2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

Split screen images of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Honda Civic

The Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic are both long-standing favorites in the sedan segment for practical drivers who are looking for an affordable model that doesn’t sacrifice on comfort or performance. While both models have been well updated and stand competitive in the class, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta received a full top-to-bottom redesign for the new model year that helps it stand apart from the 2018 Honda Civic in overall design and feature offerings.

Keep reading to find pricing, fuel economy, and feature specs for the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Honda Civic as well as a comparison on the overall value they each provide to drivers, or head straight to the new Volkswagen Jetta inventory available at New Century Volkswagen in Glendale, CA by clicking the link below.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Honda Civic

$18,745 Starting MSRP $18,940
30/40 Fuel Economy 28/40
Yes Available Active Safety Yes
Yes Standard Apple CarPlay No

Which sedan offers more value?

In terms of trim levels and pricing, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and 2018 Honda Civic are pretty fairly matched and car shoppers should be able to find an affordable model that fits their needs in either lineup. When it comes down to choosing the model that offers a better value, it’s about the features available for the money and standard warranties. Thanks to the new 2019 Volkswagen Jetta redesign and the Volkswagen People First Warranty, the 2019 Jetta takes this one pretty easily.

Volkswagen People First Warranty:

  • Coverage for 6 years or 72,000 miles
  • Bumper-to-Bumper
  • Transferable

All 2019 Volkswagen Jetta’s come standard with the Volkswagen People First Warranty that offers limited bumper-to-bumper coverage for 6 years or 72,000 miles (whichever occurs first). It’s also transferable in case you need to sell your Jetta before the warranty expires.

In addition to the People First Warranty, select Jetta models also offer features that can’t be found on the 2018 Honda Civic like a Beats premium audio system, Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, ambient lighting, and more. To learn more about the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta lineup, visit the New Century Volkswagen dealership in Glendale, CA or browse our current selection of 2019 Jetta models online from the comfort of home.