Toyota vs. Honda: Battle of the Brands in 2017

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Which Japanese Automaker Is Better?

Shoppers looking for an affordable and reliable new vehicle have probably considered Toyota and Honda at some point or another. These Japanese brands offer vehicles that are very competitive with each other — and with the rest of the market — in terms of pricing, safety, reliability, and other objective factors. Both brands also have rather loyal followings. However, as is so often the case when it comes to new cars, statistics don’t tell the whole story. There are subjective factors at work, as well.

What are the differences between Honda and Toyota? At first glance, they’re pretty similar. Toyota and Honda compete in high-volume classes, with a focus on compact and midsize commuter cars and family-friendly SUVs of all sizes. If there’s a distinction between the two brands’ approaches, it’s that Toyota focuses on broad appeal, while Honda maintains an edge in terms of sporty styling and performance. If you’re cross-shopping these two brands in 2017, here’s what you should look for.

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