Volkswagen Jetta


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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic

Compact cars are legendary for their high fuel efficiency numbers. While gas prices may not be exorbitant right now, that can literally almost change overnight, so having a “fuel sipping” automobile is always a smart move. Two great choices available are the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Honda Civic. Both offer great value for the money and are known for their long-lasting quality. Onion Creek Volkswagen dug a little deeper and compared each of these vehicle side by side to see who comes out on top.

Did You Know?

Ferdinand Porsche was responsible for the initial design of Volkswagen vehicles.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Exterior Comparison

The 2017 VW Jetta and 2017 Honda Civic both are essentially the same size on the outside. The Civic is a bit wider than the Jetta, but not enough to make a noticeable difference. Both also offer equipment like LED headlights and alloy wheels on the outside. Honda’s Civic has come a long way in the styling department over the last years, but still suffers from a somewhat “vanilla” design. The 2017 Jetta, on the other hand, offers a fun, sporty design. Honda has done an admirable job improving the Civic’s style, but it is still no match for the Jetta in the looks department.

Five to Drive

The 2017 VW Jetta offers five trim levels to choose from: S, SE, SEL, GLI & Sport

Volkswagen Jetta

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Interior Comparison

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta offers more rear headroom and legroom than the 2017 Honda Civic. That equals a more pleasurable riding experience for backseat passengers. The two vehicles match up more closely in the front seat area with equal amounts of room for the driver and front seat passenger. The Civic and Jetta’s interior cabins are also filled with high-quality materials. Both manufacturers did an excellent job with interior design with all equipment controls smartly placed for ease of reach and use.

The Big “Four-Oh”

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta gets up to 40 MPG on the highway.

Volkswagen Jetta

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2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Technology Comparison

Here’s a category where both of these compact cars shine. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta comes with VW Car-Net® App Connect which synchs all your favorite apps onto the touchscreen display inside the vehicle. Jetta also provides access to the highly popular Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ features. On the safety technology front, the 2017 Jetta comes with an available Driver Assistance package that includes blind spot monitor, park pilot, rear traffic alert, adaptive cruise control and front assist. On the other side, the 2017 Honda Civic counters with an impressive tech package of its own. Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ features come standard on the 2017 Honda Civic along with the Honda Sensing™ safety technology suite. Honda Sensing™ includes lane keep assist, adaptive cruise control, collision mitigation braking system and road departure mitigation system.

“T” is for Turbo

All Five Trim Levels of the 2017 Jetta come standard with a turbocharged engine.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic: Which is the better overall value?

The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2017 Honda Civic are both incredibly well-equipped and value-packed compact cars. Both stack up equally against each other in the areas of interior comfort and technology. The 2017 VW Jetta, however, separates itself from the 2017 Civic with its exterior style and turbocharged performance engine lineup. You really can’t go wrong with either car. If you desire a little more turbocharged performance and overall style from your car, however, then the 2017 Jetta is the right choice for you.

Onion Creek Volkswagen has a great selection of new Volkswagen models to choose from including Jetta. Stop by our Austin, TX VW dealership and you’ll find VW Jetta specials that will save you big money whether you buy or lease. Our Sweet Onion experience keeps buyers from the San Marcos, Austin and Westlake areas coming back time after time for sales and service. We’re conveniently located at 10812 S IH 35 Frontage Rd Austin, TX 78748.