At first blush, the two compact sedans in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic comparison are very alike. Both models are compact sedans with similar dimensions, including five-passengers capacities. They offer the same fuel economy and very close trunk size and base appointments. However, the more you look at the details, the more the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta standard apart.
The 2018 Jetta has a slight pricing advantage over its Honda competitor, and it also stands apart in other ways. Its 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine offers 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, which is slightly less horsepower and significantly more torque than drivers will get with the base 2.0-liter four-cylinder (rated for 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet) that comes on the base 2018 Honda Civic. That may mean more responsive acceleration with the Volkswagen even while these two models offer the same estimated fuel economy numbers (28 mpg in city driving, and up to 40 mpg on the highway).
The VW compact sedan continues to offer a slight advantage in this 2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic comparison when you look at the features available on these two models. The 2018 Jetta comes standard with the VW Car-Net App Connect system, which will work with both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Those connectivity features only become available with the Display Audio infotainment system on the 2018 Honda Civic. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is also available with heated and ventilated front seats, while the 2018 Honda Civic offers leather-trimmed seats, and no cooling. Advanced driver assistance features are available on all trims of both of these compact sedans.
Finally, drivers looking for plenty of peace-of-mind can rest easy with the new Volkswagen People First Warranty that is standard on all new 2018 Volkswagen Jetta models. This six-year, 72,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty not only offers value to a first-time buyer, but it is transferable, which means that if you sell the Jetta within that time frame the next owner can also enjoy its coverage.
Are you interested in learning more about this comparison, or the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta in the Topeka KS area? Contact a member of the New Volkswagen of Topeka sales team today.