2019 VW Jetta

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Honda Civic

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Honda Civic

The 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta are both sharp and smartly-designed commuter cars, but which one is right for your Madison and East St. Louis drives? Although both are affordably priced, the Jetta is a better value from day 1! If you value fuel economy, interior features, and safety tech, we think you’ll be much happier behind the wheel of a Volkswagen. Compare the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic with Auffenberg Volkswagen, today!

Pricing and Performance: VW Jetta vs. Honda Civic

Volkswagen Jetta


Honda Civic

Starting MSRP

1.4L 4-Cylinder

Base Engine

2.0L DOHC i-VTEC® 4-Cylinder
30 city / 40 highway mpg

EPA-Estimated MPG

25 city / 36 highway mpg

Comparing the performance of the Jetta vs. Civic, the first thing you’ll notice is that the Jetta is simply more affordable! With a margin of almost $1,000, you’ll have more freedom to explore upgrades, Jetta accessories, and optional features–but that’s not the only reason to stick with VW. With significant advantages in both city and highway fuel economy, according to EPA estimates, the Jetta is an obvious choice for the driver who is always on the move.

Interior: VW Jetta vs. Honda Civic

Bluetooth® hands-free calling, Bluetooth® audio streaming, and a rearview camera come standard, no matter which new sedan you choose. However, despite the apparent similarities between them, it’s not hard to see where the VW Jetta interior wins out. Only those drivers who opt for the Jetta will enjoy the following standard features:

  • 60/40 split-fold rear seats
  • 12-volt power outlets
  • 8-inch touchscreen
  • Ambient lighting options

In order to access any of these features in the Civic, you’ll need to upgrade with a more expensive trim level. Why pay more for the same features?

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Front Cabin

Safety: VW Jetta vs. Honda Civic

Since the Civic comes standard with Honda Sensing®, one might assume that this Honda has an advantage in safety. However, the VW Jetta also offers its own standard forward collision warning, and since it also possesses post-collision braking, it will help to keep you and your passengers safer in the event of an accident.

What’s more, the Jetta allows drivers to upgrade with a blind spot warning system and a rear cross traffic monitor–even in the vehicle’s base trim. In order to access either feature in the Civic, you’ll need to pay for even more upgrades. On top of all this, the Jetta possesses stronger headlights than the Civic according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

Take Your Jetta Test Drive at Auffenberg Volkswagen!

Comparing the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic, it’s easy to see why more local drivers are trading up for the celebrated Jetta. If you want to get more out of every drive, contact us to schedule a test drive in a new VW Jetta for sale today!

If you’re ready to drive home to Caseyville or Collinsville, and you don’t want to waste any more time, take a moment to apply for financing.

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