Trying to choose between these two fun-to-drive and comfortable sedans? Volkswagen World of Newton is here to help, then!

Below, you can learn more about the performance and features of the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2021 Honda Civic and see which one offers the more efficient and connected ride throughout Newton, Hackettstown, and Sparta.


VW Jetta vs Civic: Performance

Both of these sedans are fun to handle and provide stable drives along the way, thanks to their well-engineered suspension and advanced stability control systems. When you need an extra jolt of power, especially when accelerating again once the light turns green, the VW Jetta can provide just what you are looking for.

That is because its standard turbocharged engine is able to produce 184 lb-ft of torque. The standard 4-cylinder engine in the 2021 Honda Civic can't keep up, since it only generates 138 lb-ft of torque. Even with that power, the Volkswagen Jetta will get an EPA-estimated 30 city/41 highway MPG.1 With its standard engine, the Civic can only achieve 30 city/38 highway MPG.

A More Connected Ride

Inside the 2021 VW Jetta, you'll find a 6.5-inch touchscreen display that will be the center of your entertainment and other controls. This touchscreen works just like your smartphone, which means you'll get to swipe and pinch-zoom as you adjust settings. Speaking of your smartphone, you can also have its apps displayed right on this touchscreen and access them while driving, thanks to App-Connect integration.

This means you'll be able to pull up directions using your phone's maps application. With this, you can even make hands-free calls, safely reply to text messages, stream your favorite music, and much more. Since the Civic doesn't come standard with full smartphone integration or an intuitive touchscreen, it doesn't offer the same level of modern convenience and enjoyment as the Volkswagen Jetta.

Other Technology Features in the VW Jetta vs Civic

That is just the start of the advanced systems you'll find in the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. It also features available advanced remote capabilities to stay connected to your car from afar, as well as the available Volkswagen Digital Cockpit.

This system will give you a customized and clear look at all the information you want to know while driving. On this 10-inch display, you'll have over 21 viewing options, including your phone information, driver-assistive alerts, and the status of other systems.

Even display a full-screen view of your navigation on this display, so you can look right on your dashboard and see where you are going. While the 2021 Honda Civic does offer available remote capabilities, it unfortunately doesn't offer a large, customizable digital display like the one you can get in the new VW Jetta.

Time for a Test Drive!

Between the Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic, if you are looking for the more efficient ride that is equipped with all the latest modern tech, then the 2021 VW Jetta is the sedan for you.

Drivers in the Newton, Hackettstown, and Sparta areas can stop by Volkswagen World of Newton too and get a closer look at the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Contact us to schedule your test drive!


1Where stated, fuel economy values (MPG) are EPA estimates. See for details. Your mileage will vary and depends on several factors, including driving habits and vehicle condition.

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