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2022 Honda Civic vs. 2021 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

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2022 Honda
Civic

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2021 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$21,700 to $28,300
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$26,345 to $30,745
Invoice* $20,696 to $26,393 $25,291 to $29,515
MPG - City 30 - 33 24
MPG - Hwy 37 - 42 N/A
Engine(s) Inline-4 Inline-4
Seating Capacity 5 5
Basic Warranty 3 years/36,000 miles 4 years/50,000 miles
Overall Safety Rating** Not Tested *****
Frontal Crash Rating** Not Tested ****
Side Crash Rating** Not Tested *****

**Vehicle crash and safety data is provided by NHTSA, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The NHTSA testing was established by Congress to reduce highway deaths and injuries.

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Honda Civic offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI with comparable rear head- and legroom in both vehicles. As far as headroom and legroom go, there's not much difference between the Honda Civic and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the front seats.

Convenience
The Honda Civic will require fewer stops at the gas station than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, making it more convenient to drive.

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 GLI. 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 GLI have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
The Honda Civic is about the same width as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. When looking at overall length, the Honda Civic takes up about the same amount of space in your garage as the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Drivetrain
The Honda Civic has much less torque than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, which generally means that it won't feel as fast or powerful.

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

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic is significantly less powerful than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI. The good news is that, reportedly, cars with lower horsepower engines often have lower insurance premiums.

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 GLI. The Honda Civic has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Warranty
The basic warranty of the Honda Civic is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.