2019 Volkswagen Jetta CapabilitiesReady to select your next small car? There are many quality sedans that fit the bill, and we at Hilton Head Volkswagen want to help you snag one. That's why we've compiled this 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic comparison.

In it, you can see how these two cars measure up when they're set side by side to compare. You can learn more about their specs and features and decide which one is best for your Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island drive!

VW Jetta vs Honda Civic: Technology Features

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Technology FeaturesWhen those sweltering South Carolina summers roll in, you'll be glad to have dual-zone automatic climate control. Both the VW Jetta and Honda Civic make it available, so the driver and front passenger can each take ownership of their seating zone's own temperature.

For your convenience, both cars offer phone integration via the popular Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ features. Pair your smartphone with the touchscreen, and you can manage your music library, send texts, make calls, and more.

Remember, though, while these two features are standard in the VW Jetta, you'll need to choose a higher trim level if you want them in the Civic. The Volkswagen car also offers a third connectivity option that isn't in the Civic: MirrorLink®.

Engine Performance Specs

If efficiency is a top priority to you, you'll find these small cars incredibly handy to have around. The base Civic, fitted with a 5-speed manual transmission, gets an EPA-estimated 25 city and 36 highway MPG. If you're looking for even more impressive figures, every single VW Jetta trim sees an EPA-estimated 30 city and 40 highway MPG.1

These cars are both front-wheel drive (FWD) cars in every configuration. With the engines sitting atop the drive wheels, you can expect that added weight to help deliver strong traction in most driving situations.

Interior Features: Cabin Style

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior DesignYou'll have a range of seating materials to choose from in the 2019 VW Jetta and Honda Civic. Both come standard with cloth, but leatherette and real leather are available. The two-tone V-Tex leatherette seats in the VW Jetta look sharp and dynamic, with Titan Black bolsters and perforated Storm Gray inserts.

The VW Jetta adds dynamism to your ride in other ways, too. With 10-color customizable interior ambient lighting, you can illuminate the cabin to reflect your mood. Every color in the rainbow (and then some) is available, so you'll have quite the selection at your fingertips. The Civic, unfortunately, lacks this feature.

Volkswagen Jetta vs Honda Civic: The Verdict

So, which small car will you choose? Now that you've read our 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic car comparison, we hope you have a much clearer idea of what both sedans offer.

These cars are both impressive, but if you want more standard technology, better standard fuel economy, or a vibrant, ambient ride, the VW Jetta impresses in many ways. If you live near Hardeeville, Bluffton, or Hilton Head Island, feel free to schedule a test drive of this compact car here at Hilton Head Volkswagen!


1 30 city/40 highway mpg (2019 Jetta 1.4L, 6-speed manual transmission). EPA estimates. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including your driving habits and vehicle condition.

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