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Discover How the 2020 Honda Accord & 2020 Volkswagen Passat Compare

Discover How the 2020 Honda Accord & 2020 Volkswagen Passat Compare

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The mid-size sedan segment is highly competitive, with automakers developing ever-better cars to sway buyers from crossovers, SUVs and trucks. If you are shopping for a new sedan to enhance your morning commute and amplify your weekend adventures, we suggest the 2020 Honda Accord. Honda's new Accord builds upon the models that came before it, featuring a highly refined powertrain and interior and the latest in Honda technologies and innovations.

Maybe you already have the Honda Accord on your shopping list but are wondering how it stacks up against its nearest competition. Well, the team here at Premier Honda has compiled a comparison of the 2020 Accord and 2020 Volkswagen Passat to see which mid-size sedan comes out on top in key areas like performance, efficiency, standard and available features and more.

Before the 2020 Honda Accord goes head-to-head with the 2020 VW Passat, though, let's review what makes the Accord such a popular choice for many drivers and families.

For the 2020 model year, Honda's Accord mid-size sedan is offered in six trims, with each one building upon the one that comes before it. If you are already considering an upgrade to a new Accord LX, our Honda specialists can highlight the standard features during your upcoming visit!

Many modern motorists seek a new Honda automobile that's equipped with advanced driver-assistive features. In the 2020 Accord, Honda includes its full suite of driver aids as standard equipment. The Honda Sensing suite boasts an array of advanced safety systems, like adaptive cruise control, which are only optional on the VW Passat.

If you're ready to get into this new Honda sedan and discover its array of standard safety systems and available trims, then book your Accord test drive now.

How the 2020 Accord Rises Above the Rest

When you select the 2020 Honda Accord lineup, you gain the power of choice. This is the mid-size sedan that is offered with a choice of three powertrains -- including a hybrid option -- something that can't be said for models like the 2020 VW Passat.

As you'll discover in the comparison table below, the 2020 Honda Accord outperforms the Volkswagen Passat in standard fuel efficiency and performance. The new Accord comes standard with Honda's 1.5-Liter VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that develops a healthy 192 hp, helping the sedan return stellar EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings that top the less-powerful VW Passat by a significant margin.

The performance aspect becomes even more lopsided in the Accord's favor when you consider that only the Honda sedan offers a more powerful available engine. Honda's 2.0-Liter VTEC® turbocharged 4-cylinder engine is available in the 2020 Accord and matches the VW Passat's standard turbocharged engine in displacement. However, the Honda engine is far more powerful than Volkswagen's. The Accord 2.0T models produce 252 hp -- compared to just 174 hp in the Passat.

Let's take a closer look at how the 2020 Honda Accord and Volkswagen Passat stack up in the below comparison.


2020 Honda Accord

2020 Volkswagen Passat


Honda Accord

Volkswagen Passat


1.5-Liter VTEC® Turbocharged 4-Cylinder Engine
192 hp @ 5,500

2.0L Turbo
174 hp @ 5,000

Fuel Economy

30 / 38**

23 / 34

Optional Powertrain

252-hp 2.0-Liter VTEC® Turbo Engine

Not Available

Manual Transmission


Not Available

Passenger Space

Cubic Feet

Cubic Feet

Cargo Space

Cubic Feet

Cubic Feet

Multi-Angle Rearview Camera


Not Available

Adaptive Cruise Control




  • Available Features On The Accord
  • • Bluetooth® HandsFreeLink®
  • • Bluetooth® Streaming Audio
  • • SMS Text Message Function
  • • Vehicle Stability Assist™ with Traction Control
  • • Multi-Angle Rearview Camera with Dynamic Guidelines
  • • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • • Collision Mitigation Braking
  • • Road Departure Mitigation
  • • Forward Collision Warning
  • Available Features On The Passat
  • • Blind Spot Monitor & Front Assist
  • • VW Car-Net® App-Connect
  • • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • • Coming/Leaving Home feature
  • • V-Tex leatherette seating surfaces
  • • Leather-wrapped, multi-function steering wheel
  • • Rear View Camera System
  • • Two rear USB charging ports
  • • Intelligent Crash Response System

Finance or Lease Your New Accord At Premier Honda

Now that you have uncovered the many ways the 2020 Honda Accord excels, it's time for a hands-on experience. Premier Honda in New Orleans invites you to our local new and used Honda dealer to enjoy a thorough tour and test drive of your Accord of choice. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales associates will assist you in your new car search and help ensure you get that competitive price you're after in a new Honda.

Our on-site finance department is here to help you obtain a favorable loan package or lease offer for your upgrade to a new Honda automobile. Maybe you're wondering whether buying or leasing is a better option for your situation and preferences. If that's the case, our team can help you make an informed decision. Take a moment to submit a copy of our no-obligation credit application to begin the financing process.

Our Honda dealer is a short drive from Metairie, Louisiana, and welcomes local motorists to stop by or schedule a test drive. You can follow these door-to-door directions to arrive at our car dealership. We look forward to showing you all the ways the 2020 Accord outshines the competition when you stop by Premier Honda in New Orleans!

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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955 destination charge and accessories. Dealer prices may vary. MSRP does not include $395 charge for select premium colors. $395 charge only applies to 2021 models.
**30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX, EX and EX-L 1.5T trims. 29 city/35 highway/31 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T CVT trim. 26 city/35 highway/30 combined mpg rating for Sport 1.5T 6MT trim. 22 city/32 highway/26 combined mpg rating for Sport and Touring 2.0T trims. 23 city/34 highway/27 combined mpg rating for EX-L 2.0T trim. 48 city/47 highway/48 combined mpg rating for hybrid trims. Based on 2020 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, battery-pack age/condition (hybrid trims) and other factors.

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