2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, VS Icon, and Blue 2018 Honda Civic

In the crowded field of compact sedans, the Volkswagen Jetta has long been a standout model, and with an impressive redesign for the 2019 model-year, with a sleek new exterior, more space in the cabin, and a wealth of new premium amenities, it raises the bar even higher. Take a look at this 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic comparison to see how the new Jetta outshines the compact sedan competition.

The 2019 Jetta has a base MSRP of $18,545, compared to $18,940 for the 2018 Civic — and with a wide array of desirable features, it offers excellent value. Even for the base Jetta S trim, you'll get a standard rearview camera, Bluetooth® connectivity, automatic headlights, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and LED headlights, taillights, and daytime running lights. Higher grades of the Jetta offer such premium features as the panoramic sunroof, 10-color customizable wrap-around ambient lighting, a heated steering wheel, and heated and ventilated front seats.

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2019 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2018 Honda Civic
$18,545 Base MSRP $18,940
30 city/40 hwy Fuel Economy 28 city/40 mpg
Available Customizable Multi-Color Ambient Lighting No
6-Years/72,000-Miles Bumper-to-Bumper Warranty Coverage 3-Years/36,000-Miles Basic; 5-Years/60,000-Miles Powertrain

VW Jetta vs Honda Civic: Which compact sedan is better?

The 2019 Jetta delivers a pleasing balance of performance and efficiency. Under the hood of the Jetta is the 1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder TSI engine, with generates 184 lb-ft of torque for quick acceleration, while the base 2.0L 4-cylinder engine in the 2018 Civic produces 138 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Jetta gets an estimated fuel economy of up to 30 city/40 hwy mpg, compared to 28 city/40 hwy mpg for the 2018 Civic.

You can count on a very safe ride in the 2019 Jetta, especially with safety technologies like the standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and available Autonomous Emergency Braking and Blind Spot Monitor with Rear Traffic Alert. For even more reassurance, the 2019 Jetta comes standard with a 6-years/72,000-miles bumper-to-bumper warranty. In comparison, the 2018 Civic only offers a 3-years/36,000-miles basic and 5-years/60,000-miles powertrain warranty.


Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Parked in Front of a White Building
Dashboard and Black Front Seats of 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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