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Clash of the Compact Car--See How the VW Jetta Stacks Up Against its Honda Civic Rival

Just because you're shopping what has historically been known as the most practical and affordable segment of vehicles doesn't mean you can't be choosy when it comes to finding what feels like your ideal compact car match. Now, more than ever before, our favorite automakers are whipping up stylish and sportier compact car offerings that are changing the way we think about the once small and unsuspecting entrants.

The 2016 Honda Civic has been receiving a great deal of press since its reveal. And while undeniably appealing in certain aspects, we here at Riverhead Bay Volkswagen believe that when you get down to the nitty gritty of what makes for an enticing sedan, the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta has the Honda Civic beat. Check out some surprising stats below to see a few of the distinct areas in which the Jetta asserts its dominance over the Civic. Then, feel free to visit us here at our Riverhead, NY Volkswagen dealership and browse our current new Volkswagen model lineup for yourself today!

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2016 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2016 Honda Civic

  • Enjoy a more powerful daily driver with the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta; the base engine generated an impressive 170 horsepower, while a comparably equipped Civic only cranks out 158 horsepower.
  • The standard engine option on the Jetta offers markedly more torque than that of the Honda Civic--while the Jetta has the get up and of 184 lb-ft of torque, the Civic can't compare with its mere 138 lb-ft.
  • The base MSRP of the Honda Civic appears at first glance to be a better bargain than that of the new Jetta. However, upon closer inspection, savvy car shoppers will find the Civic to be lacking in a few crucial areas: many features that are standard on the Jetta--satellite radio, rear split folding bench seat, overhead console storage, MP3 player, and voice activated controls to name a few--are not available on what Honda claims to be its "comparably equipped" Civic model.
  • Compact cars are hardly known for having particularly commodious cargo holds; the Jetta, however, offers slightly more space that its Honda counterpart, giving you more leeway when traveling.
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