Featuring a spacious interior and trunk, high fuel economy, favorable driving characteristics and high-performance turbocharged engine choices, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta impresses on many levels. The Jetta has been one of the most successful small sedans ever, which is not surprising since it gives consumers an upscale and comfortable ride at an affordable price. Take a look at this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic comparison to see how the new Jetta stacks up against the competition.
In terms of starting price, the 2016 Jetta offers the more affordable option, with a base MSRP of $17,680, which is nearly $1,000 less than the 2016 Civic. Despite the lower price, the Jetta still comes equipped many outstanding standard features. This includes keyless entry, heated mirrors, 60/40-split rear seats and Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity. Also, while the touchscreen display comes standard in the 2016 Jetta, it's only offered as an optional feature in the 2016 Civic.
|2016 Volkswagen Jetta||VS||2016 Honda Civic|
|1.4-liter 4-cylinder||Base Engine||1.5-liter 4-cylinder|
|150/184||Horsepower/Torque (Base Engine)||158/138|
|38.1 in.||Rear Seat Legroom||37.4 in.|
On the performance front, the 2016 Jetta comes standard with turbocharged engines, so you've got plenty of power no matter what Jetta trim you choose. New for 2016 is the turbocharged and direct-injection 1.4-liter TSI engine, which delivers an impressive 40 highway mpg. Also, for even higher fuel economy, the Jetta also comes in a hybrid version, with an incredible fuel-efficiency rating of 42 city/48 hwy mpg. While the base engine of the Civic produces slightly more horsepower than the Jetta (158 vs 150), the Jetta delivers a much higher level of torque (184 lb-ft vs 138 lb-ft).
Another advantage of the 2016 Jetta is its spacious interior. Even in the rear seat, passengers have the room to relax with 38.1 inches of legroom, which is quite impressive for the compact segment. Also, with outstanding cabin features like dual-zone climate control and interior ambient lighting, you and your passengers can enjoy the supreme comfort and relaxing ambiance for any your journeys. If you'd like to learn more about the 2016 Jetta or wish to take one for a test drive, then don't hesitate to get in touch with us a Capistrano Volkswagen.