2018 Volkswagen Passat vs 2018 Honda Accord

Split screen images of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and the 2018 Honda Accord

The Volkswagen Passat and Honda Accord are both stand-out options in the full-size sedan segment and some of the best-selling models from their own brands. Today, we are pitting the current 2018 Passat and 2018 Accord models up against each other to see what they have to offer active drivers looking for a new daily driver or family shuttle.

Find pricing information, additional specs, and an engine comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Honda Accord below. Or, head straight to the 2018 VW Passat inventory available now at Team Gunther Volkswagen by clicking the link below.

2018 Volkswagen Passat


2018 Honda Accord

$22,995 Starting MSRP $23,570
2.0-liter four-cylinder Base Engine 1.5-liter four-cylinder
Yes Available Active Safety Yes
S, R-Line, SE, SE with Technology, SEL Premium, V6 SEL Premium, V6 GT Trim Levels LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, Touring

Engine Options and Performance Specs

The 2018 Volkswagen Passat and 2018 Honda Accord are both available with a duo of engine options depending on trim level, but the 2018 Volkswagen Passat allows drivers to get into a performance-focused and fun-to-drive model for less thanks to an overall more budget-conscious lineup.

Base 2018 Passat models come standard with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI engine rated at 174 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Great on a daily driver, VW’s 2.0-liter engine blends responsive power with fuel efficiency. Drivers looking for a little more zip from the gas pedal may be interested in upgrading to the 3.6-liter V6 engine rated at 280 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque that’s found on higher trims or upgraded packages at an affordable price.

The 2018 Honda Accord comes standard with a 1.5-liter turbocharged engine rated at 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. A 2.0-liter turbocharged engine rated at 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque is also available, but only on the Sport, EX-L or Touring trims with starting MSRP’s beginning at $25,780 for the Sport trim and moving up to $33,800 on Touring trims.

Car shoppers looking to find a fun-to-drive sedan at an affordable price can find the 2018 Volkswagen Passat lineup available now at Team Gunther Volkswagen in Daphne, Alabama. Browse our current inventory online or stop by the dealership to see if any of our in-stock models match what you are looking for.