2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Honda Civic

White 2020 Volkswagen Jetta on left VS blue 2020 Honda Civic on right

When you think of a compact sedan, multiple models might come to mind, including the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2020 Honda Civic. Both very popular in their respective brands and commonly found on the road today, there is much to love with both sedans. However, there are some key differences that will impact your driving experience. With our 2020 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2020 Honda Civic review, we will see how these two compact vehicles compare with one another. Note that for this comparison, we will be taking a look only at the sedan model for the Honda Civic as the Civic is also available as a hatchback and a coupe.

2020 VW Jetta


2020 Honda Civic

$18,895 - $27,945 MSRP $19,850 - $27,700
30 City MPG, 40 Highway MPG, 34 Combined MPG Fuel Efficiency Up to 25 City MPG, 36 Highway MPG, 29 Combined MPG
Available Ventilated Front Seats Not Available
Available Memory Driver Seat Not Available

Advantages of the 2020 VW Jetta Compact Sedan

As we reviewed each model, we have found multiple advantages that the 2020 VW Jetta compact sedan holds over the 2020 Honda Civic sedan. First, the Jetta is more affordable overall with a much cheaper starting MSRP and an ending MSRP that isn’t much higher than the Civic’s.

Now, this doesn’t mean that quality is lower due to the lower cost. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Drivers that want to save time at the gas pump, money for fuel, and emissions for the environment will find the fuel economy ratings of the Jetta to be much more favorable. Along with that, the 2020 VW Jetta offers more luxurious features that the Honda Civic doesn’t offer with any trim level, including the available ventilated front seats and memory driver’s seat. These additional features will make your next sedan feel more modern and will provide you with plenty of value.

Interested in a 2020 Volkswagen Jetta of your own? Need more details before deciding if the Jetta is right for you? Reach out to us here at Volkswagen of Downtown L.A. to learn why the Jetta is one of the top sedans on the road today.