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2020 Honda Civic Si vs. 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Review

New 2020 Honda Civic Si

2020 Honda
Civic Si

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New 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2020 Volkswagen
Jetta GLI

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MSRP*
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$25,200 to $25,400
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$26,245 to $29,945
Invoice* $23,405 to $23,590 $25,196 to $28,747
MPG - City 26 25
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 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 Si and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI in the front seats.

Convenience
You'll be making about the same number of stops at the gas station with the Honda Civic Si as you will with the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 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 Si 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 Si and the Volkswagen Jetta GLI have similar Destination Charges.

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

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

Performance
The Honda Civic Si has less horsepower than the Volkswagen Jetta GLI, so it will probably be somewhat slower.

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 GLI. The Honda Civic Si 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 Si is not as nearly as extensive as that of the Volkswagen Jetta GLI.