Compare 2016 Honda Accord vs 2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Honda Accord
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2-Door I4 CVT EX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX 26 35 $24,564 $26,850
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX PZEV 26 35 $24,564 $26,850
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX w/Honda Sensing 26 35 $25,477 $27,850
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 35 $25,477 $27,850
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX-L 26 35 $26,384 $28,845
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX-L PZEV 26 35 $26,384 $28,845
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing 26 35 $28,208 $30,845
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV 26 35 $28,208 $30,845
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT LX-S 26 35 $22,626 $24,725
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT LX-S PZEV 26 35 $22,626 $24,725
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT LX-S w/Honda Sensing 26 35 $23,538 $25,725
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 CVT LX-S w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 35 $23,538 $25,725
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $23,789 $26,000
Accord Coupe 2-Door I4 Manual LX-S 23 34 $21,851 $23,875
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 32 $28,372 $31,025
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing 21 32 $30,197 $33,025
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 32 $31,291 $34,225
Accord Coupe 2-Door V6 Manual EX-L 18 28 $28,372 $31,025
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX 27 37 $24,136 $26,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX PZEV 27 37 $24,136 $26,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX w/Honda Sensing 27 37 $25,048 $27,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX w/Honda Sensing PZEV 27 37 $25,048 $27,380
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L 27 37 $26,224 $28,670
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L PZEV 27 37 $26,224 $28,670
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing 27 37 $28,049 $30,670
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV 27 37 $28,049 $30,670
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX 27 37 $21,057 $23,005
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX PZEV 27 37 $21,057 $23,005
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX w/Honda Sensing 27 37 $21,969 $24,005
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT LX w/Honda Sensing PZEV 27 37 $21,969 $24,005
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport 26 35 $22,936 $25,065
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport PZEV 26 35 $22,936 $25,065
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport w/Honda Sensing 26 35 $23,848 $26,065
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 CVT Sport w/Honda Sensing PZEV 26 35 $23,848 $26,065
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual EX 23 34 $23,406 $25,580
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual LX 23 34 $20,328 $22,205
Accord Sedan 4-Door I4 Manual Sport 23 34 $22,207 $24,265
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L 21 34 $28,117 $30,745
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L PZEV 21 34 $28,117 $30,745
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing 21 34 $29,941 $32,745
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic EX-L w/Navi & Honda Sensing PZEV 21 34 $29,941 $32,745
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic Touring 21 34 $31,706 $34,680
Accord Sedan 4-Door V6 Automatic Touring PZEV 21 34 $31,706 $34,680
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4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line 25 38 $22,993 $23,975
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line PZEV 25 38 $22,993 $23,975
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 25 38 $23,736 $24,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic R-Line w/Comfort Pkg PZEV 25 38 $23,736 $24,750
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S 25 38 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic S PZEV 25 38 $21,520 $22,440
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE 25 38 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE PZEV 25 38 $25,203 $26,280
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Technology 25 38 $27,245 $28,410
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SE w/Technology PZEV 25 38 $27,245 $28,410
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL 25 38 $29,245 $30,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL PZEV 25 38 $29,245 $30,495
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium 25 38 $32,865 $34,270
Passat 4-Door Sedan 1.8T Automatic SEL Premium PZEV 25 38 $32,865 $34,270
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG R-Line 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG S 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SE 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI DSG SEL Premium 30 42 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI Manual R-Line 30 44 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 2.0L TDI Manual R-Line w/Comfort Pkg 30 44 N/A N/A
Passat 4-Door Sedan 3.6L V6 DSG SEL Premium 20 28 $35,325 $36,835
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,564
$22,993
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,850
$23,975
Monthly Payment Estimate
$448 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Accord rewards buyers for making a sensible choice with its fun-to-drive nature. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat gets a little more excitement in its features and details, while staying safe where it counts.
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Fuel Economy
City
26 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
35 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
33.7 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.2 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.9 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55.1 57
Front Leg Room (in)
42.2 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
93.1 102
Front Hip Room (in)
55.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.4 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
189.5 191.9
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
62.7 61
Wheelbase (in)
107.3 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73 72.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.4 15.9
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.5 12.3
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)
11.5 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
17.2 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
39 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3336 3263
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 8 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
185 @ 6400 170 @ 4800
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
181 @ 3900 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.4 L/144 1.8 L/110
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
35 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
26 25
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
30 29
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.04
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
5.05 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.37
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.16
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Coupe Volkswagen Passat
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.8 6.1 (Est)
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)
- 330
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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