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Honda Accord vs. Volkswagen Passat

When comparing the Honda Accord to the Volkswagen Passat, the Honda Accord has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, interior volume, overall quality score and base engine power. The Volkswagen Passat has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars. Based on this comparison of the Honda Accord versus the Volkswagen Passat, the Honda Accord is a better car than the Volkswagen Passat.

Honda Accord versus Volkswagen Passat Pricing

A one- to five-year-old used Honda Accord ranges from $23,987 to $33,998 while a used Volkswagen Passat from the same model year range is priced between $19,195 to $28,990. For a new model, the Honda Accord's price is between $25,984 and $37,912, with the Volkswagen Passat priced between $25,367 and $32,044.

Honda Accord versus Volkswagen Passat Quality Rating

The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Accord is 9.0 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Passat's quality rating is 8.0 out of 10. This results in the Honda Accord being ranked 1 out of 13 Best Midsize Cars and the Volkswagen Passat being ranked 10 out of 13.

Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison

For engine performance, the Honda Accord’s base engine makes 192 horsepower, and the Volkswagen Passat base engine makes 174 horsepower. The Accord is rated to deliver an average of 33 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 562 miles. The Passat is rated to deliver an average of 28 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 666 miles. Both models use regular unleaded.

Passenger Space Comparison

While both models are midsize cars, the Honda Accord has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, rear leg room, and trunk space. The Volkswagen Passat has the advantage in the areas of front leg room, rear head room and rear shoulder room.

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2022 Honda Accord

2022 Volkswagen Passat

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,984 - $37,912

Used Asking Price:

$23,987 - $33,998

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

39%

Pricing

New Asking Price:

$25,367 - $32,044

Used Asking Price:

$19,195 - $28,990

5-Year Depreciation (lower is better):

48%

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

9.0 / 10

Reliability:

9.0 / 10

Retained Value:

8.1 / 10

Safety:

10.0 / 10

iSeeCars Scores & Rankings

Overall Score:

8.0 / 10

Reliability:

7.6 / 10

Retained Value:

6.9 / 10

Safety:

9.5 / 10

iSeeCars Rankings

1 / 13
1 / 13
1 / 13
1 / 13

iSeeCars Rankings

9 / 13
10 / 13
10 / 13
10 / 13

Summary Review

Not yet available

Summary Review

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Pros and Cons

Not yet available

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Body Styles

Sedan

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Available Drivetrain Options

Gasoline

Trim Levels

LX, Sport, Sport Special Edition, Touring, EX-L

Trim Levels

2.0T SE, 2.0T R-Line, 2.0T Limited Edition

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

5 years / 60000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Warranty Information

Warranty, Bumper-to-Bumper:

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Powertrain

4 years / 50000 miles

Warranty, Roadside Assistance:

3 years / 36000 miles

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

5 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

TOP SAFETY PICK +

Safety Ratings

NHTSA Safety Rating (last 5 year average):

4.75 out of 5 Stars

IIHS Safety Rating:

Not yet available

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

192 hp @ 5500 rpm

Torque:

192 foot-lbs @ 1600 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.061 hp per pound

Base Drivetrain Specifications

Horsepower:

174 hp @ 5200 rpm

Torque:

206 foot-lbs @ 1700 rpm

Power-to-Weight Ratio (higher is better):

0.052 hp per pound

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

1.5 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT Automatic)

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

30 / 38 / 33

Range (city/hwy):

444 / 562 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Engine Specifications

Engine Size:

2 liters

Engine Configuration:

Inline

Number of Cylinders:

4

Transmission:

Automatic

Standard/Optional Drivetrain Type:

FWD

EPA Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined MPG):

24 / 36 / 28

Range (city/hwy):

444 / 666 miles

Recommended Fuel Type:

Regular Unleaded

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

Available

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Available

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

Available

Leather Upholstery:

Available

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Available

Heated Steering Wheel:

Available

Standard/Optional Features

Apple CarPlay:

Standard

Android Auto:

Standard

Wireless Smartphone Charging:

N/A

Keyless Entry:

Standard

Keyless Ignition:

Standard

Adaptive Cruise Control:

Standard

Heated Seats:

Standard

Cooled/Ventilated Seats:

N/A

Leather Upholstery:

Standard

Navigation System:

Available

Sunroof/Moonroof:

Standard

Heated Steering Wheel:

N/A

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Available

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Available

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

Available

Driver Attention Monitoring:

Standard

Safety Equipment

Forward Collision Warning:

Standard

Pedestrian Detection:

Standard

Lane Departure Warning:

Standard

Lane Keeping Assist:

Standard

Blind Spot Monitoring:

Standard

Rear Cross-Traffic Alert:

Standard

360-Degree Camera:

N/A

Rear Seat Reminder:

N/A

Driver Attention Monitoring:

N/A

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

39.5 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.3 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

58.3 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.3 inches

Rear Leg Room:

40.4 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

56.5 inches

Cargo Space:

16.7 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

105.6 cubic feet

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room:

37.4 inches

Front Leg Room:

42.4 inches

Front Shoulder Room:

56.9 inches

Rear Head Room:

37.8 inches

Rear Leg Room:

39.1 inches

Rear Shoulder Room:

57 inches

Cargo Space:

15.9 cubic feet

Overall Interior Volume:

102.0 cubic feet

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3150 lbs

Width:

73.3 inches

Height:

57.1 inches

Length:

196.1 inches

Wheelbase:

111.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

Not yet available

Exterior Dimensions

Curb Weight:

3369 lbs

Width:

72.6 inches

Height:

58.7 inches

Length:

193.6 inches

Wheelbase:

110.4 inches

Ground Clearance:

5.7 inches

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

17.0 x 7.5 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

225/50R17

Standard Wheel/Tire Information

Wheel Size:

18.0 inches

Wheel Type:

painted alloy

Tire Size:

P235/45R18