2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic
2016 Volkswagen Jetta 2016 Honda Civic
150 hp Base Engine Horsepower 158 hp
184 lb.-ft. Base Engine Torque 138 lb.-ft.
38.1 in. Rear Seat Legroom 37.4 in.
Standard Touchscreen Display Available

2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic

2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic interior specs

The Jetta has received some significant changes for the 2016 model year, and since there have been so many upgrades, we wanted to see how the model stood up against some of its fiercest competition in the compact car segment. That's why we've done some research and put together this comparison of the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic sedan, which you can use to help with your new car buying process.

As can be seen from the chart above, the comparison between the two vehicles' standard engines is defined by torque, and it is here that the Jetta has an edge with 184 lb.-ft. of torque providing a thrilling drive. Both models do offer another available engine option, but even so, the 2016 Civic fails to offer the same amount of torque as either the Jetta's standard 1.4-liter engine or available 1.8-liter engine. Although this comparison focuses on the gasoline powered sedan variants of the two models, both the Jetta and Civic do come in other variations, including Hybrid form for both models and the Jetta's powerful 210-horsepower Jetta GLI model.

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Like we said, however, a comparison between the two Hybrid models must be left for another day. But when comparing the two compact sedans, it's clear that both provide plenty of passenger space, with the Jetta just edging out the Civic in rear seat legroom, something that is often a concern for buyers looking at smaller cars. In addition to the spaciousness, the Jetta's interior is well-equipped with high tech features like a standard touchscreen display, something included only as an available option on the 2016 Honda Civic. Other features to be found in the 2016 Jetta include 60/40-split folding rear seats, available VW Car-Net App-Connect that integrates Android Auto and Apple CarPlay and plenty of available Driver Assistance systems.

We could spend all day comparing the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic, but the best way to find the vehicle for you is through a test drive. Get in contact with us at Douglas Volkswagen to ask any questions or to schedule some time behind the wheel of the 2016 Jetta through our website. From the comparison, it's clear that the Jetta is capable of offering a thrilling and powerful driving experience, premium-quality features and a variety of options.

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