2016 Honda Accord Sedan
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Both the 2016 Volkswagen Passat and the 2016 Honda Accord are impressive midsize sedans for drivers here in the Frankfort and Orland Park, IL area. Both should be on your list of vehicles to drive if you’re considering a model in this segment this year. That said, there are some major differences that you should definitely take into account before you make up your mind. See for yourself below!

Efficiency and Performance

We know that fuel economy is a top priority, but nobody wants to drive a vehicle that struggles to get up to highway speeds. Take a look at how these two vehicles compare when it comes to performance and fuel economy.

The base 2016 Volkswagen Passat is powered by a turbocharged 1.8L four-cylinder engine that generates 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates that the Passat will return 25 mpg city/38 mpg highway/29 mpg combined.

The 2016 Honda Accord uses a 2.4L four-cylinder engine to produce more power at 185 hp and 181 lb-ft of torque. It also earns better fuel economy estimates from the EPA at 27 mpg city/37 mpg highway/31 mpg combined* with front-wheel drive and continuously variable transmission.

No matter how you slice it, the Accord wins out when it comes to fuel economy and performance.


In National Highway Traffic Safety Administration testing, the 2016 Honda Accord earned a five-star overall rating, as well as five-star ratings in frontal and side crash tests and in the rollover test. The 2016 Volkswagen Passat has only been reviewed in the rollover test, where it earned a lesser four stars, and as such, it received no overall rating.

The Honda Accord also received a ‘Superior’ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety when it comes to front crash prevention, due to its available Honda Sensing package. The Volkswagen Passat only received an ‘Advanced’ ranking.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park to Drive the Accord

You can drive the Honda Accord right now here at Community Honda of Orland Park, your local Frankfort area Honda dealer, at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL. See for yourself why the Accord is clearly the better choice in this matchup!


*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.