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2017 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat

Have you been looking for a four-door sedan with a touch of luxury? Then chances are you have considered either the Passat or the Accord. These are the largest four-door sedans offered by Volkswagen and Honda respectively. To see which one is better, we have put both of them against each other in our 2017 Honda Accord Sedan vs 2017 Volkswagen Passat comparison.

For this comparison, we chose to compare the two base models for both vehicles. This will give us a relatively fair comparison so you can truly see which one shines. For the Honda Accord Sedan that means we will be using the LX trim and for the Volkswagen Passat, we will be using the S trim. You can use the image here to see how the two models look side-by-side. If you are already interested in the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan and you live in the Indianapolis area, then you should check out the new Accord inventory that we have here in Indianapolis with the link below.

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2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX VS 2017 Volkswagen Passat S
27 City / 36 Highway (CVT)* Fuel Economy 23 City / 34 Highway
185 Horsepower 170
39.1” Front Headroom 38.3”
58.6” Front Shoulder Room 56.9”

How does the Honda Accord Sedan compare to the VW Passat?

Efficiency is always important when you are looking at buying a modern vehicle. Gas money comes right out of your pocket, and you never know when the price of gas may go up. For this reason, you may take comfort in the fact that according to EPA estimates the Accord Sedan LX offers better fuel economy both in the city and on the highway than the Passat S.* What’s more, it manages better numbers while also achieving higher performance in the horsepower department. Now that’s what we call impressive.

At this point, it is also worth mentioning that the Accord Sedan LX is also available with a manual transmission in case you wanted full control over your drive. The Passat doesn’t offer a manual transmission at any trim level.

The Accord Sedan LX also offers greater interior room. You can see this in both the front headroom and the front shoulder room, where the Accord Sedan can boast of bigger numbers than the Passat. On top of that, the overall passenger volume of the Accord Sedan stands at 103.2 cubic-feet, which is more room than the Passat provides with its 102.0 cubic-feet.

Have you decided that the Accord Sedan is right for you? Do you live or work in the Indianapolis area? Then you should consider coming down to see us at Indy Honda. We have a huge Accord selection that includes many trim levels and even different body styles not covered here. See for yourself in our online inventory.

*23 city / 32 highway / 26 combined mpg rating for 6MT models. 27 city / 36 highway / 30 combined mpg rating for CVT models. 26 city / 34 highway / 29 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT models. 21 city / 33 highway / 25 combined mpg rating for V-6 models. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX steering wheel mounted controls
2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX manual shifter
2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX black front side view
2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX black back side view

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