Honda Clarity vs. Volkswagen Passat

Crystal Black Pearl
VS
Titanium Beige

Key Specs

MSRP

MSRP
$33,400
Not Available

Expert Rating

Expert Rating

Owner Reviews

Owner Reviews

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 - 212 hp
174 hp

Engine Type

Engine Type
1.5T I
Synchronous Electric AC Permanent
2.0L TSI 174 HP 16V Turbo 4

Interior Features

Alarm

Alarm
Not Available
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Not Available
Optional

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.4 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
38.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
36.2 in.
39.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.8 - 15.5 cu. ft.
15.9 cu. ft.

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Optional
Optional

Tire Width

Tire Width

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
110.4 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Length

Length
192.7 in.
191.9 in.

Width

Width
73.9 in.
72.2 in.

Mechanical Specs

Weight

Weight
4024 - 4134 .lbs
3274 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
161 - 212 hp
174 hp

Torque

Torque
99 - 221 ft. lbs.
184 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
Not Available
100 .lbs

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Not Available

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
7 - 8.7 gal.
18.5 gal.

Combined

Combined
63 - 52 mpg
13 - 18 mpg

City

City
126 mpg
25 mpg

Highway

Highway
103 mpg
36 mpg

Safety Features

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Not Available

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Not Available
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Cross Traffic Alert
Not Available
Optional

Tech Specs

Vehicle Name

Vehicle Name
Honda Clarity Electric, Honda Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid
Volkswagen Passat

Body Style

Body Style
Sedan
Sedan

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Front Wheel Drive

EPA Classification

EPA Classification
Mid-Size Cars
Mid-Size Cars

Passenger Capacity

Passenger Capacity
5
5

Passenger Volume

Passenger Volume
101.5 ft³.
102 ft³.

Base Curb Weight

Base Curb Weight
4024 - 4134 lbs.
3274 lbs.

Fuel Economy Est-Combined

Fuel Economy Est-Combined
42 mpg.
29 mpg.

Engine Type

Engine Type
Electric - Gas/Electric I-4
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4

Fuel System

Fuel System
Hydrogen - Sequential MPI
Gasoline Direct Injection

Displacement

Displacement
1.5 L/91
2.0 L/121

Trans Type

Trans Type
1
6

Trans Description Cont.

Trans Description Cont.
Automatic - CVT w/OD
Automatic w/OD

First Gear Ratio (:1)

First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.43 - 2.45 - 0.81
4.46

Reverse Ratio (:1)

Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.43
3.19

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)

Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.42 - 3.83
3.23

Suspension Type - Front

Suspension Type - Front
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear

Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut
Strut

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)

Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Front Tire Size

Front Tire Size
P235/45VR18
P215/60TR16

Rear Tire Size

Rear Tire Size
P235/45VR18
P215/60TR16

Front Wheel Size

Front Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Rear Wheel Size

Rear Wheel Size
18 X 8 in.
16 X 6.5 in.

Front Wheel Material

Front Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Rear Wheel Material

Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum
Aluminum

Steering Type

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb

Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb
38.4 ft.
36.4 ft.

Brake Type

Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc
4-Wheel Disc

Brake ABS System

Brake ABS System
4-Wheel
4-Wheel

Disc - Front

Disc - Front
Yes
Yes

Disc - Rear

Disc - Rear
Yes
Yes

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.3 in.
12.3 in.

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness

Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness
12.2 in.
10.7 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
39.1 in.
38.3 in.

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42.2 in.
42.4 in.

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx

Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx
7 - 8.7 gal.
18.5 gal.

Front Shoulder Room

Front Shoulder Room
59.7 in.
56.9 in.

Front Hip Room

Front Hip Room
55.8 in.
Not Available

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.1 in.
37.8 in.

Second Leg Room

Second Leg Room
36.2 in.
39.1 in.

Second Shoulder Room

Second Shoulder Room
57.3 in.
57 in.

Second Hip Room

Second Hip Room
55.6 in.
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.3 in.
110.4 in.

Length, Overall

Length, Overall
192.7 in.
191.9 in.

Width, Max w/o mirrors

Width, Max w/o mirrors
73.9 in.
72.2 in.

Height, Overall

Height, Overall
58.2 in.
58.5 in.

Track Width, Front

Track Width, Front
62.2 in.
62.1 in.

Track Width, Rear

Track Width, Rear
62.5 in.
61 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.8 - 15.5 ft³.
15.9 ft³.

EPA MPG Equivalent - City

EPA MPG Equivalent - City
126
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy

EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
103
Not Available

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined

EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
110 - 114
Not Available

Battery Range

Battery Range
47 - 89 mi.
Not Available

Model Group

Model Group
Clarity
Passat

Vehicle Segment

Vehicle Segment
Intermediate
Intermediate

Vehicle Type

Vehicle Type
Sedan
Sedan

Engine Displacement Units

Engine Displacement Units
1.5
2.0

Engine Camshaft

Engine Camshaft
DOHC
DOHC

Engine Block Type

Engine Block Type
aluminum
iron

Engine Cylinder Count

Engine Cylinder Count
4
4

Engine Valve Count

Engine Valve Count
4
4