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 Midsize Cars

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.2 42.4

Passenger Volume (ft³)

93.1 102

Front Hip Room (in)

55.4 -

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

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

62.7 61

Wheelbase (in)

107.3 110.4

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73 72.2

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

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

13.4 15.9

Brakes

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

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

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

Rear Tire Size

P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA

Front Tire Size

P235/45VR18 P235/40HR19

Spare Tire Size

Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3336 3263

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 8

Spare Wheel Size (in)

Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

18 X 8 19 X 8

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

181 @ 3900 184 @ 1500

Engine Order Code

NA NA

Displacement

2.4 L/144 1.8 L/110

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

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

30 29

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

35 38

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

26 25

Transmission

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

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

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.16

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.56

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.85

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.37

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Accord Coupe Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Coupe 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

5.8 6.1 (Est)

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

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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