Volkswagen relaunched the Jetta with a full-scale redesign for 2019 and a whole host of features to try to bring the car into the modern era. But, does it hold up to some of the top models in the compact sedan segment? Let’s find out by comparing it to the 2019 Honda Civic Sedan.
In this comparison we’ll be focusing on the top level trims for each model, known as the Touring for the Civic Sedan and SEL Premium for the Jetta. Immediately noticeable in the table below is the difference in engine horsepower between the two cars, with the Civic delivering a peppy drive thanks to 174 horsepower. It’s inclusion of a lip spoiler also helps it to stand out in the area of performance.
2019 Honda Civic Sedan Touring
2019 Volkswagen Jetta SEL Premium
|174 hp||Horsepower||147 hp|
|42.3/37.4 inches||Legroom (front/rear)||41.1/37.4 inches|
Inside, you’ll really want to make sure the compact sedan you buy isn’t “too” compact. The good news for you is that both the Civic and Jetta are surprisingly spacious in the segment when it comes to legroom, though the Civic does offer over an inch of extra front seat legroom. It may not seem like much, but tall drivers or passengers can certainly notice the difference. It also offers a bit more cargo space in the trunk than the 2019 Jetta.
It’s pretty clear that the 2019 Honda Civic delivers a thrilling, yet comfortable, driving experience, so to learn more about how it compares with the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta or to get behind the wheel, contact us at Hilton Head Honda.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $920.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.