Compare 2018 VW Passat vs Honda Accord | Merrillville, IN

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs Honda Accord

Serving Merrillville, IN, Crown Point, and Hobart

Midsize cars have proven for years to be some of the most popular vehicles among consumers, and it's no wonder why. The class combines the sportiness of smaller models (often with an additional boost of power) with the roomy comfort of larger ones. They provide a very appealing and reasonably priced option for drivers looking for the best of both worlds.

Due to the popularity of the midsize class, sorting through all of the numerous options can be a bit of a headache. But two vehicles that should definitely be on your radar are the 2018 VW Passat and the 2018 Honda Accord. While the both offer a quality driving experience, there are some important differences between these two models that might make one a superior choice to the other. Here's a look at how the Passat and the Accord stack up against each other.


2018 Volkswagen Passat S

2018 Honda Accord LX

Basic Warranty

6 year / 72,000 Mile Warranty

3 year / 36,000 Mile Warranty

Drivetrain Warranty

6 year / 72,000 Mile Warranty

5 year / 60,000 Mile Warranty

Fuel Capacity

18.5 Gallons

14.8 Gallons

Driving Range

463 city / 666 highway miles**

444 city / 562 highway miles**

Standard Engine

2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder

1.5L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder


6-Speed Shiftable Automatic


Seating and Cargo Space

Both the VW Passat and the Honda Accord offer plenty of comfortable space in terms of both seating and cargo storage. In fact, the trunks for both are some of the largest in the class. However, the Accord runs into a few issues that are not present in the Passat. For one, a power-adjustable driver seat comes standard on the VW but not on the Accord. Additionally, the Accord suffers from some problems with cargo space. While the total space is actually higher with the Honda model (16.7 cubic feet vs 15.9 cubic feet), the trunk opening is a bit narrow, which can make actually getting items into the trunk a bit of a challenge.

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Safety Features

Both the VW Passat and the Honda Accord offer a wide variety of standard safety features. These include automatic emergency brakes and forward collision warning. At higher trim levels, consumers can access others like blind spot warning, adaptive cruise control, and lane keeping assistance. Additionally, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given both the Passat and Accord an overall ranking of "good", which is the highest option possible. When it comes to safety, it's hard to beat the Passat, but the Accord has a great record as well.

2018 Volkswagen Passat Interior

Driving Experience

Neither the Passat or the Accord are sports cars, but both still provide a quality driving experience. However, drivers have been quick to point out that the VW model offers a bit more sportiness than its competitor. While both handle smoothly and comfortably, you'll notice the Passat has a bit more "pep in its step." Additionally, the Passat is able to tackle rough and bumpy roads without passing on all that unpleasant rumbling to its passengers.

Test Drive Today!

Are you ready to test drive the 2018 VW Passat and see how it compares to the Honda Accord? Stop by our dealership today to experience this sporty midsize in action!


*MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title and registration fees. Starting at price refers to the base model, optional equipment not included. A more expensive model may be shown. Pricing and offers may change at any time without notification. To get full pricing details, see your dealer.

**EPA estimated MPG may vary by transmission, trim and individual driving behavior.

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