Compare Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic

Are you curious about which sedan has the most bang for your buck? If you've been shopping the inventory here at our new Volkswagen dealership near San Jose, CA, then you'll know that the new Volkswagen Jetta has a lot to offer. To do your due diligence, research is necessary, and knowing how the Jetta compares to the competition, namely the Honda Civic, is integral to your decision making. We're ready to help you to learn what this Volkswagen sedan offers over its Honda competitor.

Performance & Efficiency

For torque, the Volkswagen Jetta offers you more than the Honda Civic. You'll get 184 pound-feet of torque on the Jetta, while the Civic gives you 138 pound-feet on its base engine. Upgrading the Civic to its 174-horsepower engine nets you 162 pound-feet, which is still less torque than the Jetta.


With the new Volkswagen Jetta, San Jose drivers get standard Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the Honda Civic has you upgrade to the next trim level to have it available. Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System and optional cross-path warning system are available on the Jetta, but not on the Civic. The Civic also doesn't offer a Blind Spot Monitor, which the Jetta can on the SE trim. Both models offer leather-trimmed seats, plus available navigation, rearview camera, but the Jetta offers an eight-inch touchscreen display, while the Civic offers a seven-inch touchscreen display.

Volkswagen Jetta

  • Starting Price: From $18,895
  • MPG: 30 City / 40 Highway
  • Horsepower: 147 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, 8-speed automatic
  • Dimensions: 185″ L x 71″ W x 57″ H

Honda Civic

  • Starting Price: $19,850
  • MPG: 32 City / 42 Highway
  • Horsepower: 158 to 180 hp
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual, Continuous variable transmission
  • Dimensions: 177" L x 71" W x 55-57" H