2020 Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Honda Civic

Honda Civic

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2020 Honda Civic


Starting MSRP

1.4L 4-cylinder

Base Engine

1.5L 4-cylinder

City/Highway MPG

2,000 lbs

Towing Capacity

1,500 lbs


6.5-inch touchscreen

Infotainment Display

5-inch touchscreen

Looking for a reliable sedan with across-the-board appeal? It’s likely that the Volkswagen Jetta has come up in your search. Many Alexandria drivers are deciding between the VW Jetta vs. the Honda Civic. Both cars build on a great reputation, offering great fuel economy and comprehensive technology suites on the latest models. Lots of advanced features come standard, so either choice will bring more comfort, convenience, and safety to your Arlington drives.

2019 VW Jetta vs. 2020 Honda Civic: Pricing

When it comes to Jetta vs. Civic on standard features, how do these two sedans stack up for Washington DC drivers? When you’re choosing a new car, It’s important to know which advanced features come standard — and which will cost you as options or require a jump to higher trim levels. With the Volkswagen Digital Cockpit and Honda Sensing®, both models offer a generous suite of the advanced infotainment and safety features Springfield drivers care about most:

2019 VW Jetta S — Starting MSRP $18,745

  • 6.5-inch touch screen
  • 4-speaker stereo
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Android Auto
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 2 USB ports
  • Rearview camera

2020 Civic LX — Starting MSRP $19,750

  • 5-inch touch screen
  • Bluetooth
  • 4-speaker stereo
  • USB port
  • Automatic climate control
  • Multi-angle rearview camera
  • Honda Sensing® Safety Suite

2019 VW Jetta vs. 2020 Honda Civic: Advanced Safety Features

Whether you choose the Jetta or the Civic, you can rest assured your family will be protected by the most advanced safety technology available. Available safety features for the VW Jetta and Honda Civic include:

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Forward collision warning
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Blind spot monitoring
  • Rear cross traffic alert

2020 Honda Civic

  • Collision Mitigation Braking System
  • Road Departure Mitigation System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Low-Speed Follow
  • Lane Keeping Assist System

2019 VW Jetta vs. 2020 Honda Civic: Performance Specs

You’ll get fuel-efficient performance and respectable towing power from either the Jetta or the Civic, but when you look at the specs, it’s the Jetta that gives more for your money. Better fuel economy and an extra 500 pounds of towing capacity mean even more when you consider that the Jetta starts at a lower price than the Civic. The Civic does have a 174-hp engine upgrade, but you’ll have to bump up several trim levels to obtain it. Take a look at the base trim engines and specs for both models:

2019 Volkswagen Jetta

  • Engine — 147-hp 1.4L Turbo
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy — 30 city / 40 highway MPG
  • Towing Capacity — 2,000 pounds

2020 Honda Civic

  • Engines — 158-hp 1.5L 4-cylinder, available 174- hp turbo-four
  • EPA-Estimated Fuel Economy — 30 city / 38 highway MPG
  • Towing Capacity — 1,500 pounds

Test Drive a 2019 Volkswagen Jetta in Alexandria Today

Whether you’re interested in a pre-owned Jetta or a 2019 Jetta from our inventory, we’re proud to offer pre-owned and new vehicle specials to Arlington and Washington DC drivers. Ask our team for more info about VW accessories and OEM replacement parts so we can help you customize your Jetta and keep it running smooth for years to come!

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