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2014 Honda Accord vs. 2014 Volkswagen Beetle Review

Comparison Review


Comfort
Due to its greater rear head- and legroom, backseat passengers will be able to stretch out a lot more in the Honda Accord than the Volkswagen Beetle. Offering just a little more front head- and legroom than the Honda Accord, drivers may find the Volkswagen Beetle a little roomier and somewhat more comfortable.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Accord as you will with the Volkswagen Beetle, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Honda Accord is somewhat more expensive than the Volkswagen Beetle. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Accord and the Volkswagen Beetle have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Honda Accord is much wider than the Volkswagen Beetle, finding a wide enough spot in a parking lot may be a bit more challenging. If you go with the Honda Accord, you may be circling the block looking for a space large enough to park more often than with the Volkswagen Beetle.

Drivetrain
The Honda Accord has much less torque than the Volkswagen Beetle, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

Handling
The Honda Accord has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Accord is somewhat more powerful than the Volkswagen Beetle.

Utility
The Honda Accord offers greater seating capacity than the Volkswagen Beetle, making it a better choice for those who find themselves chauffeuring others around. The Honda Accord has significantly less cargo room than the Volkswagen Beetle, which may be a concern if you do a lot of warehouse shopping.

Warranty
The Honda Accord comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Beetle.

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2014 Honda
Accord

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MSRP*: $23,625 - $30,625
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2014 Volkswagen
Beetle

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MSRP*: $19,995 - $29,995
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Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $250
Low APR Loan: As low as 0.90% As low as 0.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.84% --
City MPG: 18 - 26 22 - 28
Highway MPG: 28 - 34 31 - 41
Engine(s): Inline-4, V-6 Inline-4, Inline-5
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 4 - 4
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Frontal Crash Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $21,623 - $28,008 $19,195 - $28,795

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