2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2018 Honda Accord

2018 VW Jetta on left "vs" 2018 Honda Accord on right

When in need of a stylish, safe and fuel-efficient sedan, the first two vehicles that pop into your brain are the Volkswagen Jetta and the Honda Accord. Volkswagen and Honda are always at the forefront of advanced technology and safety features, and they equip their vehicles with powerful and efficient engines. If you need to simplify your new car search and just want a cut and dry comparison of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Honda Accord, then here it is. Get to know all of the similarities and differences of the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the Honda Accord, and arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Honda Accord

2.0L TSI® In-Line 4-Cylinder Available Engine 1.5L 4-Cylinder
210 Horsepower 192
207 LB-FT Available Transmission 192 LB-FT
24 MPG City/ 33 MPG HWY* Fuel Economy 22MPG City/ 32 MPG HWY**
*EPA estimates of VW Jetta GLI with 6-Speed Automatic Transmission.
**EPA estimates of Honda Accord Sport with 10-Speed Automatic Transmission.

Compare the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta & the 2018 Honda Accord

Both the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Honda Accord have stylish exteriors, powerful and efficient engines, and versatile interior cargo and passenger space. However, the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta not only offers the available 2.0L TSI® engine but also a 1.4L Turbocharged Stratified Injection (TSI®) In-Line 4-Cylinder engine and a 1.8L TSI® In-line 4-Cylinder engine, while the 2018 Honda Accord only offers its standard engine. Both the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Honda Accord have seating for five passengers and flexible 60/40 rear fold down seats, but the 2018 Jetta offers the 60/40 split rear seat standard while its only available as an upgrade on the 2018 Accord. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta also offers more interior amenities at an earlier trim level than the 2018 Honda Accord does. Features like, V-Tex Leatherette Heated Seats, a Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel and Shift Knob, and a Tilt and Telescopic Steering Column come standard on the 2018 VW Jetta SE, the Jetta’s second trim level. While the 2018 Honda offers those features it doesn’t until shoppers reach the third trim level or higher. As you can see the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta offers more engine options, a more flexible interior, and more features at a lower trim level than the 2018 Honda Accord, making the 2018 VW Jetta the clear choice over the Honda Accord. You can find the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta at EVS VW in Menomonee Falls, WI.

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