2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Civic

No matter the make, no matter the model, any car dealership that you go to, you’ll find a huge collection of compact cars both used and new. It’s clear to see that the compact car segment is crowded, but just because there are plenty of choices does not mean that all of them are going to be good.

Two of the sportier selections (and top-rate when it comes to safety) are the Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic. Spacious from front to back and full of life, the Volkswagen Jetta takes on the Honda Civic in all categories, showing off its German engineering and all-around ability.

Find out more about how the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2017 Honda Civic compare. Here at Donaldsons VW, we believe that the Jetta outshines the Civic and we’d like to show you why.

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2017 VW Jetta vs 2017 Honda Civic
1.4L 4-cylinder turbo Base Engine 1.5L 4-cylinder turbo
28 city/40 hwy mpg Fuel Economy Rating 32 city/ 42 hwy mpg
Yes NHTSA 5-Star Safety Rating Yes




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Test Drive the Volkswagen Jetta in Sayville NY

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta checks all of the boxes that you would expect. It’s fuel efficient, handles well, and is priced competitively. (Available in four trims, the base level 2017 Jetta starts out at $17,895.) And while the Volkswagen Jetta meets all expectations, it also goes above and beyond in a number of categories. The extra cabin and cargo space that it creates is appreciated by all passengers, both those in back and front.

The amount of legroom is impressive and rear seat passengers are able to stretch out in 38.1 inches that are provided. As for cargo space, the rear seats can be split and folded, making for easier trunk access. Maximum cargo space totals 15.7 cu-ft which is nearly what a midsize sedan is expected to provide. The Honda Civic on the other hand does well but falls short in both cargo and rear passenger space.

Helping to keep everyone entertained and well-connected, the Volkswagen Jetta and Honda Civic both have introduced Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Keep in touch with the contacts on your phone through either of these platforms and access an entire world of media, music, and navigation as well.

If you’re curious about the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and would like to learn more about the various trim levels that it’s available in, we would like to welcome you here to Donaldsons VW. Sign up for a test drive today and swing by at your earliest convenience to find out how the Jetta handles first hand!

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