Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Volkswagen Jetta
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT 31 40 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 38 $19,285 $20,750
Civic Coupe Sport CVT 29 36 $20,766 $22,350
Civic Coupe Sport Manual 25 35 $20,025 $21,550
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 30 37 $25,025 $26,950
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,062 $23,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,933 $21,450
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $21,414 $23,050
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,674 $22,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,915 $20,350
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,174 $19,550
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 29 37 $20,488 $22,050
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,748 $21,250
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,441 $27,400
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,681 $36,300
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R-Line Automatic w/SULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $22,316 $23,245
Jetta S Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $18,762 $19,545
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 $17,995 $18,745
Jetta SE Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $21,499 $22,395
Jetta SEL Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $23,707 $24,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/SULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/CWP/ULEV 30 40 $26,587 $27,695
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/SULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 $26,108 $27,195
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition DSG 25 32 $26,683 $27,795
Jetta GLI 35th Anniversary Edition Manual 25 32 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 $28,795 $29,995
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 32 $28,028 $29,195
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 $25,723 $26,795
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 32 $24,955 $25,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,646
$22,316
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$23,245
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$387 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is a mild-mannered, well-equipped compact sedan.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.7
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.5
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 14.1
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.5
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36.4
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 2970
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 30
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.23
Trans Type
1 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.2
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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