2019 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2019 Honda Accord
Automatic Transmission with Manual Mode
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Midsize sedans tend to offer a great balance of everyday drivability and upscale interior features, but there’s a world of difference between the top-ranking models on the market today. Comparing the 2019 VW Passat and the 2019 Honda Accord, this much is plain to see. If you’re looking for a better warranty or a more compelling feature suite, we think you’ll prefer the Passat vs. Accord for your daily drives around Chicagoland.
Passat vs. Accord: Reliability and Cost-to-Own
When you’re getting ready to choose a new vehicle, cost is always going to be one of the primary considerations. Comparing the VW Passat vs. Honda Accord, the first thing you’ll notice is that the Accord starts off with a pricing advantage of roughly $2,000. Don’t be fooled: Drivers who choose the Passat will get a lot more for their money. Here’s what you should keep in mind:
- When purchased brand new, the Honda Accord offers a basic limited warranty that lasts for three years or 36,000 miles, and a powertrain warranty that lasts for five years or 60,000 miles.
- This is average for the segment, but Volkswagen goes above and beyond by protecting the Passat with a six-year/72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty.
- What’s more, in this competition, only the Passat warranty is transferable. That means you can claim a higher resale value if you trade up within the first six years of ownership.
Passat vs. Accord: Standard Features
If you’re making an investment in your daily drives, the vehicle you choose should be able to satisfy your senses, each time you get behind the wheel. However, when we pit the Honda Accord vs. VW Passat, it’s clear that only the latter car has what it takes:
- The base Passat trim is the Wolfsburg 2.0T. Although it starts with a higher price than the comparable Accord LX, the Volkswagen offers many more features.
- With the Passat Wolfsburg, you’ll receive a leather-wrapped steering wheel, soft-touch upholstery, a power-adjustable driver’s seat, and heated mirrors–all standard. To access any of these features in the Accord, you’ll need to pay for costly upgrades.
- Both the Accord and the Passat offer some safety features that the other lacks. However, since only the Passat delivers a blind spot monitor and a rear cross traffic monitor in the base trim, we believe it has the advantage.
- Do you like taking control on your drives through Downers Grove or LaGrange? Only the Passat comes standard with an automatic transmission and a built-in manual driving mode. To get a manual mode in the Accord, you’ll have to upgrade to the Sport trim, which starts near $30,000.
The Passat Stands Head and Shoulders Above Competitors
Now that you’ve had a chance to compare the Passat vs. Accord, we think you’ll agree that the VW is bringing more to the roads near Chicago! Of course, you don’t have to take our word for it. Explore our new Passat inventory in Countryside, and contact us to set up your test drive.
Still doing research? Find out how this well-loved VW sedan fares in another top-tier match-up, against the new Toyota Camry.
*Ask your dealer if this vehicle meets the emissions requirements of the state in which you are registering the vehicle. Starting MSRP excludes destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price. Specifications, equipment, options, and prices are subject to change without notice. Some items may be unavailable when vehicle is built. Ask your dealer about availability of options and verify that the vehicle includes the equipment you ordered.
**6 Years/72,000 miles (whichever occurs first) New Vehicle Limited Warranty on MY2018 and newer VW vehicles, excluding e-Golf. See owner’s literature or dealer for warranty exclusions and limitations.
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