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2016 Honda Civic vs. 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
Passengers in the back seat will feel a little more squished in the Honda Civic than in the Volkswagen Jetta, due to the Honda Civic's smaller rear head- and legroom. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta, as they get the same number of miles per tank of gas.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Honda Civic will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Volkswagen Jetta. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. The Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is a little wider than the Volkswagen Jetta, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Drivetrain
With its lower torque, the Honda Civic doesn't do as good a job transmitting power to its wheels as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Honda Civic has about the same turning radius as the Volkswagen Jetta, allowing equal maneuverability in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of horsepower, it's basically a tie between the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries into the Honda Civic as you will in the Volkswagen Jetta.

Warranty
The Honda Civic comes with essentially the same basic warranty as the Volkswagen Jetta.

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2016 Honda
Civic

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MSRP*: $18,640 - $26,500

2016 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*: $17,680 - $29,280
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Low APR Loan: -- As low as 1.90%
Lease Incentive: As low as 1.75% As low as 4.51%
City MPG: 27 - 31 23 - 28
Highway MPG: 40 - 42 33 - 40
Engine(s): Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity: 5 - 5 5 - 5
Basic Warranty: 3 years/36,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating
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Side Crash Rating
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Invoice*: $17,332 - $24,609 $16,973 - $28,109

Days On Lot: Comparing Ease of Negotiation

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*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.