It’s fair to say that the Volkswagen CC and the Honda Accord are both considerably popular midsize cars, but they’re hardly one in the same.

In this helpful vehicle comparison, we take a closer look at the features and specifications to see what exactly sets these two models apart. From interior styling to performance and available technology, you’ll learn everything you need to know to decide which car is right for you.

Introducing the Volkswagen CC

2016 Volkswagen CC

With V-Tex Leatherette and leather seating surfaces available, the 2016 Volkswagen CC starts its interior experience with a sense of style. Interior comfort is enhanced further by 12-way power-adjustable front seats and leather touches on the steering wheel, shift knob, and parking brake.

The power behind the Volkswagen CC comes from its potent engine options: a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder and a 3.6-liter VR6. The four-cylinder TSI® engine delivers 200 horsepower, while the VR6 alternative increases horsepower to 280. All 2016 Volkswagen CC models come equipped with a sport-tuned suspension that provides lively handling yet a smooth and comfortable ride for your daily commute.

When it comes to technology, the 2016 Volkswagen CC provides enough connectivity options to make sure that you’re never out of touch. Featuring Apple CarPlay®, Android Auto™, and MirrorLink® integration with VW-Car Net® App-Connect, drivers can access a variety of the their smartphone apps by using the car’s controls. Send and receive text messages, make phone calls, stream music, and more.

2016 Honda Accord

The 2016 Honda Accord comes standard with cloth upholstery, though leather upholstery is available. There’s an available power-adjustable driver’s seat, but it only has 10-way capability and the available power front passenger’s seat is even less flexible, with only four-way power adjustment.

There are two engine options available for the Honda Accord, although neither offers more horsepower than the Volkswagen CC. The inline four cylinder of the Honda Accord generates 185 horsepower and 189 in the Sport trim, while the V6 option generates 278 horsepower.

Similar to the Volkswagen CC, the 2016 Honda Accord offers Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ connectivity. It also includes Bluetooth® technology, a USB audio interface, and Pandora® integration.

Overview: Volkswagen CC vs. Honda Accord

2016 Volkswagen CC Interior

Unless you’re a fan of standard cloth upholstery and limited customization when it comes to seat position, the 2016 Volkswagen CC is likely to appeal to those seeking a comfortable ride. Plus, with its two powerful engine options, the Volkswagen CC also provides a responsive drive experience that can handle smooth everyday cruising, and quick acceleration when you need it.

However, as far as connectivity options go, the Volkswagen CC and the Honda Accord run a close race. They both carry Apple and Android technology along with Bluetooth® capabilities and text messaging.

But what about drivers who don’t have an Apple or Android phone? For those people, the MirrorLink® functionality in the Volkswagen CC can allow you to connect your smartphone to the vehicle. MirrorLink® isn’t available in the 2016 Honda Accord.

Learn more about the Volkswagen CC by scheduling a test drive at the Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine.