2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Civic

The compact and versatile Jetta has been a best-seller in the Volkswagen lineup since its arrival. It’s no wonder so many drivers are choosing the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta for their new set of wheels. Today we're comparing the engine specs, interior features and overall performance of the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and 2017 Honda Civic to help give car shoppers an idea of which model best fits their needs and preferences.

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2017 Jetta vs 2017 Civic
1.4-liter I-4 Engine 1.5-liter I-4
14.5 Gal. Fuel Tank Capacity 12.3 Gal.
28/40 MPG (City/Hwy) 30/39
15.7 cubic-feet Cargo Space 15.1 cubic-feet

2017 Jetta vs 2017 Civic Cargo Space Comparison

Both the Jetta and the Civic offer excellent fuel economy ratings, giving you the chance to save money on your trip to work or even just running errands. However, the similarly-sized engines of the Jetta and the Civic produce very different amounts of torque. The Jetta's 1.4-liter inline-four-cylinder puts down 150 horsepower and 184 lb-ft of torque, making it both efficient and responsive. The Civic produces a similar amount of horsepower, but only offers 138 lb-ft of torque, giving it less fun-to-drive appeal than the Jetta.

When it comes to a high-tech interior, both the Jetta and the Civic have a lot to offer. Standard technology includes a four-speaker audio system, standard steering wheel mounted audio controls, and an interior 12V DC power outlet. The optional first-row touchscreen infotainment system in the Jetta is called the VW Car-Net App-Connect and offers smartphone connectivity, navigation and more. Both vehicles have trunk space available, but the roomier Jetta offers 15.7 cubic feet of space compared to the more cramped 11.9 cubic feet in the Civic.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Leather Shift Stick
2017 Volkswagen Jetta Dashboard Lighting
2017 Volkswagen Jetta light beige leather interior
2017 Volkswagen Jetta touchscreen measurements