Volkswagen Passat vs Honda Civic
The competition is on in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg! Drivers are on the lookout for a dependable sedan designed to keep them safe and comfortable during long drives. The 2019 Volkswagen Passat and Honda Civic are two vehicles that truly rise to the occasion.
But which car might be better for you? Faulkner Volkswagen wants to help you answer that question, so we created this helpful comparison. Read on to see which of these sedans will come out on top!
2019 VW Passat vs Honda Civic: Engine Comparison
Under the hood, the 2019 VW Passat and Honda Civic offer a lot of similarities with their turbocharged engines. One of these vehicles offers this engine standard, though, while a trim level upgrade is needed for the other. The VW Passat is equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged TSI® engine that produces 174 horsepower. Comparably, the standard engine in the Civic is much smaller with only 158 horsepower.
You can upgrade the Civic engine to an available turbocharged engine that provides 174 horsepower, as well. Even with this upgrade, however, the Civic still falls short with only 162 lb-ft of torque while the standard engine in the VW Passat can achieve 184 lb-ft of torque.
Technological features are always a fun added bonus when it comes to choosing your next vehicle. Tech can help make our lives easier and help make the ride more enjoyable. Both sedans offer smartphone compatibility. Simply plug in your compatible smartphone to access your favorite applications and music conveniently through your touchscreen display.
The 2019 VW Passat takes connectivity one step further with the VW Car-Net® mobile app. This downloadable application has tons of available features such as saving the location of your parked car, so you can easily find it later. If there’s rain in the forecast and you leave your sunroof open, the mobile app will send you an alert to tell you to close it.
The app will also alert you when you have left your car doors unlocked and allows you to lock them remotely right from your compatible smartphone. The Civic does offer an application that allows you to start your engine remotely and schedule maintenance appointments. Unfortunately, though, the other capabilities are not available.
Safety Comparison: 2019 VW Passat vs Honda Civic
The 2019 VW Passat and Honda Civic are very safe sedans offering many safety amenities. Both vehicles come standard with Rear View Camera Systems designed to detect rear obstacles when backing out. Lane Keeping Assist is available as well in these sedans, helping you stay on your intended path.
Despite all the safety features found on the Civic, it does not offer a Blind Spot Monitor like the VW Passat does. Technology like this detects vehicles in your blind spot, alerting you to when it may be safe to make a lane change.
And the Winner Is…
The competition was close, but we think that drivers in Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, and Harrisburg will enjoy what the 2019 Volkswagen Passat has to offer over the Honda Civic. With a more powerful engine and extra safety features, the VW Passat is a standout in its class.
Get behind the wheel of this great sedan today. Visit Faulkner Volkswagen and schedule a test drive!