Ready to find your next compact car? The Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic may be on your list. When comparing these two, the Jetta is a better fit for drivers here in town. Let's take a look at them both in detail to see why.


Both of these vehicles have inline-four-cylinder engines are standard. The Civic makes a bit more horsepower, but the Jetta generates quite a bit more torque. In fact, the Civic only makes 138 lb-ft of torque, compared to the Jetta's 184 lb-ft. of torque. This means that the Jetta is going to give you much more satisfying acceleration. Both of these models come standard with a six-speed manual transmission. The Jetta can also have an eight-speed automatic, which many drivers prefer over the continuously variable transmission offered by the Civic.


You'll find that both the Jetta and Civic offer drivers several advanced safety features for their travels around town. Available of the new Jetta are handy features like automatic high beams, adaptive cruise control, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking. You can also get both lane-keep assist as well as lane-departure warning.


We at Volkswagen of Macon think the tech features are very impressive in the Jetta. Unlike the Civic, every single trim level of the Jetta has smartphone integration through both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. The Jetta also shows off a 6.5-inch screen in its entry-level model, whereas the Civic's is only 5-inches. You will find two handy USB-C ports for charging your gear in the Jetta.

Also available in the Jetta is the popular digital cockpit feature. Want to take advantage of wireless charging? This is yet another feature that is available in the Jetta but missing from the Civic.


You'll find that the Jetta and Civic are more or less the same width. However, the Jetta is longer, measuring in at 185.1 inches compared to the Civic's 182.7-inches. The Jetta is also taller by almost two inches. This extra length and height give the cabin a roomier feel.

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