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2019 Volkswagen Jetta Vs. 2019 Honda Civic

Blue 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and blue 2019 Honda Civic, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

Fully redesigned for the current model year, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is ready for battle. And battle it will, this time against the 2019 Honda Civic. Both of these machines are efficient, comfortable compacts, but while the 2019 Jetta brings an all-new fresh design to the table, the 2019 Civic has not been drastically changed since the 2016 model year.

Can the 2019 Honda Civic still measure up to the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta? Let’s dig in and see.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2019 Honda Civic

$18,745 Starting MSRP $19,550
30 city / 40 highway Fuel Economy 32 city / 42 highway
184 lb-ft Standard Torque 138 lb-ft
6-years/72,000 miles Basic Warranty 3-year/56,00 miles
10 years Corrosion Warranty 5 years
Optional Cross-Path Warning System Not Available
Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking System Not Available

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The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta excels with a lower starting price and superior warranty coverage. It also has more standard torque and gets a few features that are not available for the 2019 Civic. In addition to the safety elements referenced in the table above, the 2019 Jetta provides exciting amenities on higher trims that the 2019 Civic does not, including heated windshield washer nozzles, air-conditioned seats, and a heated steering wheel.


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta has a cool automatic engine stop/start system that saves fuel and reduces pollution by automatically turning off the engine when the 2019 Jetta is stopped. Boasting features like this likely contributes to the superior cleanliness rating the 2019 Jetta gets over the 2019 Civic from the EPA in their official Green Vehicle Guide.


The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta also excels in capability. As tested by Car and Driver, the Volkswagen zoomer boasts faster acceleration than the base 2019 Honda Civic. It also benefits from standard split-folding rear seats, as opposed to the single-piece rear of the base Civic. This allows more flexibility for cargo transport.

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