The 2017 Honda Civic vs. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Honda Civic Sedan

2017 Honda Civic

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Volkswagen Jetta

The 2017 Honda Civic and the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta are small cars that offer big performance and a longer than average list of features. If you’re in the market for a compact sedan, then both have probably crossed your mind. We’re here to show you how they match up side by side.

Performance and Efficiency

Both of these models offer a compelling blend of performance and efficiency. That said, there are some significant differences. Take a closer look below:

  • The Volkswagen Jetta offers a 150 hp 1.4L turbocharged four-cylinder engine with an EPA estimated 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway with manual transmission and front-wheel drive.* A 1.8L four-cylinder engine makes 170 hp and earns an EPA estimate of 25 mpg city/35 mpg highway with a six-speed automatic transmission and front-wheel drive.*
  • The Honda Civic can be had with a 158 hp 2.0L four-cylinder that earns up to 28 mpg city/40 mpg highway with continuously variable transmission and front-wheel drive in EPA estimates.* Choose to upgrade to a 1.5L turbocharged four-cylinder and you’ve got 172 hp and an EPA estimated 32 mpg city/42 mpg highway with CVT and front-wheel drive.*

You can see that the Civic offers both more power and more efficiency than the VW Jetta.


The Honda Civic offers automatic climate control and automatic headlights even in the base LX trim level. Neither of those key features come standard in the Volkswagen Jetta. Those amenities will certainly come in handy on long road trips leaving from Frankfort.

Passenger and Cargo Volume

The Honda Civic Sedan offers more front legroom, more front headroom, more front and rear shoulder room, and more overall passenger space, with either 97.8 or 95.0 cubic feet compared to 94.1 cubic feet in the Jetta.

Visit Community Honda of Orland Park Today

Want to test-drive the latest Honda Civic? You can here at Community Honda of Orland Park, the leading Chicago and Frankfort area Honda dealership. We’re located at 8340 W. 159th St. in Orland Park, IL, so stop by soon to find out all about the new Civic, or contact us online now.

*LX Trim with manual transmission. MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $875.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.
*Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.
*3-Year/36,000-Mile Limited Warranty, plus a 5-Year/60,000-Mile Powertrain Limited Warranty.