2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic

Two of the most popular, stylish compact sedans on the market square off in our competition of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2016 Honda Civic. The 2017 Jetta didn’t get a complete overhaul, but it added a ton of excellent new features, creating more value than ever in the exciting Jetta lineup.

What’s new on the 2017 Jetta

  • New value-centered simple trim lineup: S, SE, SEL, SEL Premium
  • Jetta Hybrid is no longer available
  • Jetta GLI offered only in high-value SE trim
  • Base S trim features rearview camera
  • Lower trims have new driver assistance features

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2017 Jetta vs 2016 Civic
28/40 MPG (City/Hwy) 26/38
150/184 Horsepower/Torque 158/138
15.7 cu.ft. Cargo Space 12.1 cu.ft.
5-speed manual Base Transmission 6-speed manual

Test drive the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Houston TX

The 2017 Jetta competes directly with the Honda Civic since both compact cars come with a set of features car buyers desire the most. With more torque and higher EPA-estimated miles per gallon on the highway, the 2017 Jetta shows why it’s one of the best buys in the entire compact car segment. In addition to what’s under the hood, the 2017 Jetta also features VW Car-Net App-Connect, allowing drivers to integrate Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and MirrorLink.

The base Jetta S model has more standard features in 2017, adding 16-inch steel wheels, rearview camera, LED DRLs, two-tone cloth seats and more. Drivers will also have the option to add 16-inch aluminum-alloy wheels and a cold weather package the includes heated front seats and heatable washer nozzles. While the cold weather package won’t be of much use to folks looking for the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta in Houston TX, it is welcome news for folks in snowy climates.

The Jetta and Civic have been going at it for years. As two of the premier vehicles in their class, they offer performance, efficiency, and technology features that are tough to match. The Jetta continues to provide customers with an option that not only pays service to performance, but design as well.

2017 Jetta SEL in Houston TX
2017 Jetta push-button start
2017 Jetta moonroof
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