Compare 2017 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Honda Accord Sedan
2017 Volkswagen Passat
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Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV EX-L V6
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 23 32 $20,556 $22,455
CVT LX 27 36 $21,285 $23,255
CVT PZEV LX 27 36 $21,285 $23,255
CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 27 36 $22,198 $24,255
CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV LX 27 36 $22,198 $24,255
Manual Sport 23 32 $22,435 $24,515
CVT PZEV Sport 26 34 $23,164 $25,315
CVT Sport 26 34 $23,164 $25,315
Manual Sport SE 23 32 $23,347 $25,515
Manual EX 23 32 $23,634 $25,830
CVT PZEV Sport SE 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
CVT Sport SE 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV Sport 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
CVT w/Honda Sensing Sport 26 34 $24,076 $26,315
CVT EX 27 36 $24,364 $26,630
CVT PZEV EX 27 36 $24,364 $26,630
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 27 36 $25,276 $27,630
CVT w/Honda Sensing PZEV EX 27 36 $25,276 $27,630
CVT EX-L 27 36 $26,452 $28,920
CVT PZEV EX-L 27 36 $26,452 $28,920
CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing EX-L 27 36 $28,277 $30,920
CVT w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV EX-L 27 36 $28,277 $30,920
Automatic EX-L V6 21 33 $28,345 $30,995
Automatic PZEV EX-L V6 21 33 $28,345 $30,995
Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing EX-L V6 21 33 $30,169 $32,995
Automatic w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV EX-L V6 21 33 $30,169 $32,995
Automatic PZEV Touring 21 33 $31,934 $34,930
Automatic Touring 21 33 $31,934 $34,930
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DSG V6 SEL Premium
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Automatic 1.8T S 23 34 $21,520 $22,440
Automatic R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 23 34 $22,993 $23,975
Automatic 1.8T SE 23 34 $24,450 $25,495
Automatic 1.8T SE w/Technology 23 34 $26,847 $27,995
DSG V6 SE w/Technology 20 28 $28,093 $29,295
Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 23 34 $29,724 $30,995
DSG V6 SEL Premium 20 28 $32,601 $33,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$30,169
$32,601
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$32,995
$33,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$550 / month
$567 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Accord remains the sensible choice; it has something for everyone, all in a polished package. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat is a conservative pick in the mid-size pack with generous interior space.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
33 mpg 28 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
54.7 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.6 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.5 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
100.8 102
Front Hip Room (in)
55.6 -
Second Leg Room (in)
38.5 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
192.5 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
57.7 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.6 61
Wheelbase (in)
109.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
72.8 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 15.9
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)
11.1 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.1 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/45HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55VR17 P235/45HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3545 3571
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 18 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
252 @ 4900 258 @ 2500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
3.5 L/212 3.6 L/220
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
278 @ 6200 280 @ 6200
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded V-6 Premium Unleaded V-6
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 20
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 23
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
33 28
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.56 0.69
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 2.92
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94 4.77
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.49 1.19
Trans Type
6 6
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.75 0.86
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.27 3.26
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.10 1.79
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.83
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Sedan Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7.0 -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
7.1 7.6
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- 100
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- 1000
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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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