2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord
The 2016 Volkswagen Passat has it all. Not only is it sporty, but its sophisticated and refined, with a full suite of technology and safety features. Here in York, we’ve found that it checks just about every box for every customer, and the fact that it was just named the Best Midsize Car by Cars.com helps to solidify its superiority. Even against competitors such as the 2016 Honda Accord, the Passat stands out as one of the best in its class. To prove our point, let’s take a closer look at how the Passat and Accord stack up.
Below, you’ll find a helpful chart that shows where the Passat manages to best the Accord, but before we get to the specifics, it’s important to note that the Passat is fresh off of a redesign for the 2016 model year, which means that all of its features are completely up to date. The Accord did receive a few updates for the model year, but the changes were minor. Let’s check out the tale of the tape below.
|2016 VW Passat||VS||2016 Honda Accord|
|38 MPG||Highway MPG||37 MPG|
|15.9 cu.ft.||Cargo Volume||15.8 cu.ft.|
|Yes||Top Safety Pick+||Yes|
Advantages of the Redesigned 2016 Volkswagen Passat
One of the things you’ll notice first is that the Passat, despite holding the advantage in just about every category, features a lower starting base price. If you’re shopping on a budget and affordability is at the top of your list, the Passat is definitely the option for you. Those savings go even further when you consider the highway mileage of the Passat. While it does fall slightly short in the city, when traveling at faster, more consistent highway speeds, it manages to stretch a gallon of fuel as far as 38 miles.
As we mentioned earlier, the Passat has it all, and that includes space. When you take a look at the cargo volume of the competing midsize cars, you’ll see that they both have just shy of 16 cubic feet available in the back. The difference of one tenth of a cubic foot is not much, but still, the Passat has the advantage, and the extra space, although just a fraction, is yet another feather in the cap of the Passat.
Another area where the Passat and Accord are equal is the safety rating. Both were given the highest-possible Top Safety Pick+ rating, making them ideal for families. The one advantage of the Passat is that many of the driver assistance features, such as Forward Collision Warning, Autonomous Emergency Braking and more, come standard, which means it doesn’t cost you extra to get the life-saving systems.
With so many advantages, it’s easy to see why the Passat was named the Best Midsize Car, and why so many residents in the York, PA area continue to choose it over the 2016 Honda Accord. Check out our inventory to find the Passat of your dreams and stop in to test drive all of its impressive new features.