2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2022 Honda Civic: Which option is best for you?

Both the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta and the 2022 Honda Civic have a lot to offer consumers. Both cars deliver exceptional performance and are tuned to the desires of enthusiasts. Both cars have also received multiple improvements for the 2022 model year and both cars are among the most spacious in their segment. Still, decisions need to be made and if you are in the market for your next compact sedan, it is likely that both the Jetta and the Civic are on your list.


2022 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2022 Honda Civic: The Jetta has the upper hand in terms of performance and value


The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is the only car in the compact sedan segment to be designed and engineered in Germany. This gives the Jetta a distinct advantage in terms of how it feels on the road, the handling and confidence it offers, and the performance that it delivers.


For example, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is the most powerful car in its class with a standard turbocharged 1.5-litre engine that delivers 158 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque. This engine replaces the previous 1.4 L turbo which was offered on the Jetta last year.  The 2022 Honda Civic also offers a turbocharged 1.5 L, but it only offers 177 lb-ft of torque and it is not the standard engine. The standard powertrain in the 2022 Honda Civic is a 2 L 4-cylinder which delivers 158 horsepower and 138 pound-feet of torque.


That means that the Jetta delivers more torque right out of the gate and the Civic by quite a bit. That also means that Jetta owners will enjoy improved passing and more confident accelerations even in the base model, without having to sacrifice fuel economy as both cars average less than 7 litres per 100 km in fuel consumption.


Moreover, the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is the only one of the two to be offered with a six-speed manual gearbox. Add to that the fact that the Jetta has more rear headroom than the Civic which will be more accommodating for taller passengers, and the fact that the Jetta has a starting price of roughly $3,000 less than the Honda Civic, and you start to see why so many people are loyal to the Volkswagen compact sedan. Give us a call today to learn more about the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.