2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Choosing your next compact car is rarely easy. Since there are so many options to choose from, the process of researching models can often feel like a chore. We don't want your car buying experience to go that way, which is why we are matching up two top models in the segment: the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic Sedan.

IUse the chart above for a quick and easy comparison or read on to learn more. As you can see, there are quite a few differences, including the standard engines for each vehicle. Though horsepower figures are nearly the same, the Jetta's new 1.4-liter turbocharged engine delivers much more torque, while also having a slight edge on base fuel economy. With the 2016 Jetta, you can expect a sporty driving experience that doesn't guzzle gasoline.

We don't want to forget that the Jetta also a 170-horsepower turbocharged engine available to you as well, in addition to a 210-horsepower Jetta GLI model or Jetta Hybrid. The 2016 Honda Civic Sedan's available engines by comparison include a 174-horsepower engine producing 162 lb-ft of torque.

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta VS 2016 Honda Civic Sedan
150 hp, 184 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine Specs 158 hp, 138 lb-ft of torque
38.1 inches Rear Seat Legroom 37.4 inches
28 city/40 hwy Base MPG 27 city/40 hwy
From $17,680 MSRP From $18,640

Differences Between the 2016 VW Jetta and 2016 Honda Civic Sedan

Another significant difference between these two models is price. With the Jetta having a starting MSRP almost $1,000 less than the 2016 Civic Sedan, it's hard not to side with the Jetta's sporty standard engine and great fuel economy. The Jetta also comes standard with a 5-inch color touchscreen, something not standard on the Civic Sedan. Other features that get you great value with the 2016 Jetta include a USB port, Bluetooth and a multi-function steering wheel, with several available driver assistance features like Adaptive Cruise Control and Park Distance Control.

Of course, we can't go through every feature between these two models, which is why we encourage you to set up a test drive. If you're still trying to choose between the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic Sedan, contact us at Findlay Volkswagen to learn more or to get behind the wheel of the sporty and affordable Jetta model.

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