Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Civic

VW Jetta

Deciding between the Volkswagen Jetta and the Honda Civic can be a bit of a challenge—they’re both great cars that lead the way in fuel efficiency, technology, and design. Challenges are made easier with a little help—which is why our Faulkner Volkswagen team created this comparison for the drivers around Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Harrisburg, and the rest of PA. Check it out, and contact us for your test drive!

Remarkable Fuel Economy Ratings

VW Jetta InteriorAs soon as you pull off the lot, the 2019 VW Jetta is capable of achieving up to 30 miles per gallon in the city and up to 40 miles per gallon on the highway1. These numbers eclipse those of the 2019 Honda Civic, which barely manages to clock in at 25 miles per gallon in the city and 36 miles per gallon on the highway.

State-of-the-Art Technology

And the winning only continues as you move into the cabin of the VW Jetta. Between its available 10-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit display screen and its available 8-inch touchscreen navigation display screen, you’ll be able to see everything that you need to see, from speed and travel time to maps and directions.

When it comes to audio, the VW Jetta is actually the first Volkswagen in the U.S. to offer an advanced BeatsAudio™ sound system. When you compare this brand-name audio experience to the Honda Civic’s more generic 160-watt 4-speaker system, you’ll wonder how you ever survived without the BeatsAudio™.

Fortunately, both cars do offer available Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ integration, which means that you can harness nearly the full power of your compatible smartphone’s capabilities while you’re in the car. This is probably the one area where the two vehicles are about dead even, which is such a relief.

They also both offer impressive safety technologies, which is another relief. For example, the VW Jetta includes an Intelligent Crash Response System (ICRS), which would help you to respond safely to a crash.

Color and Exterior Design

VW JettaIn terms of its available exterior colors, the Volkswagen Jetta is practically Picasso’s palette. All in all, you’ll have nine different options, including Silk Blue Metallic, Tornado Red, and Habanero Orange Metallic. There are even interior colors with its 10 different ambient light schemes that you can change with a touch.

On the other hand, the Honda Civic isn’t as good looking. Its exterior design can’t keep up with its competitor’s available panoramic sunroof, available LED headlights, LED taillights, and generally stately physique. Its one redeeming feature is its interestingly rounded rear trunk area, which makes it look somewhat like a hatchback. If you’re not going for a hatchback look, it’s best to stick with the VW.

Drop us a line today at Faulkner Volkswagen to schedule a test drive…

Getting behind the wheel of the Volkswagen Jetta is as easy as calling us on the phone, texting us from your cell, chatting with us on our website, or stopping by our showroom in person. Our dealership is right down the road from Harrisburg, Camp Hill, and Mechanicsburg, which makes getting here quite simple.


130 city/40 highway mpg (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.