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2019 Honda Accord vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat

Despite all of the changes that have occurred in the automotive industry, the Honda Accord remains one of the strongest models on the market today. Independent reviews have praised the current Honda midsize sedan available at Meridian Honda for having responsive and efficient powertrains, a spacious and comfortable passenger cabin as well as offering an athletic handling profile. A comparison of the 2019 Honda Accord vs. 2019 Volkswagen Passat will clearly demonstrate how the Honda sedan has managed to remain near, or at the top of its class for so long. The 2019 Honda Accord is available if five primary trim grades, LX, Sports, EX, EX-L and Touring. Buyers can also choose the Sport 2.0T, EX-L 2.0T and Touring 2.0T with an upgraded engine option. Customers can schedule a test drive today by calling, 601-693-4651.

A high-altitude view of the 2019 Honda Accord and 2019 VW Passat will reveal a few similarities. Both sedans have seating capacity for five passengers. However, this where the Accord starts to separate itself from its VW competitor. The Honda sedan offers more maximum available legroom for the rear passengers, than what can be found in the 2019 Passat. Both vehicles are pretty closely matched for driver and front passenger leg room dimensions. The 2019 Accord continues its in-class dominance in truck space. Accord owners will have 16.7 cubic-feet of cargo volume to use when they need to transport items in the Honda sedan’s trunk. Volkswagen buyers who choose the 2019 Passat will have just 15.9 cubic-feet to utilize. Both automakers offer a touchscreen-based infotainment system. The 2019 Honda Accord offers a larger interface across the board.

 

2019 Honda Accord LX, 2WD Vs. 2019 VW Passat
Turbo., 1.5-L, 4-Cyl. Engine Turbo., 2.0-L, 4-Cyl.
CVT Transmission Six-speed automatic
192/192 Horsepower/Torque 174/184
16.7 cu.-ft. Trunk Space 15.9 cu.-ft.

 

Performance Specs

The standard power plant for the 2019 Honda Accord is a turbocharged 1.5-liter, four-cylinder engine making 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. All trims except the Sport will be attached to a continuously variable transmission. The automaker has equipped the 2019 Honda Accord Sport with a six-speed manual transmission. For more performance, the Sport, EX-L and Touring versions of the Honda sedan can also employ a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine producing 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The EX-L 2.0T and Touring 2.0T have a 10-speed automatic transmission. Sport 2.0T can use the six-speed manual or the 10-speed automatic.

Volkswagen has equipped both available trims of the 2019 Passat with a turbocharged 2.0-liter, four-cylinder engine attached to a six-speed automatic transmission. It doesn’t make as much power as either available Honda Accord engine option, topping out at 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet torque.

A photo of the front seats in the 2019 Honda Accord.
A photo of the driver's cockpit in the 2019 Honda Accord.

A photo of the trunk space in the 2019 Honda Accord.
A photo of the touchscreen in the 2019 Honda Accord.