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How Does the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Compare to the New Honda Civic? 

There are lots of good reasons to invest in a compact car. Offering some of the most efficient driving experiences available on the modern market, a good compact can also deliver everything from premium features and interior comfort to options for high performance. 

For many drivers in Orange Park and Jacksonville, the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is the good compact sedan they've been looking for. Equipped with an excellent suite of features and technology on top of comfortable interior and agile driving, the Jetta has been a popular compact option for years. 

The thing is, that's something you can also for cars like the Honda Civic. A longtime bestseller and popular among drivers in Saint Augustine and Riverside, the Civic can likewise provide an impressive package built on performance and value. 

That leaves one big question for someone like you. Which new compact car is the right one for you? Let's take a look at what both bring to the table. 

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta 

Comfortable and well-equipped, the 2019 Jetta is built to deliver an impressive array of features coupled with an interior that feels simple and comfortable while also offering a lot. When you add in an efficient turbocharged engine and competitive pricing, it becomes a strong contender in its size segment. 

Performance: 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 (147 horsepower, 184 pounds-feet of torque, 30/40 miles per gallon) 

Feature Options: 6.5-inch Touchscreen Infotainment System, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Heated/Cooled Seating, Keyless Entry, Push-Button Start, Dual-Zone Climate Control, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Built-in Navigation

Safety Features: Forward Collision Warnings, Automatic Emergency Braking, Blind-Spot Monitoring, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane-Keeping Assist 

Starting Price: Around $19,000 

The 2019 Honda Civic 

The Honda Civic has enjoyed some significant upgrades in recent years. With a sporty design and matching engine options, it provides a solid experience for Riverside drivers with athletic driving tastes. Its impressive suite of available features likewise helps it win points with drivers looking for more than a bare-bones experience. 

Performance: 1.5-liter inline-4 turbocharged (174 horsepower, 162 pounds-feet of torque, 34/42 miles per gallon), 1.5-liter turbocharged inline-4 (180 horsepower, 177 pounds-feet of torque, 28/38 miles per gallon), 1.5-liter turbo inline-4 (205 horsepower, 192 pounds-feet of torque, 28/38 miles per gallon), 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 (306 horsepower, 295 pounds-feet of torque) 

Feature Options: Automatic Climate Control, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Remote Engine Start, Heated Seating, Leather Upholstery, Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers, Built-in NavigationSafety Features: Lane-Keeping Assist, Forward Collision Warnings, Road-Departure Mitigation, Adaptive Cruise Control, Automatic Emergency Braking 

Starting Price: Around $20,000 

Should I Buy the Volkswagen Jetta or the Honda Civic?

The answer to this question largely depends on what you're looking for. The Honda Civic has a higher starting price than the Jetta, and the Jetta's lower level trims give you more in the features and equipment department than the Civics. You'll have to spend more to get more in the Honda Civic. 

That being said, there's no denying that the Civic is a sportier car than the Volkswagen Jetta. It has a more diverse selection of powertrains that can dish out a higher level of overall performance. 

The problem for the Civic is that while it might be a more powerful car, there's nothing wrong with the level of performance the Jetta delivers. Its powertrain is perfectly fine for a compact car. When you set that aside, value is the biggest factor left, and that's a department where the Jetta soundly wins. 

Learn More About the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta Today 

Do you think the 2019 Jetta might be the compact car you've been looking for? Consider reaching out to us at Tom Bush Volkswagen in Jacksonville, FL. Serving customers in Daytona and Palm Coast, our dealership has a rich selection of new Volkswagen models available that we'd love to show you.