Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Accord

If you live in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, or Newport Beach, driving a sedan around town is a great option. And no sedans speak more to the sunny days, good vibes, and loving people of Southern California than the Volkswagen Jetta and the Honda Accord.

That’s why our team at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine wrote this vehicle comparison. If you have any questions about either model, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

Without further ado, let’s being this comparison by seeing how the Volkswagen Jetta and the Honda Accord stack up against each other in terms of entertainment technology.

Entertainment Technology: Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Accord

Both the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Honda Accord offer state-of-the-art entertainment systems.

Each sedan has available Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ technology. These features allow you to integrate all your favorite apps from your compatible smartphone, from music and messages to maps and memes.

The VW Car-Net® App-Connect and HondaLink® are also comparable. These systems let you take advantage of the full capabilities of Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™, giving you access right there on the dashboard display screen.

After this point, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta starts to diverge from the competition.

  • You can upgrade to SiriusXM® Satellite Radio and listen through the available Fender® Premium Audio System’s 400 watts of power.
  • You can utilize the rearview camera system and Blind Spot Monitor to park and merge with ease.
  • You can check with the optional VW Car-Net® Guide & Inform navigation technology to ensure that you’re always ending up where you want to be.

With the Volkswagen Jetta, the possibilities are endless.

Engine Power: Torque

In addition to providing the superior entertainment technology, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta delivers more engine torque.

The Volkswagen Jetta’s standard 1.4L 4-cylinder engine generates up to 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque.

The Honda Accord’s standard 2.4L 4-cylinder engine only yields a maximum output of 181 lb-ft of torque.


What are the benefits of more torque in an automobile? The answer is a simple three words: acceleration, acceleration, acceleration.

Best of all, the Volkswagen Jetta doesn’t sacrifice fuel efficiency to achieve performance. In fact, it excels in this department, with a rating of 40 highway MPG.*

Unfortunately, the Honda Accord can’t measure up with regards to fuel economy. It provides a meager highway rating of just 36 MPG, and a dismal city rating to match.

Schedule a Test Drive at Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine

After learning about the similarities and differences between the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Honda Accord, it’s up to you to decide which one you’d like to test drive.

If you choose the Volkswagen sedan, then Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore of Irvine is here to help.

Drivers in Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach should contact us to schedule a test drive today.

*2017 EPA estimates not available at time of publication. See for updated information. Your mileage will vary and depend on several factors, including your driving