With its refined and comfortable interior, powerful engine choices, plenty of space for both passengers and cargo and innovative new technology features, the redesigned 2016 Volkswagen Passat gives consumers an exceptional choice for a midsize sedan. If you're looking for a car that offers an enticing blend of practicality, sophistication and affordability, then you'll be quite pleased with the new Passat. A major competitor of the Passat is the Honda Accord. Let's see how these midsize sedans stack up in this 2016 Volkswagen Passat vs 2016 Honda Accord comparison.
The 2016 Passat delivers impressive performance and efficiency. It's available in a 1.8-liter turbocharged and direct-injection TSI four cylinder and a 3.6-liter VR6 engine, which delivers a whopping 280 horsepower—one of the highest outputs in the midsize sedan class. With such powerful engines, quick acceleration and responsive handing, the new Passat is very fun-to-drive. In addition, the Passat has an EPA estimated highway gas mileage of 38 mpg (with automatic transmission) for fuel-sipping savings. In comparison, the 2016 Accord only manages 34 highway mpg.
|2016 Volkswagen Passat||VS||2016 Honda Accord|
|1.8-liter, turbocharged 4-cylinder||Base Engine||2.4-liter, 4-cylinder|
|184 lb-ft||Torque (Base Engine)||181 lb-ft|
|38 mpg||Highway Fuel Economy (Base Engine)||34 mpg|
Another advantage of the 2016 Passat is its roomy, comfortable and refined interior. The cabin features upgraded materials, a new steering wheel and column stalk design, two-tone decor panels and refined chrome and piano black trim. Additionally, temperature-controlled rear seats are a new available feature, along with Easy-Open keyless access that opens the trunk via moving a foot near the rear of the vehicle. The new Passat is also well-equipped with high-tech features, including the new MIB II infotainment system, which brings USB connectivity and smartphone integration with VW Car-Net App-Connect technology. Additionally, while a touchscreen comes standard in the 2016 Passat, its only offered as an available feature in the 2016 Accord.
Making the 2016 Passat even more appealing, it comes with a wide array of safety technology. This includes the Intelligent Crash Response System, Electronic Stability Control and advanced safety cage. Additionally, the new Automatic Post-Collision Braking System helps reduce accident damage by applying the brakes after a primary collision is detected by the airbag sensors, thus helping to reduce residual kinetic energy. If you live in Brookfield, Milwaukee or anywhere else in Southeast Wisconsin and would like to get behind the wheel of the outstanding 2016 Volkswagen Passat, then don't hesitate to contact us at Hall Volkswagen!