Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2019 Honda Civic
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EX-L Navi CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
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 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 Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,681 $36,300
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R-Line Automatic w/ULEV
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 N/A $23,495
Jetta R-Line Manual w/SULEV 30 40 N/A $22,695
Jetta S Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 N/A $19,695
Jetta S Manual w/SULEV 30 40 N/A $18,895
Jetta SE Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 N/A $22,645
Jetta SEL Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 N/A $25,495
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic w/ULEV 30 40 N/A $27,945
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 N/A $30,745
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 32 N/A $29,945
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 N/A $27,045
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 32 N/A $26,245
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,377
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,250
$23,495
Monthly Payment Estimate
$438 / month
$392 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The docile 2020 Volkswagen Jetta is a solid compact sedan choice; for zesty performance, opt into the Jetta GLI.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
36 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 94.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 14.1
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.5
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
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
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2976 2959
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
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
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 5000
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
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40 (2019)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 30 (2019)
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 34 (2019)
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.32
Trans Type
1 8
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
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
Summary
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.2 (2019)
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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2019 Honda Civic
  • 2020 Civic is in showrooms
  • Up to $750 off (2019)
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 mo. (2019)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2019, select states)
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta
  • 2020 Jetta is here; 2019s still available
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts available
  • Lease: From $169 per month for 39 months
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
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