Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Civic Compare price, expert/user reviews, mpg, engines, safety, cargo capacity and other specs at a glance.

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New Car Pricing New listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
MSRP
$23,245
Invoice
$22,316
Average Price Paid
$19,346
4,490 listings nationwide

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
MSRP
$23,500
Invoice
$21,831
Average Price Paid
$21,084
6,944 listings nationwide

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Pricing Analysis Price analysis based on recent sales data applied to current trim without options.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
Fair Price
$20,462
Good Price
$18,290
Great Price
$17,048
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Fair Price
$22,012
Good Price
$20,434
Great Price
$19,531

Used Car Pricing Used listing price comparison and analysis.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$21,817
186 listings nationwide
6 GREAT deals
26 GOOD deals

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2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$23,889
57 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
George Kennedy Test Drive Review:

Small cars aren't asked to do much beyond the basics: provide efficient, reliable transportation at a manageable price. Plenty of models fit this form, and in some rare cases, they man...

2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Clifford Atiyeh Test Drive Review:

The tenth-generation Civic has been out since 2016, and for 2019, Honda makes only minor tweaks to this compact car's winning formula of style, value, and performance. Lots of cars are...

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  • Look and Feel 8
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 9
  • Safety 8
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8
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  • Look and Feel 7
  • Performance 8
  • Form & Function 8
  • Technology 7
  • Safety 9
  • Cost-Effectiveness 8

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
280
writes:
New design I great. Much more open and comfortable in the cabin. Gas mileage is incredible with an astounding ...
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
30
writes:
Clean, sporty, hi tech, well built. Young persons vehicle tho...
writes:
Power Ranked 2018 Honda Accord 2.0T Sport FWD better.
"The 2.0T is noticeably more powerful, although the 1.5T in the civic is definitely adequate. I much prefer the 10-speed auto in the 2-liter accord vs the CVT in the 1.5-liter accords and civic."
writes:
Looks/Style Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"Cleaner design, does not have ugly Honda chrome bar and the huge fake vents that only Honda designers seem to love."
Would Buy Ranked 2019 Mazda MAZDA3 better.
"It just looks so much better both exterior and interior wise."

Specs

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD
Powertrain 8-Speed Automatic Continuously Variable Transmission
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
30 MPG
32 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
40 MPG
42 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 13.2 gal 12.4 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
147 hp @ 5,000 RPM
174 hp @ 6,000 RPM
Torque
184 lb-ft @ 1,400 RPM
162 lb-ft @ 1,700 RPM
Cylinders
4 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
10:1
10.6:1
Displacement
1,400 cc
1,500 cc
Bore x Stroke
2.93 in x 3.15 in
2.87 in x 3.52 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Optional
Driver Airbag Standard Optional
Passenger Airbag Standard Optional
Front Side Airbags Standard Optional
Curtain Airbags Standard Optional
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Overall 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Driver 4 stars 5 stars
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars 5 stars
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Standard Optional
Air Conditioning Standard Optional
Radio Standard Optional
Power Windows Standard Optional
Power Door Locks Standard Optional
Driver Power Seats -- Optional
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 5 seats
Front Legroom 41.1 in 42.3 in
Back Legroom 37.4 in 37.4 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 14.1 cu ft 15.1 cu ft
Maximum Payload 970 lbs --
Exterior
Length 185.1 in 182.3 in
Width 70.8 in 70.8 in
Height 57.4 in 55.7 in
Wheelbase 105.7 in 106.3 in

Available Options

2019 Volkswagen Jetta
1.4T R-Line FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Deep Black Pearl
  • HABANERO Orange Metallic
  • Habanero Orange Metallic
  • Platinum Gray Metallic
  • Pure White
  • Pyrite Silver Metallic
  • Tornado Red
  • White Silver Metallic
2019 Honda Civic
EX FWD

Exterior Colors

  • Aegean Blue Metallic
  • Cosmic Blue Metallic
  • Crystal Black Pearl
  • Lunar Silver Metallic
  • Modern Steel Metallic
  • Molten Lava Pearl
  • Platinum White Pearl
  • Rallye Red

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