VW vehicles have always been safer vehicles, the reason being that VW vehicles have always been heavier than Honda vehicles, which means VWs had more aggressive crash testing to get high safety ratings (since crash tests only apply when the vehicle being tested is crashed with a car of similar weight), so when Honda cars hit heavier vehicles like so many SUVs on the roads today, the crash tests mean nothing because the cars are lighter. Also the majority of Takata injuries and deaths were in Honda vehicles, Honda confirmed knowing about the defective airbags (but didn't issue a recall, and told Takata to change the design on the hush hush) and even had airbags rupture during testing in 2000, but still decided to use them.
VW is by far a superior brand. More comfort, less rice. Volkswagens are extremely reliable, safe, fun to drive, and innovative. The interior of a Honda is mediocre, the interior of the base Volkswagen, even, is leaps and bounds beyond that of a honda. If you buy a honda, youre wasting your money
They are German made so of course their better and they sell way more cars than Honda VW is now world No 1 Car maker and they is a reason for that they make the best cars going. Honda never compare to Volkswagen or Audi we had them for years and are great cars.
Volkswagen is made by the most precious engineers who actually know what they are doing.... Not buy some Asians who use cheap parts... They have the most reliable engines and if you get a tdi you get the most mpg.. Besides honda drivers just rice their cars which makes Honda look bad and the Honda drivers rice the hondas cause they want to feel cool...
VW offers better power train options the Honda. My diesel Jetta get 59 MPG on the highway and about 50 in the city. No Honda that is fun to drive can even come close to matching that. Also the interiors in all VW car are far better then any Honda interiors.
Volkswagen's are better cars and Hondas. Volkswagen's are made of better crafted parts And the engineers are much more skilled. Volkswagen's you designed to drive on the Autobahn. Hondas are made of cheap parts and assembled in Mexico for less than American wages. There is no parking lot in front of the Honda factory in Mexico.
VW dash look like a Christmas tree with all the fault lights coming up. At least Honda run - as expected with any car, You will get wear and tear unlike VW which you will find every few blocks broken down. Someone wrote here Honda drivers think they "boy racers" must we remind you of behaviors of the chavs that drive VW?
I've owned both Vw's and Hondas. My experiance of owning a Vw was the poorest time of my life, constant issues and breakdowns, bleeding my resources dry because of expensive repairs and maintenance, plus Vw owners tend to be a clicky bunch. Go to a Vw show, you will see what I mean. Snobs!
My experiance of owning a Honda has gone relatively smoothly with only minor problems arising which I could fix myself. More economy and reliability. Friendly bunch at jap shows. Do yourself a favour and drop the German motors and try a Honda. You'll not want for anything else.
In the 90s VW rigged the emissions test and all the TDI diesels were horrible on emissions. The Hondas in the nineties are all super cheap, and fuel efficient. The parts are cheaper and they probably aren't made in Mexico. Vw in America are made in mexico. They're probably better over in Europe.
Honda the most reliable car make is not only more affordable but they are cheaper to run. Owning a Honda for 12 years , i decided to get an upgrade and bought a touran.
It is the worst car ever!
The fuel is drained too quickly its too slow and worst of all the breakdowns on engine and suspension are unimaginable.
I've switched back to a civic tourer which eats the VW tourer.
Both Volkswagen and Honda are great cars, and both run well and last a long time, but Honda is more stylish and comfortable. Honda has more variety and some smaller cars that get better mpg. Honda also has more features aimed at comfort and style, but both are great cars that last a long time.