Volkswagen vs. Honda


At The Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine, we want our Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach customers to fully understand what sets Volkswagen apart from other vehicles. In this comparison between the Volkswagen and Honda brands, we’ll take a closer look at history, brand mission, design concepts, and features so you can discover why Volkswagen is one of the top automobile manufacturers in the world.

Volkswagen and Honda History

The first Volkswagen was born in 1939 from German innovation and engineering. Their mission was creating a car that could answer the transportation needs of the masses with an exciting and joyful experience. Since then, Volkswagen has gone on to become the largest auto manufacturer in Germany as well as the rest of Europe.

It wasn’t until 1963 that Honda produced their first automobile, the T360 mini pickup truck. A few months after its release, their first car, the S500 sports car, went into production. Today, Honda is the fifth largest automobile manufacturer, staggering being Volkswagen, which holds the number two spot. Honda’s mission is dedicated to supplying high-quality products at reasonable prices.

Comparing Bodies: VW vs. Honda

The 2015 lineup of Volkswagen models is an incredibly diverse portfolio of character-driven automobiles. Their sedans are smooth yet peppy, and the CC sports coupe is sleek and streamlined. Then there’s the iconic and timeless Volkswagen Beetle, along with the energetic Golf. Drivers looking for more cargo space can find it in the sporty Tiguan or the premium Touareg SUVs, while the Beetle and Eos convertible options increase the level of fun.

Honda, on the other hand, tends to have a commonality among body styles. For example, the HR-V crossover and the CR-V SUV have extremely similar exterior designs. The same goes for the Accord and the Civic. Sure, there are some subtle differences but nothing significant that distinguishes one sedan model or one SUV from the next. 

Let’s Talk Features

In terms of features, Volkswagen seems to be leading the way with bold strides towards the latest technology, safety, and fuel efficiency. Just take the 2015 Jetta, for example. Drivers of this car will enjoy VW Car-Net connected car features, a premium Fender audio system, keyless access, push-button start, a rearview camera, a Driver Assistance Package, and a powerful turbocharged engine that’s reliable and optimizes fuel consumption.

Now let’s look at Honda’s compact sedan, the Civic. The standard audio system features just four speakers, not six, and the rearview camera, though functional, isn’t as impressive as some competitors. Additionally, there’s an optional 7-inch display available, but you’ll have to navigate through touchscreen menus to control some fundamental audio functions where a traditional button or knob could have been easier to use.

Want to Know More About Volkswagen?

You can learn more about the Volkswagen family of vehicles by reading our informative Volkswagen vehicle comparisons or by contacting us at The Norm Reeves Volkswagen Superstore in Irvine. Proudly serving the communities of Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, and Newport Beach, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Schedule your test drive online today!