2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Honda Accord Comparison

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Honda Accord
2018 Volkswagen Passat 2018 Honda Accord
Fuel Capacity
  18.5 gal 14.8 gal
Basic Warranty
  6 yr / 72,000 mi 3 yr / 36,000 mi
Drivetrain Warranty
  6 yr / 72,000 mi 5 yr / 60,000 mi

2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Honda Accord

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Among midsized sedans, the 2018 Volkswagen Passat stands up to rivals. The combination of value, performance, handling, and safety makes it a good choice for daily commuters and busy families. Here’s a quick look at how the 2018 Passat and the 2018 Honda Accord compare:

Comfort Package

The 2018 Passat is one of the few in its class to have a power-adjusting chair on the base edition. This, and the fact that the Passat MSRP is less than the Accord’s, makes it a more attractive package for value-minded consumers. The base-trim of the Passat starts you off with a rearview camera and dual-zone climate control. Rivaling the Accord, the Passat has a touchscreen with Bluetooth and smartphone integration. The Accord has an extra screen, but critics often complain that the Accord’s dual screen approach is a distraction for busy drivers. Both cars offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well. The Passat also offers MirrorLink, a system you won’t find on any Honda Accords, a spacious cabin and a large trunk – all of the elements perfect for long distance car travel.


Both the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord offer a choice of two engines. Volkswagen has a speedy turbo with extra torque as its base trim, similar to the Accord. The Accord has a 252-horsepower turbo as its higher trim engine. The Passat still has a spirited V6 engine for 2018. This 3.6-liter engine generates 280 horsepower and 258 lb-ft. of torque. Local Streetsboro drivers will appreciate an extra 28 horsepower, especially in busy highway traffic or when climbing steep grades. The Car Connection writes the Passat’s handling is “composed and confidence-inspiring”, due to its firmer suspension and light, direct steering.


The 2018 Volkswagen Passat has an exclusive Intelligent Crash Response System. If the airbags deploy, the system responds by shutting off the fuel pump, turning on the hazard lights and unlocking the doors. You can also get low-speed automatic braking with a forward collision warning. The Passat also has a rear cross-traffic alert to improve safety during reverse maneuvering and a blind spot monitor to keep an eye on side traffic. The Accord has standard automatic braking, but a blind spot monitor is offered at higher trim edition. Both are offering adaptive cruise control to regulate speed for safety.


The 2018 Volkswagen Passat is covered by Volkswagen’s new People First Warranty. This valuable coverage extends for up to six years or 72,000 miles. It includes traditional bumper-to-bumper coverage, limited to three years on the Honda. The Volkswagen coverage also includes powertrain warranty coverage, limited to five years on the Honda. With more miles and more years of coverage, the Passat gives owners more peace of mind.

For a closer look at the 2018 Volkswagen Passat, you’ll find a large selection at our dealership. Contact us today to schedule a test drive.

* NHTSA Government 5-Star Safety Ratings are part of the U.S. Department of Transportations New Car Assessment Program (www.safercar.gov). Model tested with standard side airbags (SAB).

** More information can be found at www.iihs.org