Compare 2015 Volkswagen Passat vs 2014 Honda Accord Sedan

2015 Volkswagen Passat
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4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T S 24 35 $20,465 $21,340
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T S 24 36 $21,520 $22,440
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Limited Edition 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Wolfsburg Ed 24 36 $23,377 $24,375
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE 24 36 $25,203 $26,280
4-Door Sedan Manual 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 35 $25,810 $26,915
4-Door Sedan Manual 2.0L TDI SE 30 44 $25,985 $27,095
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SE w/Sunroof & Nav 24 36 $26,952 $28,105
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T Sport 24 36 $26,962 $28,115
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof 30 42 $27,931 $29,125
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Sunroof & Nav 30 42 $29,585 $30,850
4-Door Sedan Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan Automatic PZEV 1.8T SEL Premium 24 36 $30,486 $31,790
4-Door Sedan DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium 30 42 $32,534 $33,925
4-Door Sedan DSG 3.6L V6 SEL Premium 20 28 $34,519 $35,995
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4-Door I4 Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door I4 Manual LX 24 34 $20,100 $21,955
4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $20,829 $22,755
4-Door I4 Manual Sport 24 34 $21,705 $23,715
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 34 $22,435 $24,515
4-Door I4 Manual EX 24 34 $22,768 $24,880
4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $23,497 $25,680
4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door I4 CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $25,860 $28,270
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door I4 CVT w/Navi PZEV EX-L 27 36 $27,479 $30,045
4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV EX-L 21 34 $27,752 $30,345
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door V6 Automatic w/Navi PZEV EX-L 21 34 $29,371 $32,120
4-Door V6 Automatic PZEV Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $30,612 $33,480
Pricing
Invoice Price
$20,465
$20,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$21,340
$21,955
Monthly Payment Estimate
$356 / month
$366 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Volkswagen Passat provides a refreshing alternative to the usual mid-sizers, offering a huge interior and the segment's only diesel engine option. The 2014 Honda Accord keeps with this model's super-sensible reputation; but with accessible safety technology, great fuel economy, and unparalleled composure, the affordable models in the lineup are better deals than they've ever been.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 58.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102 103.2
Second Leg Room (in)
39.1 38.5
Front Leg Room (in)
42.4 42.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
37.8 37.5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.5
Front Head Room (in)
38.3 39.1
Second Hip Room (in)
- 54.7
Front Hip Room (in)
- 55.6
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.5 57.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
61 62.7
Wheelbase (in)
110.4 109.3
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.2 72.8
Track Width, Front (in)
62.1 62.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 5.8
Length, Overall (in)
191.6 191.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.9 15.8
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)
10.7 11.1
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.3 11.1
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
18.5 17.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 38.1
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/60TR16 P205/65HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
1000 -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
100 -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3172 3192
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 6.5 16 X 6.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
330 -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
184 @ 1500 181 @ 3900
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 2.4 L/144
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 4800 185 @ 6400
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 24
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.11
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 2.08
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.87 1.02
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.67
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.64
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.27 1.36
Trans Type
5 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.66 0.83
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.69
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Passat Honda Accord Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.3 (Est) 6.5 (Est)
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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