2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord

A midsize sedan isn’t hard to come by, but one that is sophisticated and sporty, this narrows down the criteria. Whatever it may be that drivers your search, know that the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord are midsize sedans of many hats.

Both midsize sedans are able to double as a safe and dependable family vehicle but also something that fits the business class as well. They each serve well as an excellent first car to college students or retirees who want something comfortable and classy.

And while both sedans may be excellent candidates, here at Donaldsons, we believe that the Volkswagen Passat is able to make a stronger case and pull away from the competition–find out more as we take the 2017 Volkswagen Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord.

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2017 VW Passat vs 2017 Honda Accord
1.8L Turbo 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.4L 4-cylinder
280 HP Maximum Horsepower 278 HP
Yes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto Yes




SE with Technology

SEL Premium

V6 SE with Technology

V6 SEL Premium



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Test drove the Volkswagen Passat at Donaldsons VW

Significant improvements have been made to the Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord respectively. One of the primary focuses has been the race in technology. Both 2017 sedans now offer Apple CarPlay and Android Auto; the Passat additionally has included Mirror Link on this list. These platforms are just one part to all that VW CarNet AppConnect has to offer, helping to keep you better connected to your vehicle, contacts, and surroundings.

The enhanced navigation system is able to guide and inform you, not only does it provide turn-by-turn directions, but it also can identify shorter and safer routes that avoid traffic and keep you aware of changing weather conditions.

In addition to a whole world of communication and entertainment options, there also are advanced safety options. While the backup camera can help to alert you to possible threats behind your vehicle, the Driver Assistance features can provide additional confidence. These systems include: Font Assist, Blind Spot Monitor, Rear Traffic Alert, Lane Assist, Park Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, and Park Pilot.

Drivers interested in learning more about the technology and safety systems available to the 2017 Volkswagen Passat as well as how each of the trim levels differs, we would like to welcome you here to Donaldsons Volkswagen. Sign up for a test drive and come by the next time that you’re in the area to see what the Volkswagen Passat is capable of!

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