2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Honda Civic 2016 Volkswagen Jetta
5.9 l/100km Highway Fuel Efficiency 6.0 l/100km
158 HP Horsepower 150 HP
2,742 lbs. Curb Weight 3,025 lbs.
112.9 cu. ft. Passenger Volume 109.8 cu. ft.

2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta

Starting in late 2014 and heading into the beginning of 2015, Honda had a ton of huge news. They were bringing back a car they had shelved years prior, completely renovating the Honda Pilot and even giving the always-popular Honda Accord a facelift. But it wasn’t until the second half of 2015 that the biggest news of the 2016 model year surfaced, as Honda unveiled the next-generation Honda Civic, the best-selling passenger car in Canada for 17 years running. We thought we’d stack up the extremely popular vehicle against another heavy hitter in its segment, to see how the outstanding new vehicle fares against stiff competition, by comparing the 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta.

Advantages of the 2016 Honda Civic

You can tell by taking a look at the table above that the all-new Honda Civic nudges out the VW Jetta in several different specifications. Some of the advantages may not be that big, but they’re still there. And when you add in the outstanding features – safety and otherwise – that deliver comfort, convenience and confidence behind the wheel, it becomes easy to predict the Honda Civic might attach year number 18 onto its long-standing record.

The 0.1 l/100km difference in fuel efficiency would hardly be noticeable, but still you’re saving pennies. Even pennies add up over time. As for power, the new engine found in the Honda Civic has 8 more horsepower than the Jetta’s engine, which might not seem like much until you look at the curb weight as well. Combining those 8 hp with the fact that the all-new Civic weights 283 lbs. less than the Jetta, and it’s plain to see which vehicle will deliver the more enjoyable driving experience.

Plus, the Civic also provides more space for you and your passengers to stretch out in, just over 3 cubic feet extra to be precise. If these subtle advantages and the outstanding features found in the 2016 Honda Civic interest you, be sure to schedule a test drive here on our website or by giving us a call at the Wheaton Honda sales desk. We can’t wait to help you get into the driver’s seat of your dream car.


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