2021 Passat vs Honda Accord

Volkswagen Passat

  • Standard Engine2.0L I-4
  • Torque206 @ 1,700 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity18.5 gal.
  • Seats5

Honda Accord

  • Standard Engine1.5T I-4
  • Torque192 @ 1,600 rpm
  • Fuel Tank Capacity14.8 gal.
  • Seats5

Specs at a Glance

If you are looking for a top midsize sedan in 2021, the Volkswagen Passat is a natural choice. Even though the Passat does not get substantial changes in 2021, it is nevertheless one of the most charismatic and charming sedans you can purchase. The 2021 Passat comes in several trim levels with an impressive number of options for each trim, including more than you’ll get with the 2021 Honda Accord, which is a competitor of the Passat. The Passat also has a more upscale cabin than the Accord, and it has a smoother, quieter ride. If style is a priority, the Passat is also a great pick for its unique style that makes it stand out from others in its class.

Performance

The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is available with the same turbocharged engine that it had in 2020. The engine that powers the Passat is a gasoline engine with four cylinders. Its power output is 174 HP, and its maximum torque output is 206 LB-FT. A six-speed transmission is standard. The Honda Accord also has an automatic transmission. With the base engine, you’ll get a power output of 192 HP. The Accord’s engine also has four cylinders. Front-wheel drive is standard for the Passat in 2021.

Appearance

If you want a vehicle with an intriguing appearance, the Volkswagen Passat is a top choice. The Passat received a mild exterior refresh in 2020 that added some additional colors and brighter, more attractive, and stylish lighting elements. The Passat starts with 17-inch wheels and LED lights on the base trim. It gets larger 19-inch wheels on the R-Line, which also has sporty details. The Honda Accord has a more generic exterior with fewer customization options. The Honda Accord also has 17-inch wheels to start, but it does not come standard with LED lighting.

Features

The 2021 Volkswagen Passat is loaded with features on all trim levels. The first trim, called the S, includes Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, added to a 6.4-inch infotainment system. Bluetooth connectivity is standard as well. The base trim has numerous safety features. Simulated leather seats are added to the second trim. The SE is also available with a sunroof. The R-Line has a sporty interior design to match its exterior. The Passat stands out for its exceptionally roomy cabin as well. The Honda Accord does not have Bluetooth at the base level, and its interior has less space than you’ll get with the Volkswagen Passat.

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