2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2019 Honda Civic Ontario

The Volkswagen Jetta is a compact sedan that has been fully redesigned for the 2019 model year. The VW Jetta is very popular with customers at dealers like the Ontario Volkswagen dealership, thanks to its roomy and appealing interior, its dependability, and a comfortable ride you’d expect to experience from luxury sedans that are priced a lot higher. The cabin is quiet and spacious, with more interior room than you’ll find in some midsize sedan models.

The 2019 Honda Civic is a popular compact car that competes with the Volkswagen Jetta. Buyers who are unsure which vehicle is the best choice should read on as we compare the Jetta and the Civic head to head to see which one comes out on top.

Compare Price

Price is an important consideration for most people who are buying a new vehicle. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta will save owners a bit of cash, with a Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) that starts at $18,745. The Civic’s starting MSRP is $19,450. Note that when you visit a VW dealer in Ontario, you won’t actually pay the MSRP. We use that figure as a good way to compare the two vehicles.

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Compare Performance

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Honda Civic has a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft. While the Civic makes more horsepower, the Jetta produces more torque, which means the Jetta sends more power to the wheels. Even the Civic’s upgraded turbocharged 1.5-liter engine can’t measure up to the Jetta’s engine. It’s only good for 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with the manual transmission, and 180 hp and 162 lb-ft with the CVT.

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Fuel Economy

The Volkswagen Jetta’s standard 1.4-liter turbo-four engine is more fuel efficient than the Honda Civic’s base 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit. EPA-estimated fuel economy for the Jetta is rated at 30 mpg city/40 mpg highway. The best the Civic’s base powerplant can deliver is 30 mpg city/38 mpg highway.

Interior

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta offers the driver and passengers the utmost in ride quality. The cabin is quiet, and the ride is smooth, even when driving over bumps in the road. By contrast, the 2019 Honda Civic is noisier than the Jetta, with noticeable road and engine noise. You’ll also feel more road bumps in the Civic than in the Jetta.

Warranty

A vehicle’s warranty is a significant factor, as it shows how far the manufacturer will go to back up its vehicles. The Jetta’s basic warranty is twice as long as the Civic’s. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes with a 6-year/72,000-mile basic warranty and a 6-year/72,000-mile powertrain warranty. The 2019 Honda Civic only gets a 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty.

In The End

 

The 2019 Honda Civic is a good car, but when you examine important categories such as price, performance, fuel economy, ride quality and the warranty, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta emerges as the winner of this comparison. 

 

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is powered by a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that develops 147 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque. The 2019 Honda Civic has a base 2.0-liter four-cylinder powerplant that generates 158 hp and 138 lb-ft. While the Civic makes more horsepower, the Jetta produces more torque, which means the Jetta sends more power to the wheels. Even the Civic’s upgraded turbocharged 1.5-liter engine can’t measure up to the Jetta’s engine. It’s only good for 180 hp and 177 lb-ft of torque with the manual transmission, and 180 hp and 162 lb-ft with the CVT