2020 Volkswagen Jetta Vs. 2020 Honda Civic Sedan

White 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and blue 2020 Honda Civic Sedan, separated by a diagonal line and a "VS" logo.

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta delights many as a sophisticated compact car. The model excels with impressive fuel-efficiency and the ability to carry a healthy volume of cargo. It also boasts an impressive array of safety features and generous warranty coverage from VW.

The 2020 Honda Civic is another primary mover in the compact car class. While the 2020 Civic comes in both sedan and hatchback body types, the 2020 Jetta stays in its lane as a sedan, allowing the also-impressive 2020 Golf to take the hatchback slot in the VW lineup.

Join us as we compare the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta against the sedan incarnation of the 2020 Honda Civic.

2020 Volkswagen Jetta


2020 Honda Civic Sedan

$18,895 Starting MSRP $19,850
Up to 30 city / 40 highway Fuel Economy Up to 32 city / 42 highway
184 lb-ft Torque 138 to 162 lb-ft
4-year/50,000-mile coverage Basic Warranty 3-year/36,000-mile coverage
7 years Corrosion Warranty 5 years

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Value, Fuel Economy and Warranty Coverage

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta excels in value, starting out at a price nearly $1,000 below that of the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan. While both vehicles get excellent gas mileage (with the 2020 Jetta falling just short of the 2020 Civic), the Jetta scores higher numbers in terms of torque. Warranty coverage from VW also exceeds that of Honda.

In addition to the warranty coverage listed above, the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta gets two years or 20,000 miles of free scheduled maintenance coverage from VW. This includes coverage of oil changes, lubrication and other required maintenance. Honda does not provide this for its vehicles.

Exclusive Safety Features

The 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and 2020 Honda Civic Sedan both get an impressive slew of safety features to ensure the continued health of driver and passenger alike. A few, however, appear on the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta but not the 2020 Honda Civic. These include a:

  • Standard Automatic Post-Collision Braking system
  • Optional Cross-Path Warning system

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