2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

Specs at a Glance

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Volkswagen Jetta

Basic Warranty

  6 yr / 72,000 mi

Fuel Capacity

  14.5 gal


2018 Honda Civic

2018 Honda Civic

Basic Warranty

  3 yr / 36,000 mi

Fuel Capacity

  12.4 gal

2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic

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The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic are small sedans that provide great value in performance, safety and digital technology. Offering three turbocharged engines that carry the TSI label, the Jetta is more powerful and versatile than the Civic. This Volkswagen model offers plenty of connectivity options through Volkswagen Car-Net infotainment platform. Part of the Honda Sensing package, the Civic safety features have class-leading capabilities. However, the Honda Sensing suite doesn't have anything to match the Jetta's Park Distance Control. Both sedans have automatic braking with warning systems on forward crashes.

Performance

Engineered for normal driving conditions, the 2018 Jetta 1.4 L engine produces 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. Capable of generating 170 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque, the 1.8 L engine offers a slightly more sporty drive. For the ultimate performance, get the 2.0 L engine that whips out 210 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. Direct injection initiates combustion in all three of these turbo engines. Offering a top output of 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque, the Honda Civic 1.5 L turbo engines lacks the raw power of the Jetta's powertrain. Carrying the patented DSG label, this Volkswagen's transmission system comes with six gear speeds that are tuned for agile handling. The Civic's six-speed manual transmission isn't as versatile or responsive as the DSG transmission. A four-corner independent suspension system also gives the Jetta an edge over the Civic in performance on curved or sloped roads.

Connectivity

The infotainment system in the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta has a 6.3-inch touch screen. All of the system's applications are set up in the Volkswagen Car-Net platform. The Guide & Inform suite includes GPS navigation with a limited-time subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Travel Link. You can download the Security & Service mobile application to control and manage the vehicle from the palm of your hand. Speaking of smartphones, the App-Connect lets you import apps from an Android device or iPhone. Designed for tech-savvy passengers, the Honda Civic also supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both models are connected to hundreds of music stations on HD Radio and SiriusXM Satellite Radio. Featuring eight speakers, including a subwoofer, the Fender sound system is available in the Jetta. Installed only in the Civic Touring, a 10-speaker audio system also produces great acoustics.

Safety

The Front Assist package adds some accident-mitigation technology to the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta. When a front crash is imminent, you'll get visual and acoustic alerts from the Forward Collision Warning. The Autonomous Emergency Braking will help you bring the car to a quick stop during a critical situation. Similarly, the Honda Civic's Collision Mitigation Braking can automatically slam on the brakes. Both sedans have the Adaptive Cruise Control that may be set to maintain specific speeds and following distances. Prior to changing lanes in the Jetta, you should check for any cues from the Blind Spot Monitor. When pulling out of a parking space in reverse, be mindful of the Rear Traffic Alert. This Volkswagen also has the Park Distance Control technology that facilitates parallel parking.

Are you curious to find out what makes the 2018 Volkswagen Jetta better than the 2018 Honda Civic? Then come to our dealership. You can test drive the SE, SEL, GLI and other trims of this sedan.


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