2017 Volkswagen Passat vs Honda Accord

It's hard to go wrong when you're faced with two classics like the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord. Both big-name brands known for their versatility and efficiency, Volkswagen and Honda offer competitive options for the ideal sedan. Let's take a look at how these two vehicles stack up against one another in terms of power, safety, and convenience. Learn more by reading this car comparison by Pecheles Volkswagen, serving drivers in Greenville, New Bern, and Wilson, NC.

Power and Performance

When you look under the hood of the 2017 VW Passat, what you see depends on which of their 11 available trim levels you're looking at. With engines ranging from 1.8L to 3.6L and four to six cylinders, the variety of models allows you to choose a sedan with just the amount of power to suit your needs.

Speaking of power, the Passat boasts a maximum horsepower of 280 at 6,200 RPM and a max torque of 258 lb-ft at 2,500 RPM. The Accord doesn't quite cut it, however, delivering only 278 horsepower at 6,200 RPM and 252 lb-ft of torque at 4,900 RPM. Both vehicles feature front-wheel drive and a six-speed automatic transmission; although, you can opt for a six-speed manual transmission in some of the Accord's trim levels.

Safety Features

Vehicles have made great strides in recent years in terms of innovative safety technology and the 2017 Volkswagen Passat is no exception. Standard safety for both the Passat and the Accord include anti-lock brakes and driver, curtain, front side, and passenger airbags. Fortunately for you, there's even more standard safety features for the Passat, including Blind Spot Monitoring, Rear Cross-traffic Alert, Forward Collision Warning, and Autonomous Emergency Braking.

You can also choose to upgrade your Passat to include even more safety features, such as Electronic Stability Control, electronic brake-pressure distribution, an automatic post-collision braking system, a tire pressure monitoring system, and an intelligent crash response system. These notable features combine to create a vehicle that achieved a 5-Star Overall Safety Rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Comfort and Convenience

The features of the 2017 Volkswagen Passat don't stop at safety; the Passat also comes with its fair share of notable convenience features to keep you safe as well as comfortable when you're on the road. Standard convenience features vary according to trim level, but both the Passat and the Accord offer power windows, power door locks, driver power seats, passenger power seats, an optional sunroof, air conditioning, a radio, and a CD player.

Plus, you can opt to upgrade your Passat to include even more convenience features. Notable options such as the keyless access with push-button start, a lighting package, parking pilot, LED headlights and taillights, and remote start are just a few innovations that make the Passat stand out when compared to other sedans like the Honda Accord.

Test Drive the 2017 Volkswagen Passat Today!

There's no true way to determine whether a particular vehicle suits you without seeing it in person and getting behind the wheel yourself. Your local Greenville, NC, Pecheles Volkswagen dealer is proud to offer a wide selection of new and pre-owned vehicles, including the 2017 VW Passat. Stop by for a visit if you're near Greenville, New Bern, and Wilson, NC, or give us a call to schedule your test drive today!

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