Compare 2003 Volkswagen Passat vs 2003 Honda Accord Sedan

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4-Door Sedan Manual GL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual GL 22 31 $19,790 $21,750
4-Door Wagon Manual GL 22 31 $20,513 $22,550
4-Door Sedan Automatic GL 21 30 $20,863 $22,825
4-Door Sedan Manual GLS 22 31 $20,816 $22,885
4-Door Wagon Automatic GL 21 30 $21,586 $23,625
4-Door Wagon Manual GLS 22 31 $21,538 $23,685
4-Door Sedan Automatic GLS 21 30 $21,889 $23,960
4-Door Wagon Automatic GLS 21 30 $22,611 $24,760
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,074 $25,385
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLS 20 28 $23,797 $26,185
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,147 $26,460
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLS 19 27 $24,870 $27,260
4-Door Sedan V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,114 $28,750
4-Door Wagon V6 Manual GLX 20 28 $26,837 $29,550
4-Door Sedan V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,187 $29,825
4-Door Wagon V6 Automatic GLX 19 27 $27,910 $30,625
4-Door Sedan V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,016 $31,575
4-Door Wagon V6 4MOTION Automatic GLX 19 26 $29,739 $32,375
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $34,729 $37,900
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION Automatic W8 18 25 $35,452 $38,700
4-Door Sedan 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $35,984 $39,400
4-Door Wagon 4MOTION 6-spd Manual W8 17 24 $36,706 $40,200
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Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual DX 26 34 $14,228 $15,800
Automatic DX 24 33 $14,947 $16,600
Manual LX 26 34 $17,238 $19,200
Manual w/Side Airbags LX 26 34 $17,508 $19,450
Automatic LX 24 33 $18,002 $20,000
Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 24 33 $18,227 $20,250
Manual EX 26 34 $19,440 $21,600
Automatic EX 24 33 $20,159 $22,400
Manual w/Leather EX 26 34 $20,608 $22,900
Automatic V6 LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic V6 ULEV LX 21 30 $20,698 $23,000
Automatic w/Leather EX 24 33 $21,327 $23,700
Manual w/Leather/Navi EX 26 34 $22,405 $24,900
Automatic w/Leather/Navi EX 24 33 $23,124 $25,700
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather EX 21 30 $23,214 $25,800
Automatic V6 ULEV w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Automatic V6 w/Leather/Navi EX 21 30 $25,012 $27,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,790
$14,228
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,750
$15,800
Monthly Payment Estimate
$363 / month
$263 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 56.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.5 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
57.7 54.6
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.8
Front Head Room (in)
39.7 40.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 102.7
Second Hip Room (in)
56.7 53.5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.8 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
57.6 57.1
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.6 61.2
Wheelbase (in)
106.4 107.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.7 71.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59.6 61.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
185.2 189.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15 14.0
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
9.6 x 0.39 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Power
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 x 0.98 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
16.4 17.1
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.8 2.98
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
14.3 - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.4 36.9
Tires
Spare Tire Size
P195/65HR15 - TBD -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65R15
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
N/A NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3212 2989
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.1 - TBD -
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI PGM-FI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
166 @ 1950 161 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/109 2.4L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5900 160 @ 5500
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 26
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.267
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.43 1.147
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.659
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.44 3.583
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.18 1.769
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.70 4.389
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.872
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Four-link Double Wishbone
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.00
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double Wishbone

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