Compare 2021 Honda Accord vs 2021 Volkswagen Passat vs 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan

2021 Honda Accord
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2021 Volkswagen Passat
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2021 Volkswagen Tiguan
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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
Select style
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
Select style
2.0T S 4MOTION
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Tiguan 2.0T S 4MOTION 21 27 $25,482 $26,545
Tiguan 2.0T S FWD 23 29 $24,235 $25,245
Tiguan 2.0T SE 4MOTION 21 27 $27,547 $28,695
Tiguan 2.0T SE FWD 23 29 $26,299 $27,395
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black 4MOTION 21 27 $30,619 $31,895
Tiguan 2.0T SE R-Line Black FWD 23 29 $29,371 $30,595
Tiguan 2.0T SEL 4MOTION 21 27 $32,492 $33,845
Tiguan 2.0T SEL FWD 23 29 $31,243 $32,545
Tiguan 2.0T SEL Premium R-Line 4MOTION 21 27 $37,531 $39,095

Pricing

Invoice Price

$28,616
$28,765
$25,482

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price

$30,520
$29,995
$26,545

Monthly Payment Estimate

$509 / month
$500 / month
$442 / month

The Car Connection's Take

TCC Rating

7.0
5.7
6.2

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. The 2021 Volkswagen Tiguan compact crossover is spacious and comfortable, and also the league-leader in modesty,

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Fuel Economy

City

48 mpg 24 mpg 21 mpg

Highway

48 mpg 36 mpg 27 mpg

Vehicle

EPA Classification

Large Cars Midsize Cars Small SUV 4WD

Interior Dimensions

Front Leg Room (in)

42.3 42.4 40.2

Passenger Volume (ft³)

102.7 102 101.1

Front Hip Room (in)

55.3 - -

Second Leg Room (in)

40.4 39.1 38.7

Front Head Room (in)

37.5 38.3 39.6

Passenger Capacity

5 5 5

Second Hip Room (in)

55 - -

Front Shoulder Room (in)

58.3 56.9 57

Second Head Room (in)

37.2 37.8 38.9

Second Shoulder Room (in)

56.5 57 55.8

Exterior Dimensions

Track Width, Rear (in)

63.4 61 61.8

Wheelbase (in)

111.4 110.4 109.8

Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)

73.3 72.2 72.4

Track Width, Front (in)

63 62.1 62.2

Min Ground Clearance (in)

5.8 5.4 7.9

Length, Overall (in)

196.1 193.6 185.1

Height, Overall (in)

57.1 58 66.3

Cargo Area Dimensions

Trunk Volume (ft³)

16.7 15.9 -

Cargo Volume to Seat 2 (ft³)

- - 37.6

Cargo Volume to Seat 1 (ft³)

- - 73.5

Cargo Volume to Seat 3 (ft³)

- - 37.6

Brakes

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

11.1 10.7 11.8

Brake Type

4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc

Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)

NA NA NA

Disc - Front (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)

12.3 12.3 13.4

Drum - Rear (Yes or )

NA NA NA

Brake ABS System

4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel

Disc - Rear (Yes or )

Yes Yes Yes

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)

12.8 18.5 15.9

Steering

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)

38.2 36.4 37.7

Steering Type

Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion

Tires

Rear Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/40HR19 P215/65HR17

Rear Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Front Tire Size

P225/50VR17 P235/40HR19 P215/65HR17

Spare Tire Size

NA Compact Compact

Front Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Spare Tire Order Code

NA NA NA

Weight Information

Base Curb Weight (lbs)

3375 3314 3825

Wheels

Front Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Spare Wheel Material

NA Steel Steel

Front Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 19 X 8 17 X 7

Spare Wheel Size (in)

NA Compact Compact

Rear Wheel Material

Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum

Rear Wheel Size (in)

17 X 7.5 19 X 8 17 X 7

Engine

SAE Net Torque @ RPM

129 @ 3500 206 @ 1700 221 @ 1600

Engine Order Code

NA NA NA

Displacement

2.0 L/122 2.0 L/121 2.0 L/121

SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM

212 @ 6200 174 @ 5000 184 @ 4360

Engine Type

Gas/Electric I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection

Mileage

Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)

48 28 24

EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)

48 36 27

EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)

48 24 21

Transmission

First Gear Ratio (:1)

2.45 - 2.45 4.46 5.59

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

3.42 3.88 3.33

Trans Type

1 6 8

Drivetrain

Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive

Trans Description Cont. Again

NA NA NA

Reverse Ratio (:1)

8.40 3.19 3.99

Trans Order Code

NA P6 VJ

Trans Description Cont.

CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD Automatic w/OD

Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.14 1.43

Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.67 1.00

Third Gear Ratio (:1)

- 1.56 1.95

Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)

- 0.85 1.21

Second Gear Ratio (:1)

- 2.51 3.14

Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.67

Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)

- - 0.81

Summary

Vehicle Name

Honda Accord Hybrid Volkswagen Passat Volkswagen Tiguan

Body Style

Sedan Sedan 4MOTION

Suspension

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Strut Strut Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Multi-Link Multi-Link Multi-Link

Emissions

Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year

3.7 6.4 7.4

Trailering

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000 1500

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)

- 1000 1500

Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100 150

Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)

- 100 150

Maximum Trailering Capacity (lbs)

- - 1500

Electrical

Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)

- - 360

Crash Test Ratings

Overall Rating

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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver

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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger

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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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