2019 Jetta Vs. the Competition


Compare the new Volkswagen Jetta & Honda Civic near Charleston

Looking for an affordable, fun compact car in or around North Charleston? You've probably already narrowed down your new vehicle search to a few choices, among them being the new Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic. But when push comes to shove, how do these two economy cars really compare? We think you'll find that although they both are sized similarly, what you get for your money with each varies vastly. But don't take just our word for it. Instead, see how these two cars stack up side-by-side.

Jetta vs. Honda: What You Need to Know

Below, we're going to provide you with just about everything you'd want or need to know about the all-new Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic, broken down by category from performance to technology to safety, and more. So without further delay, here's how the Civic & Jetta compare!


Both the Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic come standard with four-cylinder engines that provide plenty of power for every adventure in or around Charleston. The Volkswagen Jetta comes equipped with a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine, while the Honda Civic has a 2.0-liter naturally aspirated engine.

Fuel Efficiency

If fuel efficiency is important, you'll love the new Volkswagen Jetta, which achieves up to an EPA-estimated 30 mpg city and 40 mpg highway, compared to the Civic, which is estimated to achieve around 25 mpg city and 36 mpg on the highway. Clearly, the Civic, though frugal with fuel, can't match up to the Jetta where fuel economy is concerned.

Passenger & Cargo Space

We know that even though you're looking for a small car, you still want something that will be spacious enough to pack in all your friends or family members for long trips. Though the Jetta seats five like the Civic, it's longer and taller, giving it a sleeker appearance and plenty of room in key areas. Still, both the Jetta and Civic offer plenty of room for both passengers and cargo.

Safety Features

Gone are the days when only expensive luxury vehicles came equipped with the latest safety features. Both the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta offer a standard backup camera, in addition to a slew of additional active safety features. From autonomous emergency braking to lane keep assist, to blind spot monitoring, there's almost no stone Volkswagen has left unturned for the new Jetta where safety is concerned.

Multimedia & Technology

Infotainment and connectivity are important to Summerville drivers, which is why we're especially boastful about the Jetta when it comes to technology and infotainment. All Jetta models come standard with a 6.5-inch touchscreen infotainment system with VW Car-Net App-Connect, and Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ smartphone integration. The Honda Civic, by contrast, provides a 5-inch touchscreen display, with smartphone integration being optional.


With everything the Volkswagen Jetta provides, you might think its pricing is premium - higher than that of the Civic. But that's just not the case. In fact, the Honda Civic has a starting MSRP of $19,450, while the Volkswagen Jetta has a starting MSRP of $18,545.

Learn More: Contact Us Today!

Ready to learn more about the Volkswagen Jetta or Honda Civic sedan near Mount Pleasant, SC? Here at Stokes Volkswagen, we're ready to assist you however else we can! We're happy to answer any of your questions or accommodate your request for a test-drive, so feel free to reach out to us online or by phone today!


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