2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic

As the lowest priced segment, it only makes sense compact cars are in hot demand. Fortunately or unfortunately, this means shoppers have many models from which to choose. Looking at our 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic comparison, you’ll quickly realize these two models share a lot of similarities. In order to keep prices down, they both have the basic standard features most drivers feel they just can’t live without, such as power windows and locks, Bluetooth, a touchscreen infotainment system, curise control and a multi-function steering wheel. You’ll also find you can add on driver assistance features such as autonomous braking and lane departure warning, which makes both these models practical when it comes to a low-priced option with excellent available features.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic
$17,680 Starting MSRP $18,640
28 city/40 hwy MPG 27 city/40 hwy
15.7 cu. ft. Cargo 15.1 cu. ft.
1.4-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder Base Engine 2.0-liter 4-cylinder

Why choose the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta?

If these models are really so close in features, why would you choose the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta over the 2016 Honda Civic? The first thing you’ll likely do is pick based on your personal style, which is a hard thing to weigh for any car. Both are attractive, though the Jetta earns praise for a sophisticated interior. Considering starting price alone, you may opt for the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta simply because it’s the less expensive choice. Why pay more if it’s mostly the same?

Though their specs are comparable overall, you will notice the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta does have a slight edge over the 2016 Honda Civic in cargo capacity. You may not notice the .6 cubic feet of difference, until you need it. Power output is also fairly similar, with the Honda civic getting eight more horses, but the Jetta more than makes up for this with a full 46 more pound-feet of torque.

Once again, the fuel economy ratings are fairly similar, so there’s no real reason to pick one model over the other in this case. We will say that while both come standard with a manual transmission, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta has a 6-speed automatic available, while Honda has fully integrated the CVT as its upgraded transmission. This won’t bother all drivers, but some may not find this appealing even if it does give a slight boost to fuel economy.

Ultimately the model you choose will likely be based on whichever one feels like home. Come see if the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta suits you when you take it for a test drive at New Century Volkswagen.

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