America’s midsize sedan segment is quite oversaturated nowadays, because of two crucial factors – first, midsize sedans have grown to become synonymous with suburban living and commuting, making their smart, capable performance and technology too good to pass up. Second, there’s just too many great automotive manufacturers creating incredible sedans these days, which can lead to a difficult purchasing decision when you’re in the market for a new ride. Volkswagen and Honda have long been two top model brands, and their Passat and Accord sedans are class leaders in every regard, especially on the precipice of the 2020 model year.
Our Janesville VW team has compiled some info together on the 2020 Passat and Accord, to help you figure out which of these two is a better choice once they’re released. Join us below and find your new favorite car!
2020 Volkswagen Passat
2020 Honda Accord
|To Be Announced||Starting Price||$23,870|
|2.0-liter turbocharged Inline 4 / up to 174 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque||Engine / Horsepower and Torque Output||1.5-liter Inline 4 / 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque|
|25 miles per gallon city / 36 miles per gallon highway||City & Highway Fuel Economy||30 miles per gallon city / 38 miles per gallon highway|
|6-speed automatic with Sport Mode||Transmission||6-speed automatic|
The 2020 Passat has undergone a significant redesign and refresh for the upcoming model year, which has left it better than most of its competitors, the Accord in particular. Inside the new Passat, you’ll find some of the best tech innovations on the market, including a 6.3-inch touchscreen sound system, keyless access, a premium Multi-function Display, and much more. Top safety features like Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Monitoring, and Rear Traffic Alert are available too, giving the Passat a secure drive that exudes peace of mind around every corner.
That’s not even mentioning the stellar performance that the Passat offers in contrast to its more conservative Accord counterpart – with a turbo engine and sporty transmission (able to be controlled by steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters), you’ll be much more in control of how strong – and fast – your drive can be!
Give Frank Boucher Volkswagen a call at your earliest convenience if you’re looking to learn more about the 2020 Volkswagen Passat. We’re still a while out from its American release, but we’re sure it’ll be a top seller once it arrives!