2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

In the sedan segment, two of the top competitors that drivers will see include the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2018 Honda Civic. But which one should you purchase? Comparing the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta vs the 2018 Honda Civic all comes down to reliability and feature availability.

When it comes to fuel economy, the 2019 Jetta slightly edges out the 2018 Honda Civic. While both received equal efficiency ratings by the Environmental Protection Agency, a combined city/highway rating of 34 miles per gallon, the 2019 Jetta has the superior travel range. The 2019 Jetta has a driving range of 396 miles in the city and 514.8 miles on the highway. In comparison, the 2018 Civic’s driving range is 284.4 miles in the city and 496 miles on the highway.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta


2018 Honda Civic

396/514.8 miles Driving Range (Cty/Hwy) 384.4/496 miles
Available Digital Gauge Cluster Unavailable
8-in. Display Touchscreen Size 7-in. Display
Available Adjustable Ambient Lighting Unavailable

2019 Volkswagen Jetta Interior Technology Features

One major area where the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta overshadows the 2018 Honda Civic is technology. There are numerous advanced interior features available for the 2019 Jetta that are not available for the 2018 Honda Civic. 2019 Jetta SEL and SEL Premium models add Volkswagen Digital Cockpit, a digital gauge cluster with multiple modes and a customizable layout. The 2018 Honda Civic does not have an equivalent feature.

Another technology feature found in the 2019 Jetta but missing from the 2018 Civic is adjustable ambient interior lighting. This system, added in the SEL and SEL Premium trims, allows drivers to choose between ten colors for a customized ambient lighting experience. In addition, an eight-inch touchscreen interface is available for the 2019 Jetta, while the 2018 Civic’s largest central display is only seven inches.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta safety features include: Rear door child safety locks, daytime running lights, traction control, a post-collision safety system, tire pressure monitoring, child seat anchors, LED headlamps, dusk sensing headlamps and stability control.