2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

Drivers in the market for a new full-size sedan have quite a few options to choose from. The automotive market is full to the brim with new models, and it seems like there’s new additions every day. However, there are a few models that consistently stand out as top performers, and two of them are the Volkswagen Passat and the Honda Accord.

Our team here at Pacific Volkswagen is going to explore the differences between these two popular models to give drivers a better idea of what each one offers. It’s important to note we will be focusing on the base model for both vehicles, so keep in mind there are higher models with additional features for both.

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2017 VW Passat 1.8T S 2017 Honda Accord LX
1.8-liter I-4 Engine 2.4-liter I-4
6-speed automatic Transmission CVT or 6-speed manual
Standard Cargo Tie Downs Not available
15.9 cu. ft. Cargo Volume 15.8 cu. ft.

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As you can see from the chart above, there are quite a few similarities between the two models. The 2017 VW Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord both have seating for five with almost the same size space for extra cargo. Altogether, the Passat has 102 cubic feet of passenger volume, and the Accord has 103 cubic feet. The front and rear legroom is almost identical, and both vehicles have an available cargo net for extra help with storage.

When it comes to safety, both the Passat and the Accord are set standard with tons of features to keep everyone safe. Each one’s equipped with plenty of airbags, traction control, daytime running lights and a low tire pressure monitor. Other convenience and technology features include Bluetooth compatibility, cruise control and remote keyless entry. The Passat comes out on top with a standard 60/40 split folding rear bench seat, a compass, one additional power outlet and an available programmable garage-door opener. These features are not offered on the base of the Accord.

Those interested in learning more about the 2017 VW Passat are encouraged to contact our team here at Pacific Volkswagen for more information. Drivers can get behind the wheel by scheduling a test drive online today.

2017 VW Passat front grille
2017 VW Passat dashboard
2017 VW Passat seating
2017 VW Passat front headlights

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