2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord

When you're choosing a new sedan, it’s important to consider what features are most important to your driving experience. Do you need a roomy back seat? Are you looking for high-tech safety features? Whatever you're looking for, we are here to help. Today, we're comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Passat and 2016 Honda Accord to help you choose the midsize sedan that best fits your daily driving needs and personal preferences for style and convenience.

In each of these vehicles, you will find comfortable seating for up to five passengers, and almost 16 cubic feet of cargo room in the trunk. The slightly wider wheelbase on the 2016 Passat means that there's just slightly more shoulder, head, and legroom in the rear seats for passengers comfort.

Both vehicles come with a standard inline-four-cylinder engine, and the Accord has slightly more horsepower than the Passat. However, when it comes to quick acceleration and that fun-to-drive aspect that comes from torque, the Passat comes out ahead with 184 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Volkswagen Passat VS 2016 Honda Accord
1.8-Liter I-4 Base Engine 2.4-Liter I-4
25/38 MPG City/Hwy Fuel Economy Ratings 23/34 MPG City/Hwy
Six-Speaker System Interior Audio System Four-Speaker System
6-Speed Automatic Standard Transmission 6-Speed Manual

Interior Features: 2016 Passat vs 2016 Accord

When it comes to interior styling and technology, both of these sedans have a lot to offer. However, the Passat has a few extra features that stand out, even at the base trim. Both cars come with Bluetooth compatibility and a first-row LCD screen, but the Passat has a standard six-speaker audio system while the Accord only has four speakers. This means that whether you're making hands-free phone calls or listening to your favorite music, the 2016 Passat will offer better and more impressive sound.

On top of those differences, the 2016 Passat comes with lumbar support for the driver and front passenger, allowing additional comfort for long trips. And financial comfort comes standard with the Passat that achieves 38 miles per gallon on the highway, and 25 miles per gallon in the city. Spend less time and money at the gas station with the 2016 Passat that has the latest features and truly eye-catching style for an affordable price.

2016 Passat Silver Exterior
2016 Accord Redesigned Grille
2016 Passat Black leather Interior
2016 Accord Passenger Space