2017 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2017 Honda Accord

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Volkswagen Passat

2017 Honda Accord

2017 Honda Accord

 

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In the battle of the family sedans, the 2017 Volkswagen Passat and the 2017 Honda Accord are fierce competitors. They both provide the choice between a four-cylinder engine and a more powerful V6, as well as generous passenger and cargo room. However, their base trims couldn’t be more different. Find out which model will save you money at the pump and includes a well-equipped interior.

Fuel Economy

One major selling point of a midsize family sedan is its exceptional fuel economy. Both models are competitive in the base trim, but only the Passat has the edge.

  • The 2017 Passat Trendline+ includes an efficient six-speed automatic transmission that provides 10.1 L/100 km city, 7.0 L/100 km, and 8.7 L/100 km combined.
  • The 2017 Honda Accord LX features a six-speed manual transmission that can only reach 10.4 L/100 km city, 7.4 L/100 km, and 9.0 L/100 km combined.

The big difference is the Passat’s automatic transmission, which not only supplies improved fuel economy, but also smooth shifting out on the rough roads of Winnipeg.

Standard Features

Family vehicles aren’t always known for their extensive features list, and many base trims can be downright barebones. Luckily, the Passat reverses that trend, and it includes the following features:

  • SiriusXM Capability
  • HD Radio
  • Three 12V DC Outlets
  • Leather Shift Knob
  • Leather Steering Wheel

Sadly, none of those are included in the Accord LX. If you want to add them, you’ll have to pay more. The Passat also includes more leg room, head room, and shoulder room for your rear seat passengers. They’ll enjoy this extra space when you’re taking long road trips across Canada.

Drive the Well-Appointed Passat Today

Here at Knight Auto Haus Volkswagen, we’re proud to carry the winner of this comparison: The 2017 Volkswagen Passat! The engineers at VW have developed the Passat to be the perfect family vehicle, and our sales team is excited to show you the full model line, from the Trendline+ to the V6 Highline. When you’re ready to finance this capable sedan, stop by our finance department to find out why Winnipeg drivers are singing our praises. Contact us today to find out more about the Passat!