The German carmaker – Volkswagen is all-set to re-introduce their premium sedan Passat in India on 10th October 2017. Is this sedan better than the Honda Accord? Let’s find out.
The highly popular, bold, brilliant and stylish Volkswagen Passat is all-set to make a comeback to the Indian roads on 10th of October 2017. All thanks to the Volkswagen’s Aurangabad facility, the pricing of this premium sedan is going to be very competitive in the segment, and it going to bring a tough time for its rivals.
The Honda Accord Hybrid is one of the closest competitors to the Volkswagen Passat 2017. It sells at a higher price tag being a hybrid car, but still it is closely compared to the Passat when it comes to the exterior design, styling, interiors and features. Here, we bring you a quick side-by-side comparison of these two premium sedansbuilding consoles.
Exterior Design & Styling:
When it comes to the exterior styling, design and overall body dynamics, both Volkswagen Passat 2017 and Honda Accord score full marks. It is quite impossible to pick one car out of these in terms of look. Both these cars are high-end premium luxury sedans, which will attract buyers of all ages, whether a senior business tycoon or a startup founder.
The Volkswagen Passat 2017 sports a bold and brilliant face that gets the all-new four-bar chrome grille, LED headlamps, prominent hood, re-designed bumpers with C-shaped integrated LED lights, fog lamps, LED tail-lights, stylish alloy wheels and sporty front & rear bumpers.
The Honda Accord features one of the most revolutionary exterior designs by Honda till date. it features a more rigid body construction with a distinctive design philosophy that will appeal to buyers at first look. The exterior design language of this sedan is highly inspired from the all-new Honda Civic. On the front, there is a massive single-frame chrome grille, LED headlamps, DRLs, stylish hood, LED fog-lights and sport bumper. The key-highlight of this sedan is the new C-shaped LED headlamps, which look superb.
The Volkswagen Passat steps ahead on this segment. You will find a lot of comfort, connectivity and convenience features on the inside of the Passat. There is an all-new designed 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster that is highly inspired from the Audi TT. It also gets an advanced infotainment system, blue ambient lighting, leather wrapped flat bottom steering wheel and a lot more.
When it comes to interior, the Honda Accord is superb too! The interiors design has everything required to give this sedan a premium and luxury touch. There are a lot of tech-savvy features, including an all-new HMI that includes a 7-inch TFT driver’s meter, and an all-new touch screen infotainment system. it supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity too.
The Volkswagen Passat 2017 is driven by a 2-litre TDI diesel engine which produces a maximum power of 174.4bhp, and a maximum torque of 400NM. This engine will take just 8 seconds to reach the mark of 100kmph, and it delivers a top speed of 220kmph. This engine is coupled with 6-speed DSG automatic gearbox and front-wheel-drive (FWD) system.
The Honda Accord is powered by a 2.0-litre 16V Atkinson cycle DOHC i-VTEC petrol engine with Sport Hybrid i-MMD 2-motor hybrid system. This engine is capable to produce a maximum power of 143bhp at 6200rpm and 175NM of torque at 4000rpm. This engine is coupled with an automatic e-CVT gearbox and front-wheel drive system.
Price in India:
Volkswagen Passat 2017 – Rs.26-30 lacs (Ex-Showroom, India)* (Expected Price Tag)
Honda Accord – Rs.43.21 lacs (Ex-Showroom, New Delhi)
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