 $28,182 $31,105
Pricing
Invoice Price
$25,277
$19,101
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,995
$21,055
Monthly Payment Estimate
$450 / month
$351 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Whether as a sedan or wagon, the 2010 Volkswagen Passat handles family business, performing with more grace than most mid-size models, with an understated stylishness shining through. Honda hasn’t changed much about the Accord, and that’s a good thing. In base four-cylinder form, the 2010 Honda Accord feels sophisticated beyond its price range, and even as a $30,000 coupe or sedan, the top V-6 models offer compelling refinement, performance, and luxury.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 31 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Large
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.7 58.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.3 106.0
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
37.7 37.2
Front Head Room (in)
38.4 41.4
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.3
Exterior Dimensions
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.2 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
188.2 194.1
Height, Overall (in)
58.0 58.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.1 62.6
Wheelbase (in)
106.7 110.2
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.7 72.7
Track Width, Front (in)
61.1 62.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.2 14.0
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 x - TBD - 11.1 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 18.5
Steering
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.08
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 37.7
Steering Type
Electromechanical Pwr rack & pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.56
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P215/60HR16
Spare Tire Size
P235/45HR17 Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45HR17 P215/60HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3331 3204
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Steel
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7.5 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.6 8.6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 177 @ 6500
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 161 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 25
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.3 1.15
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.91 0.65
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.99 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 1.78
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.50 4.39
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.9 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/manual shift Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.76 NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.27
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Sedan Honda Accord Sdn
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.04
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Double wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.51
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 7
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.5 7.5

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