2018 Honda Accord

2018 Honda Accord

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2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Volkswagen Passat

2018 Honda Accord vs the 2018 Volkswagen Passat

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When two class-leading sedans like the 2018 Honda Accord and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat need to face off against each other, Goshen drivers can find it hard to choose the best one to fit their needs. A good midsize sedan really needs to bring its A-game, with performance, efficiency ratings, and interior space well above par in order to stand out from the crowd. Read on to find which model better serves the needs of Monticello drivers.

Powertrains and MPG

2018 Honda Accord Engine Options

  • Turbo 1.5L 4-cylinder: This engine makes 192 hp and 192 lb-ft of torque while getting up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg/city* and 38 mpg/highway*.
  • Turbo 2.0L 4-cylinder: The available V6 commands up to 273 lb-ft of torque, but you’ll still enjoy mileage ratings as high as 21 mpg/city* and 33 mpg/highway*.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Engine Options

  • 1.8L Four-Cylinder: This engine delivers only 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque while delivering 23 mpg/city and 34 mpg/highway.
  • 3.6L V6: The V6 only makes 258 lb-ft of torque and tops out at just 20 mpg/city and 28 mpg/highway.

Considering the 2018 Accord ability to overpower the Passat while demanding less fuel, the choice between the two is clear.

Interior Features

The 2018 Honda Accord is able to deliver in ways that rivals like the 2018 Volkswagen Passat cannot. Honda engineers went right back to the drawing board to create a model with slim poof pillars, a low beltline, plenty of glass, so you’ll find that visibility is unparalleled.

And those design differences don’t just tell in the way the Accord feels. There really is more space here.

2018 Honda Accord 2018 VW Passat
122.3 cubic feet Total interior volume 117.9 cubic feet
16.7 cubic feet Cargo space 15.9 cubic feet

Comfort and Convenience Features

At first glance, The Honda Accord features might appear similar to those of the Passat, but a closer look will be more than enough to discern its superiority.

  • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera: Rearview cameras have become the norm, but the Accord is still more forward-thinking than rivals like the Passat. Its unique system can provide three separate viewing modes: Normal, Wide, and Top-down.
  • Honda LaneWatch™: Changing lanes can be tricky when you need to check your blind-spot in heavy traffic. Luckily, the Accord makes that process easy by playing a live video on your touchscreen from a camera concealed beneath the passenger-side mirror.
  • SMS Messaging Service: Both the Accord and the Passat offer Bluetooth® as standard, but the Accord’s connectivity functions go a little further. It can also read your incoming text messages aloud.
2018 Honda Accord Rear 6040 Split Folding Seat

Honda Safety Features

Both the 2018 Honda Accord safety features and the 2018 Volkswagen Passat safety features offer Goshen and Monroe drivers some of the most advanced new driver assistance, including:

  • Forward Collision Warning with Collision Mitigation Braking
  • Blind-Spot Monitor with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Lane Departure Warning System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control

However, you’ll need to pay out top dollar for a top-tier trim level if you want to enjoy such features behind the wheel of a Passat. With the Accord, you also get the Honda Sensing® driver assistance suite with every trim, even the entry-level LX.

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The 2018 Honda Accord Outpaces the 2018 VW Passat

The 2018 VW Passat might be a strong runner-up, but it doesn’t come close to unseating the Accord from its position at the head of the pack. To find out more about Honda Accord trim levels or arrange a test drive, just contact one of the team here at Middletown Honda, your certified Honda dealer.

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*30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for 1.5T LX, EX and EX-L models with CVT. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for 1.5T Sport and Touring models with CVT. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport models with 6-speed manual transmission. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for 2.0T Sport and Touring models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for 2.0T EX-L models with 10-speed automatic transmission. 47 city/47 highway/47 combined mpg rating for Hybrid models with E-CVT. Based on 2018 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.

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