2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Honda Civic

In a vehicle segment as large as the compact sedan segment, it can be hard for customers to choose between all the terrific models available. This is why the staff here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville has decided to take the opportunity to compare the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta—the brand’s compact sedan—against some of its premier competitors. Today, we will be comparing the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta against a model that has been leading the vehicle segment for many years—the 2020 Honda Civic!

The comparison between the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2020 Honda Civic is very difficult to evaluate due to how closely matched both vehicles are. Each model offers the key elements that compact sedan shoppers are searching for—reliable engine performance, high fuel economy ratings, and the latest automotive features available. Now, we just need to take a closer look at each model to determine which model’s key aspects are superior. Let’s get started!

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Honda Civic

1.4L Turbo I-4 Engine Engine Option 2.0L I-4 Engine
147 Horsepower Engine Power 158 Horsepower
184 Pound-Feet Engine Torque 138 Pound-Feet
30 MPG / 40 MPG Fuel Economy (City / Hwy) 30 MPG / 38 MPG


Explore the Advantages of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville

Generally, engine performance output and fuel economy ratings are inversely linked to one another. By that we mean, the higher fuel economy ratings your vehicle offers, the lower performance output it will generate and vice-versa. The fuel economy ratings and engine performance output of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2020 Honda Civic are highlighted in the above table. As you can see, the 2020 Jetta engine delivers higher torque and the 2020 Civic engine delivers more horsepower. For the sake of argument, we will call this a wash. However, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta engine does provide a higher city fuel economy than the 2020 Honda Civic engine, which tilts the advantage in favor of the 2020 Jetta. Other vehicle elements that further tip the scales in favor of the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta are the excellent design, technology, and safety features the sedan offers. Some of the best features that the vehicle has available are highlighted in the list below.

  • High Beam Control
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Rear View Camera System
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • 6-Way Power-Adjustable Driver’s Seat with Memory
  • LED Projector Headlights with LED Daytime Running Lights
  • Keyless Access with Push-Button Start
  • Wireless Smartphone Charger
  • BeatsAudio® Technology
  • Volkswagen Car-Net®

If you are interested in exploring the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta or learning about its advantages over the 2020 Honda Civic, then you should contact the staff here at Frank Boucher Volkswagen of Janesville today!

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