2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

Perhaps not many people remember a time when the Honda Civic was a direct competitor against VW models, which are to this day respected for their comfort and performance. When it comes to an affordable vehicle with high value, few vehicles stand out quite like the Volkswagen Jetta. This is even more apparent with a new redesign that makes the one for the Civic feel like yesterday’s news. Probably because it happened back in 2016. In comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic, it’s easy to see why it’s difficult for automakers to remain competitive when new updates are made every year.

Of course, those who shop for a compact sedan are first and foremost seeking a practical option. The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta fits the bill as it is priced below the 2018 Honda Civic while getting slightly better city fuel economy.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Honda Civic

$18,545 MSRP $18,940
30 city/40 hwy Base Fuel Economy 28 city/40 hwy
6-speed manual Standard Transmission 6-speed manual
6 years/72,000 mile Warranty 3-year/36,000-mile

Features in the 2019 VW Jetta

In addition to a lower starting price, an obvious benefit of the 2019 VW Jetta is the new Volkswagen People First Warranty which lasts for six years or 72,000 miles. In contrast, Honda offers a limited warranty of three years or 36,000 miles and a powertrain warranty of five years or 60,000 miles. Typically, shoppers don’t give much consideration to warranties when shopping, but if any catastrophic defect is discovered four years down the line, you’ll be happy to know you’re covered.

Now when it comes to features, it’s important to note that the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta comes in five trims. The base features found in the S trim include:

  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Power-operated side mirrors
  • Automatic headlights
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cruise control
  • Bluetooth with audio streaming
  • Rearview camera system

With four other trims from which to select, there are plenty of options for the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. Find out for yourself when you stop by Carter Volkswagen for a test drive.