Compare the Volkswagen Passatto the Chevy Malibu & Honda Accord

See How the New Volkswagen Passat Stands Up to Its Mid-Size Car Competition.

Classic. Comfortable. An entertaining drive. Those are just three ways to describe the new Volkswagen Passat. This mid-size car with a luxury presence is the total package. This modern sedan's captivating design and upscale interior are constructed to provide comfort and joy to you and all your passengers along for the ride.

Still, we know State College shoppers like to do their homework and compare the Volkswagen Passat with its mid-size sedan competition. That's why Ciocca Volkswagen of State College has compiled the research so you can see how the new Volkswagen Passat surpasses two of its main competitors, including the Chevy Malibu and Honda Accord. We can't wait to show off the latest Volkswagen Passat when you visit our Volkswagen dealership in State College, PA for a test drive.

Volkswagen Passat vs. the Chevy Malibu

The Chevy Malibu falls way behind on the safety front. The mid-sized sedan can't keep pace with the Volkswagen Passat, which offers an array of standard safety features, including forward collision warning and blind-spot monitoring, rear cross-traffic alert, and front-traffic assist with pedestrian monitoring. The Volkswagen Passat also adds adaptive cruise control, Park Assist, and paddle shifters on upper trims.

The Chevy Malibu also features a lackluster base engine - a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 that produces 160 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. State College motorists get significantly higher torque values of 206 pound-feet behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Passat's 174-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine. Base Malibu's earn 29/36 miles per gallon, similar to the Volkswagen Passat's 24/36 fuel economy ratings.

The Chevy Malibu does offer wireless Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ with an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, but there's no dual-zone climate control until the LT trim. The Volkswagen Passat adds that on its mid-trim, the SE. Base Volkswagen Passat models offer larger 17-inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, a leather-covered steering wheel, and a 6.3-inch infotainment setup with Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™. State College drivers can upgrade their Passat to a 400-watt Fender® premium sound system, similar to the Malibu's available Bose audio system.

Volkswagen Passat vs. the Honda Accord

The Honda Accord offers less technology and is more expensive than the Volkswagen Passat. In fact, the Honda Accord has the highest MSRP of this trio. For performance, the Honda Accord's base engine, a 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 producing 192 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque, can't top the Volkswagen Passat's 206 pound-feet of torque.

While most Honda Accord sedans earn 30/38 miles per gallon, its upper trim earns only 22/32 miles per gallon when powered by the 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that outputs 252 horsepower and 273 pound-feet of torque. The Volkswagen Passat - earning 24/36 miles per gallon - is more than powerful enough for your everyday driving around State College, thanks to a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 engine with 174 horsepower.

The Volkswagen Passat adds a sunroof, navigation, keyless entry, active headlights, a superior Fender® premium sound system, chrome exhaust tips, heated front seats, and leather seating surfaces on its two trim levels above the base model. This provides the Volkswagen Passat with a more captivating design and luxury cabin than the Honda Accord.

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With a roomy and upscale interior complementing a standard safety suite, the Volkswagen Passat's value can't be topped by the Honda Accord or Chevy Malibu. The well-crafted Volkswagen Passat has arguably more attractive styling than both mid-size sedan competitors.

See the new Volkswagen Passat in action when you take this car for a test drive around State College, PA. The Ciocca Volkswagen of State College financial associates can help provide you with affordable payment plans when you're ready to buy or lease a new Volkswagen Passat.

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