2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Honda Accord

This midsize matchup pits two powerhouses in a winner take all battle. There is nothing more appealing to car shoppers than exciting performance mixed with fuel economy. The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord offer fuel efficiency, performance and plenty of leg room. Along with great fuel efficiency Volkswagen and Honda are both known for their advanced safety features. Both the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord are stocked with safety features like: rearview camera, blind spot monitoring, rear cross traffic alert and adaptive cruise control but only the 2017 was named a top safety pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and was rated 5-stars by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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2017 Volkswagen Passat VS 2017 Honda Accord
1.8L TSI (Turbo Stratified Injection) Engine 2.0L In-Line 4-cylinder Hybrid
34 MPG HWY Fuel Economy 47 MPG HWY
170 Horsepower 143
19” Wheel Size 17”

The chart above depicts some of the similar features of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda accord.

Efficient Performance

With an estimated 34 miles per gallon on the highway and 170 horsepower the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is the perfect combination of performance and efficiency. For even extra giddy-up the 2017 Volkswagen Passat can also be equipped with a 3.6L V6 engine that cranks out 280 horsepower while still getting 28 MPG on the highway. With track-inspired paddle shifters and a seamless DSG automatic transmission the 2017 Passat is ready to tear up the road. Even with 212 Total System Horsepower, which is the peak output when the gas and electric engine work in tandem, the 2017 Honda Accord can’t come close to the 280 HP of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat.

Volkswagen is known for having advanced safety features and the 2017 Passat is packed with them. An Intelligent Crash Response System inside the 2017 Volkswagen Passat will disengage the fuel pump, unlock the doors for emergency responders and activate the hazard lights in the event of an accident. Front and rear crumple zones and a rigid safety cage help keep driver and passengers safe if a crash were to occur. Helping you avoid the crash before it happens is a pre-collision braking system and a brake assist system with electronic brake distribution that helps apply appropriate braking pressure in hard-braking scenarios.

The 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord are safe and efficient midsize sedans and both offer a 3year/36k mile vehicle warranty and a 5 year/60k mile powertrain warranty. The difference is the 2017 Volkswagen Passat outclasses the 2017 Honda Accord in performance and safety. Making the 2017 Volkswagen Passat with its exquisite styling and advanced performance the clear choice over the 2017 Honda Accord. Come find your favorite color 2017 Volkswagen Passat at EVS Volkswagen in Menomonee Falls, WI today.


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