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2012 Volkswagen Passat

2012 Honda Accord Sedan

  2012 Volkswagen Passat 2011 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto LX Angular Front Exterior View
MSRP
$20,590
$21,480
Invoice $19,746 $19,666
MPG
City/Highway
20/43 20/34
Rating
7.8
/ 10
TCC Rating
8.2
/ 10
TCC Rating
Bottom Line A massive rear seat and better-than-hybrid highway fuel economy mask the slight loss of refinement and nimble road feel in the 2012 Volkswagen Passat. Read Full Review Though the 2012 Honda Accord now has one of the more dated four-door sedan designs--and Bluetooth connectivity remains hard to get--its comfortable interior and perky, refined performance hit the sweet spot for families. Read Full Review
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Likes:

  • Amazing rear-seat leg room
  • TDI's hybrid-beating fuel economy
  • Spare bodywork's minimalist details
  • Steers and rides, for the most part, like the old Passat

Dislikes:

  • Five-cylinder's dull responses
  • Plenty of grainy plastic inside
  • Wind and road noise
  • Features list is full of potholes

Likes:

  • Crisp handling
  • Quiet, almost luxury-car feel
  • Roomy seating
  • Affordability

Dislikes:

  • Bluetooth hands-free is kept to a few top trims
  • Difficult backseat access (coupes)
  • Small trunk opening
  • Not a fuel-economy leader
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