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Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Jetta Price Comparison (MSRP)

The sticker prices, before adjusting for remaining feature differences. Usually these are the numbers you will see on the window stickers.

Models in short supply often sell at or even above these prices.

Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Jetta Invoice Comparison

Lowest Total Price: $25,675

Honda Civic EX-L   
Difference: $750

Lowest Total Invoice: $23,910

Honda Civic EX-L   
Difference: $1,390

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  Down Payment Interest Rate Term
Model Year201720172017
ModelCivicCivicJetta
TrimEX-LTouring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Base Price $23,800 $26,600 $24,995
Base Invoice $22,109 $24,701 $23,995
Navigation system 1,000    
Floor mats     235
Rear spoiler     375
Navigation system 926    
Floor mats     185
Rear spoiler     300
Options (change) 1,000 0 610
Options (change) 926 0 485
Destination 875 875 820
Total Price $25,675 $27,475 $26,425
Total Invoice $23,910 $25,576 $25,300

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

Even when the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The base sticker price of the Honda Civic EX-L trim is $23,800. The features would cost an additional $1,000. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $25,675.

The base sticker price of the Honda Civic Touring trim is $26,600. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $27,475.

The base sticker price of the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL trim is $24,995. The features would cost an additional $610. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $26,425.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta trims is 5. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

The configured Honda Civic 4dr Sedan

The configured Volkswagen Jetta 4dr Sedan

Even when the Honda Civic and Volkswagen Jetta are comparably equipped, each includes features not on the other car. The invoice of the Honda Civic EX-L trim is $22,109. The features would cost an additional $926. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $23,910.

The invoice of the Honda Civic Touring trim is $24,701. The features would cost an additional $0. Including the destination charge of $875, the total price of this trim is $25,576.

The invoice of the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL trim is $23,995. The features would cost an additional $485. Including the destination charge of $820, the total price of this trim is $25,300.

For full details about the differences among the trims, see the Trim Comparison table.

For an apples-to-apples comparison of these trims, we subtract the value of the additional features from the total price of the trim. The feature adjusted price of the Honda Civic trims is 2. The feature adjusted price of the Volkswagen Jetta trims is 4. Based on this adjustment, the Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T SEL appears to be the best value.

You can change the body, engine, audio, and tires on the body configuration page. Want different features? Head over to the feature section page to choose your own features.

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TrueDelta Value Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Lowest Adjusted Price and Invoice: Honda Civic Touring
TrueDelta Adjusted Price Difference: $1,760
TrueDelta Adjusted Invoice Difference: $2,320
Model Year201720172017
ModelCivicCivicJetta
TrimEX-LTouring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Engine174hp I4174hp I4170hp I4
TransmissionCVTCVTT6
DrivetrainFWDFWDFWD
EPA Fuel Economy (city/highway)/ MPG/ MPG/ MPG
Audio (watts, speakers)180, 8450, 10?, 6
Tire (rear if not all the same)215/50-17215/50-17225/45-17
Total Price$25,675$27,475$26,425
Adjustments for Features0-3,525-715
Feature-Adjusted Total Price$25,675$23,950$25,710
Cost Above Minimum$1,725$0$0
Total Invoice$23,910$25,576$25,300
Adjustments for Features0-3,281-685
Feature-Adjusted Total Invoice$23,910$22,295$24,615
Cost Above Minimum$1,615$0$0

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Features Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year201720172017
ModelCivicCivicJetta
TrimEX-LTouring1.8T SEL
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Transmission and Drivetrain 
CVT$1000$1000 
6-speed manually-shiftable automatic  $1100
FWD$0$0$0
Accessories 
Adaptive cruise control  $750
Adaptive cruise control, all-speed $1000 
Cruise control$250  
Remote app  $25
Remote start$150$150 
Brakes, Airbags, and Other Safety 
911 assist$25$25 
Active or whiplash-reducing head restraints, front seats  $0
Automatic braking, high-speed or partial $200 
Automatic braking, low-speed $200$200
Blind spot camera, passenger side$300$300 
Blind spot warning system  $200
Forward collision warning $200$200
Lane departure warning system $200 
Lane keeping assist system $400 
Pedestrian detection $50 
Radar- or camera-based collision preparation system $100 
Rear cross-traffic collision intervention  $100
Rear cross-traffic detection  $100
Rollover sensor$50$50 
Secondary collision brake assist  $25
Vehicle health reports  $0
Cargo Management 
Air-conditioned storage compartment  $50
Overhead sunglass holder  $25
Rear seat pass-through  $100
Climate Control and Infotainment 
Aux input  $50
CD player  $125
Heated windshield washer nozzles  $15
Mirrorlink support  $0
MP3-compatible player  $50
Rain-sensing wipers  $175
Rear air vents  $100
SD Card slot  $25
Telematics service, such as OnStar  $300
Traffic + travel information  $25
Traffic information$25$25 
Variable intermittent wipers$75$75 
Exterior 
Active grille shutters  $0
Instruments, Lights, and Mirrors 
Auto-dimming rearview mirror$150$150 
Boost gauge$75$75 
Compass$0$0 
LED headlights $1000 
Spotter mirror(s)$50$50 
Turn signals on or near mirrors $25$25
Seats and Interior Trim 
Heated second row seats $200 
Leather seating surfaces$900$900 
Manual height adjuster, passenger seat  $50
Manual lumbar adjuster, driver seat  $50
Power fore-aft adjuster, passenger seat $100 
Power recliner, passenger seat $100 
Power tilt adjuster, driver seat$100$100 
Soft-touch instrument panel (optional)  $0
Synthetic leather seating surfaces  $0
Total Value of Features$3,150$6,675$3,865
Value of Feature Adjustments$0$3,525$715
Value of Feature Adjustments0-3,281-685

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Specifications Comparison: Honda Civic vs. Volkswagen Jetta

Model Year20172017
ModelCivicJetta
Body4dr Sedan4dr Sedan
Wheelbase106.3 in104.4 in
Length182.3 in183.3 in
Width70.8 in70.0 in
Height55.7 in57.2 in
Curb Weight2,850 lb.2,940 lb.
Fuel Capacity12.4 gal.14.5 gal.
Row 1 Headroom39.3 in38.2 in
Row 1 Shoulder Room57.0 in55.2 in
Row 1 Hip Room53.7 in0.0 in
Row 1 Legroom42.3 in41.2 in
Row 2 Headroom37.1 in37.1 in
Row 2 Shoulder Room55.0 in53.6 in
Row 2 Hip Room47.3 in0.0 in
Row 2 Legroom37.4 in38.1 in
Cargo Volume15.1 ft315.7 ft3

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Option Package Details
Honda Civic EX-L

Navigation system
FeatureValueRequested?
Navigation system600Yes
Compass0No
Voice control for nav and audio75Yes
Traffic information25Yes
Total Requested700100%
Total Not Requested00%

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