Compare 2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Volkswagen Passat

2021 Honda Accord
2021 Volkswagen Passat
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EX Sedan
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Accord Hybrid EX Sedan 48 48 $28,616 $30,520
Accord Hybrid EX-L Sedan 48 48 $30,834 $32,890
Accord Hybrid Sedan 48 48 $25,329 $26,570
Accord Hybrid Touring Sedan 44 41 $33,594 $36,440
Accord Sedan EX-L 1.5T CVT 30 38 $29,336 $31,290
Accord Sedan LX 1.5T CVT 30 38 $23,807 $24,970
Accord Sedan Sport 1.5T CVT 29 35 $25,724 $27,430
Accord Sedan Sport 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $30,104 $32,110
Accord Sedan Sport SE 1.5T CVT 29 35 $27,118 $28,920
Accord Sedan Touring 2.0T Automatic 22 32 $34,017 $36,900
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2.0T R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Passat 2.0T R-Line Automatic 24 36 $28,765 $29,995
Passat 2.0T S Automatic 24 36 $23,011 $23,995
Passat 2.0T SE Automatic 24 36 $25,888 $26,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$28,616
$28,765
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$30,520
$29,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$509 / month
$500 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.0
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
More tech this year makes the 2021 Honda Accord a compelling buy, but the options can rack up. The 2021 Volkswagen Passat base model offers good value at a time when new car prices are spiking.
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Fuel Economy
City
48 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
48 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
102.7 102
Front Hip Room (in)
55.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
40.4 39.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
55 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
58.3 56.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.2 37.8
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56.5 57
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
63.4 61
Wheelbase (in)
111.4 110.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
73.3 72.2
Track Width, Front (in)
63 62.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.8 5.4
Length, Overall (in)
196.1 193.6
Height, Overall (in)
57.1 58
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
16.7 15.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 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)
12.3 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)
12.8 18.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
38.2 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/40HR19
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P225/50VR17 P235/40HR19
Spare Tire Size
NA Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3375 3314
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7.5 19 X 8
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 3500 206 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
212 @ 6200 174 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
48 28
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
48 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
48 24
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.45 - 2.45 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 3.88
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
8.40 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA P6
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Accord Hybrid Volkswagen Passat
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
3.6 6.4
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
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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2021 Honda Accord
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  • Lease: From $239/mo.
  • Rebates: Up to $1,000 off (hybrid)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2021 Volkswagen Passat
  • 2021 VW Passat has hidden discounts
  • Leases: From $199 per month for 39 months
  • Rebates: Up to $1,250 in unadvertised savings
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
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