2016 Honda Accord vs. 2016 Volkswagen Passat

2016 Honda Accord

2016 Honda Accord


2016 Volkswagen Passat

The 2016 Volkswagen Passat and the 2016 Honda Accord might both be on your short list if you’re looking for a new midsize sedan here in the Crystal Lake and Elgin, IL area. If you’re considering either vehicle, find out how they compare side by side below!

Efficiency and Performance

If you’re interested in a new midsize sedan, you want a balance of fuel economy and performance. In that department, the 2016 Volkswagen Passat comes standard with a 1.8L turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. It earns an EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/38 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.

The 2016 Honda Accord is equipped with a 2.4L four-cylinder engine that produces 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. With continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive it clocks in at an EPA-estimated 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined*.

It’s easy to see that the Honda Accord earns better overall fuel economy estimates, and provides more horsepower.


In Insurance Institute of Highway Safety testing, the 2016 Honda Accord earned a ‘Superior’ rating in front crash prevention testing when equipped with optional equipment, while the 2016 Volkswagen Passat only earned an ‘Advanced’ rating.

In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the Accord earned the top five-star overall rating, while the Passat has not yet been rated overall. The Passat was rated in the rollover test though, and it only earned four stars while the Accord received the top five-star rating.

Visit Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake

You can drive the current 2016 Honda Accord here at your trusted Elgin area Honda dealership, Brilliance Honda of Crystal Lake. We’re located at 680 W. Terra Cotta Ave. in Crystal Lake, IL 60014. You can also give us a call at 888-905-9883 or contact us online to learn more about the efficient, smart, and safe Honda Accord today, or you can stop by our dealership to take it for a test drive six days a week!

*Based on 2016 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.