2019 Volkswagen Jetta S vs 2019 Honda Accord LX

2019 Jetta vs 2019 Accord

The 2019 Honda Accord is some of the toughest competition for any 2019 sedan to go up against. Owners are eager to praise it. So much so that it can seem like blind praise. We think that that might just be the case.

We compared the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta S and the 2019 Honda Accord LX side-by-side and found that Jetta was the better deal for the money. Read on to find out why.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta S


2019 Honda Accord LX

$18,745 MSRP $23,720
1.4L-turbocharged inline 4-cyl Engine 1.5L-turbocharged inline 4-cyl
147 hp / 184 ft-lbs Horsepower / Torque 192 hp / 192 ft-lbs
FWD Drivetrain FWD
6-speed manual or 8-speed shiftable automatic Transmission CVT
30 / 40 / 34 mpg Fuel Economy 30 / 38 / 33 mpg

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Superior Coverage

The People First Warranty offered by Volkswagen on its 2019 vehicles is the best in the industry. With a 6-year/72,000-mile basic and drivetrain warranty, the coverage the owner receives is superb. The 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and the 5-year/60,000-mile drivetrain warranty offered for the 2019 Accord doesn’t compare favorably, with the basic coverage for the Volkswagen warranty is double that of Honda. According to research, the average car owner keeps their car for about 71 months, which is just shy of 6 years. Knowing that your Jetta will be covered for the likely duration of ownership is a huge weight off your shoulders. And wallet.

Better Smartphone Connectivity

Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto are fantastic features. Being able to navigate your phone via voice command while driving not only feels great but promotes safer driving conditions. Considering the prevalence of smartphones (around 80% of Americans have one) and advancement of car-phone compatibility tech, its unacceptable for a new vehicle to not include Apple CarPlay™ or Android Auto. Considering that the base model Accord LX costs $4,000 more than the base model Jetta S, but doesn’t have smartphone compatibility feels like a deliberate denial of the feature’s usefulness and safety benefits.

Interested? Over at Karen Radley Volkswagen, we have a huge 2019 Jetta selection to choose from. Contact us to set up a test drive and feel free to ask questions. Our friendly and knowledgeable sales team would be happy to help however they can.