2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

Two giants from the midsize sedan segment square off in our comparison of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord. While it didn’t get a redesign, the 2017 Passat does feature a number of changes that we’ll address below. Does the new Passat have enough to take down the 2017 Accord?

New features on the 2017 Passat

  • All trims come standard with Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency
  • Braking (Front Assist)
  • V6 SE with Technology model
  • SE and R-Line with Technology trims include more standard equipment
  • SE and R-Line trims feature standard Blind Spot Monitoring with Rear Traffic Alert

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2017 Passat vs 2017 Accord
25/38 MPG (City/Hwy) 23/34
1.8T four-cylinder Base Engine 2.4-liter four-cylinder
3.6-liter V6 Optional Engine 3.5-liter V6
6-speed automatic Standard Transmission 6-speed manual

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When we look at the chart above, we can see that the 2017 Passat has what it takes to compete with the 2017 Accord. While the Accord sports a larger base engine, the Passat easily makes up for any loss in horsepower with a fun-to-drive turbocharged 1.8-liter engine that can achieve an impressive 38 mpg on the highway. Other changes include new features on the R-Line model that include USB connectivity, voice control, VW Car-Net App-Connect technology, Forward Collision Warning and Autonomous Emergency Braking (Front Assist).

If you need more than detailed specs and images to help you make a buying decision, we’d recommend that you stop in and see us at Archer Volkswagen. Our staff can provide any extra details you might desire about the 2017 Passat. You can take out the 2017 Passat, along with the rest of the VW lineup right here at Archer Volkswagen.

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