Compare 2013 Volkswagen Passat vs 2013 Honda Accord Sedan

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4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S PZEV S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Manual S S 22 32 $19,990 $20,845
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S PZEV S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door dn 2.5L Automatic S S 22 31 $21,045 $21,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic S w/Appearance 22 31 $22,005 $22,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 22 31 $22,532 $23,495
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual PZEV SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Manual SE 22 32 $22,963 $23,945
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE 22 31 $24,017 $25,045
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof 22 31 $24,785 $25,845
4-Door Sedan 2.0L Manual TDI SE 31 43 $25,150 $26,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SE w/Sunroof & Nav 22 31 $25,888 $26,995
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 40 $27,068 $28,225
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL 22 31 $27,738 $28,925
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof 20 28 $28,037 $29,235
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 40 $28,660 $29,885
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic PZEV SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 2.5L Automatic SEL Premium 22 31 $29,178 $30,425
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SE w/Sunroof & Nav 20 28 $29,628 $30,895
4-Door Sedan 2.0L DSG TDI SEL Premium 30 40 $31,564 $32,915
4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $32,151 $33,525
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $19,849 $21,680
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,579 $22,480
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,409 $23,390
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,138 $24,190
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,517 $24,605
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,246 $25,405
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,609 $27,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,433 $29,995
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,501 $30,070
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,326 $32,070
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,566 $33,430
Pricing
Invoice Price
$19,990
$19,849
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,845
$21,680
Monthly Payment Estimate
$347 / month
$361 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Marginally less refined than the last version, today's VW Passat hits important marks with excellent diesel fuel economy, superior passenger space and top safety scores. The 2013 Honda Accord is one of America's best, most sensible sedans, even if it hasn't changed radically.
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Fuel Economy
City
22 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
32 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Midsize Cars
Number of Passenger Doors
- 4
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57.0 56.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 55.6
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 54.7
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.0 103.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.0 62.3
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.5
Brakes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 x 0.4 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 1.0 11.1 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 38.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.54
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
NA N/A
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.23
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - T125/80D16
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Trailering
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
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3166 3192
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x - TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - 16 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
9.0 - TBD -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 185 @ 6400
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
22 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
26 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
32 34
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.829
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.673
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.080
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.105
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.86 1.023
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA 0.686
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.642
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - N/A
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.361
Trans Type
5 6
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sdn 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Honda Accord Sdn
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
NA N/A
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.55
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
NA N/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Rear
4-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.0 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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