2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Accord Sedan

When it comes to finding the ideal commuting vehicle, car shoppers have multiple options in both the compact and midsize segments. Vehicles like the midsize 2017 Honda Accord sedan can offer more interior space, while opting for a compact sedan like the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta can offer impressive fuel savings at a much more affordable starting price. In this 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Accord sedan comparison, we are going to pit these two small cars against each other to see which might best satisfy current small-car shoppers.

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is available for a significantly lower starting MSRP, and also can deliver mileage numbers much better than those available on the 2017 Honda Accord sedan. When it comes to a daily commuting vehicle that can offer efficiency without breaking the bank, the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a great choice even starting in the base trims.

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta S vs 2017 Honda Accord Sedan LX
$17,895 Starting MSRP $22,355
28/40 mpg Mileage 23/32 mpg
15.7 cubic feet Trunk Space 15.8 cubic feet
18.2 inches Turning Radius 19 inches

Standard features on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

Both the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Honda Accord Sedan come well equipped even from their base trims. Both the 2017 Jetta S and the 2017 Accord Sedan LX come with 16-inch wheels, cruise control, cloth seating, a rearview camera, and air conditioning. Both also have Bluetooth connectivity, but the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is the only one that has a five-inch touchscreen interface for the infotainment system even in the base trim. The 2017 Honda Accord sedan has a display screen, but it is not a touchscreen. Elite trims have more options.

The 2017 Honda Accord Sedan offers more trunk space than the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta, but not by much, and the Jetta offers significantly better maneuvering ability, as demonstrated by a smaller turning radius. Both cars seat five passengers.

In this 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Accord Sedan comparison, the Jetta offers a lower starting price, better fuel economy, and excellent standard features, which make it ideal as an affordable commuting vehicle. If you would like to learn more about this comparison, or the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in the Topeka KS area, contact a member of The New Volkswagen of Topeka team.

steering wheel and gauge cluster of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
pale upholstered seats of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
touchscreen infotainment system on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta
view of a wheel on the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta