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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$18,895 to $27,945
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $18,139 to $26,827
MPG - City 26 30
MPG - Hwy 36 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** ***** *****
Frontal Crash Rating** ***** ****
Side Crash Rating** ***** *****

**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 Si offers rear passengers about the same space to stretch out as the Volkswagen Jetta 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 Si and the Volkswagen Jetta in the front seats.

Convenience
The Volkswagen Jetta requires fewer visits to the gas station than the Honda Civic Si, 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). The Honda Civic Si is somewhat more expensive 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 Si and the Volkswagen Jetta have similar Destination Charges.

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

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the engine of the Honda Civic Si transmits a bit more power to the wheels than the Volkswagen Jetta.

Handling
The Honda Civic Si has a larger turning radius than the Volkswagen Jetta, making it slightly more difficult to maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
When it comes to horsepower, the Honda Civic Si has a much more powerful engine than the Volkswagen Jetta. However, something you should consider is that higher horsepower engines often command higher insurance premiums.

Utility
In terms of seating you'll be able to fit the same number of people in both the Honda Civic Si and the Volkswagen Jetta. The Honda Civic Si has a roomier cargo area for holding your bags or other items than the Volkswagen Jetta.

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