2020 VW Passat Vs. 2020 Honda Accord

2020 Volkswagen Passat and 2020 Honda Accord, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo

The family sedan segment is not lacking for choice; almost every major car brand has tossed something into the mix. But year after year, two automotive icons continue to stand out from the rest: the Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Passat. The rivalry between these two models dates back over many years, and it’s kept them both on their toes with the need to be continually innovative competitive rides.

The 2020 VW Passat and 2020 Honda Accord are about the same size, meaning competition between the two remains fierce. So how is one to choose between them? To get an idea, check out our table and analysis below!

2020 Volkswagen Passat


2020 Honda Accord

$22,995 Starting MSRP $24,020
Standard HD/Satellite Radio Available
Standard Apple CarPlay/Android Auto Available
Standard Voice Recognition Available
6 Standard Speakers 4
2 Front LCD Screen(s) 1

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In addition to the benefits outlined in the table above, the 2020 Volkswagen Passat is reported as feeling more spacious than the 2020 Honda Accord. The rear seat of the 2020 Passat, in particular, is acclaimed for being delightfully roomy. Passengers are sure to enjoy the extra space to stretch their limbs.

What’s new on the 2020 Volkswagen Passat?

For 2020, the styling of the Passat has been updated and refreshed, resulting in a more modern and premium look both inside and out. To accompany the fresh looks, the 2020 Passat enjoys more new features, an expanded lineup, and price cuts on the lower-end models.

The front and rear of the 2020 Passat are now adorned with LED head- and taillights. The front and rear bumpers are both more strikingly sculpted to match, while the wheels enjoy new designs and the trunklid enjoys bolder Passat badging. This slew of alterations gives the 2020 model a welcome unique visual identity among Passat incarnations of years past. For more swank, the 2020 Passat interior can also now be equipped with soft nappa leather upholstery and heated rear seats.

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