For commuters and small families looking for an inexpensive and fuel-friendly small car, there are several options on the market. In this comparison, we are going to pit the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2016 Honda Civic. Which of these small cars will be ideal for car shoppers? Both are available in reasonable price ranges and with multiple engine and trim options. The 2016 Jetta has a lower starting price than its Honda competitor.
The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta is available in 1.4T S, 1.4T SE, 1.8T Sport and 1.8T SEL trim levels, which indicate both feature availability and engine options. The top-of-the-line GLI comes with a unique engine option geared toward sporty handling and performance. The 2016 Honda Civic is also available in multiple trim levels and in three different body styles: sedan, coupe, and hatchback. Both vehicles come standard with features like cruise control, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, and powered doors and windows.
One advantage that the VW has in this 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic comparison is when it comes to interior space. Even when pitting sedan body styles against each other, the Jetta offers more trunk space than the Civic. When it comes to comparing the 2016 Honda Civic coupe against the Jetta sedan, drivers will end up with three more feet of interior passenger space as well. That can help significantly whether packing daily items from home to work or when going on a family vacation.
Both the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2016 Honda Civic have two standard engine options. The base engine for the 2016 Jetta is a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated for 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine can offer up to 28 mpg for city driving and 40 mpg on the highway with the five-speed manual transmission and 39 with the six-speed automatic. The top-of-the-line GLI trim comes with a 2.0-liter that offers 210 horsepower and 207 pound-feet of torque. The base engine on the 2016 Civic is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder rated for 158-horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.
For more information on the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Topeka KS, or this comparison, contact a member of the New Volkswagen of Topeka sales team today.