2020 VW Passat vs 2020 Honda Accord Comparison in Cerritos, CA

When you're ready to improve your commute, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat makes getting around the Los Angeles area better than ever. It's got premium comfort, modern technology, advanced safety and powerful engineering -- all in a package that's even more affordable than rivals like the 2020 Honda Accord. But there's more to the decision of buying a new car than price. Below, we'll show you how the 2020 Volkswagen Passat provides more value than the 2020 Honda Accord. It's not just more affordable, it's a smarter buy with more generous standard features and some exclusive available upgrades.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Size & Design

A bit smaller than the 2020 Honda Accord, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat provides similar roominess and a large, practical trunk. But with a shorter wheelbase and overall length, it's even more nimble and easy to park. We also think it has a more premium look.

But the advantages of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat don't stop with mere looks. Standard full-LED exterior lighting provides a sharp look while heated exterior mirrors help you get going faster on those foggy or frosty mornings. These features are standard on the Passat, but will cost you extra as part of a trim level upgrade on the 2020 Honda Accord. You can even get an optional hands-free, easy-open trunk for a level of convenience the Honda Accord just can't give you at any trim level.

Volkswagen Passat Interior

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Features & Technology

Entry-level 2020 Honda Accord models lack a touchscreen multimedia system, which we find is one of the most desirable features our customers are looking for in a new car. That's yet another reason you get more value from the 2020 Volkswagen Passat! Every 2020 Volkswagen Passat comes standard with a touchscreen and Apple CarPlay™ & Android Auto™ for fast and easy smartphone pairing. All without touching your phone, you can make calls, stream music, get directions and more.

You can also add the optional Adaptive Front-lighting System (AFS) with corner-illuminating feature as an upgrade. These headlights pivot as you steer to better illuminate curves in the road ahead -- and technology like this isn't available on the 2020 Honda Accord at all.

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Volkswagen Passat Shift Knob

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Performance & Drive

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat engine delivers more torque than you get from the entry-level engine in the 2020 Honda Accord. That means for even less cost you still get more power for the daily drive. Peak horsepower helps to describe a car's top speed and passing power, but for departing quickly from a stoplight and merging with traffic confidently, torque is an even better metric.

What's more, the entry-level 2020 Honda Accord comes with a CVT automatic transmission. This new kind of automatic transmission is sometimes derided for sluggish response and droning noise. Instead, you get a more traditional geared six-speed automatic transmission on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat for a quieter cruise and quicker power delivery.

Volkswagen Passat Integrated Exhaust

2020 Volkswagen Passat vs. 2020 Honda Accord: Safety & Driver Assistance

Both these vehicles earned excellent crash test scores in tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. They also have cutting-edge driver assist technology to help you avoid accidents in the first place! With standard forward collision warning and automatic emergency braking, both the 2020 Honda Accord and 2020 Volkswagen Passat can prevent the most common kinds of accidents.

But there's even more practical safety technology on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat as standard equipment. You get standard rear traffic alert and blind spot monitoring, to help you make safe lane changes and avoid fender-benders when backing up. These features are available upgrades that'll cost you extra on the 2020 Honda Accord.

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The 2020 Honda Accord costs nearly $1,300 more at the entry-level compared to the 2020 Volkswagen Passat -- and that's despite the entry-level Passat coming with more standard technology, driver assistance and engine power. So when you're looking for a more affordable midsize sedan that also has an upscale look and the quality and performance of German engineering, you'll love the VW Passat. Come take a test drive and experience it for yourself at McKenna Volkswagen.

2020 Volkswagen Passat2020 Honda Accord
$22,995Starting MSRP*$24,270
174Standard Horsepower192
206Standard Torque (lb-ft)192
102.0 Cubic FeetPassenger Volume105.6 Cubic Feet
15.9 Cubic FeetTrunk Volume16.7 Cubic Feet
StandardApple CarPlay™ / Android Auto™Available Upgrade
StandardFull-LED HeadlightsAvailable Upgrade
StandardRear Traffic AlertAvailable Upgrade
StandardBlind Spot MonitorAvailable Upgrade
StandardAutomatic Emergency BrakingStandard

*Prices exclude destination, taxes, title, other options, and dealer charges. Dealer sets actual price.