PASSAT VS. ACCORD
The Volkswagen Passat is the midsized car for family-sized fun. And to keep that fun going the Passat is jam-packed with active safety features including Lane Departure Warning unlike the comparable Honda Accord. The 2018 Passat has earned a 5-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and has been named a 2017 Top Safety Pick when equipped with Front Assist by the prestigious Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
Park Assist is a must-have feature for any driver and it comes standard with the Passat SEL V6. It can determine if a parking spot is the perfect size or not for your Volkswagen and will then help steer the vehicle into the space, either parallel or perpendicular. Imagine having a car that can park itself! You won’t be able to do that with the Honda Accord.
The Passat offers two engine options, giving the consumer the power to choose. You can select either the 2.0-liter TSI engine or a 3.6-liter V6. The Accord also offers two engine sizes, but they fall short in performance compared to the Passat.
The Passat’s 2.0 TSI engine boosts an EPA-estimated 36 mpg highway versus the Accord’s 2.0-liter which only gets 32 estimated mpg highway. That makes the Passat a perfect companion for any road-trip. And Volkswagen has also extended their People First Warranty to cover six years or 72,000 miles which gives you peace of mind in your new vehicle. That’s not a typical powertrain warranty either… it’s a BUMPER-TO-BUMPER warranty. The Honda Accord has basic coverage for three years or 36,000 miles. No contest.