In the competitive compact car class, the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta and 2022 Honda Civic lead the pack in all-around value, but which one is the better choice for you?

Drivers in Devon, Wayne, and Paoli, PA, can learn about the key differences between these models in our in-depth Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic car comparison. Feel free to contact us at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Devon for a test drive today!

2021 VW Jetta

2022 Honda Civic

Rear Headroom

37.2 inches

37.1 inches

Standard Torque

184 lb-ft

138 lb-ft

Rear View Camera System




The 2021 VW Jetta is a stylish yet conservative vehicle. Its exterior is enhanced by subtle touches and crisp lines, which give it a classic and upscale appearance.

All VW Jetta trim levels have slight changes to differentiate them from another; however, you'd have to be a fan to notice, which is part of the appeal. Inside, the Volkswagen Jetta continues this design trend with a simple, symmetrical look that's surrounded by pleasing earth tones and the welcome absence of often too-bright chrome trims.

The 2022 Honda Civic is a little bolder but lacks the understated elegance that the VW model presents. Its look may be deemed as busy and distracting, though it does boast a pleasing profile.

Overall, the VW Jetta offers a more eye-pleasing style with functional yet attractive features, such as LED Daytime Running Lights, heated power side mirrors, and available halogen front fog lights. Meanwhile, the Civic does offer fog lights, but they don't come equipped with low-speed corner illumination like in the VW Jetta.


When you get behind the wheel of the 2021 VW Jetta, you know you are in for a thrilling ride. With a standard 1.4L TSI® 4-cylinder turbocharged engine, you get peppy performance with 184.4 lb-ft of torque.  

While a turbocharged engine is available on the Honda Civic, you will have to go up a few trim levels. On the base model, you'll get a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, which pumps out just 138 lb-ft of torque.  

So, if you're looking for a ride that provides you with the more powerful driving experience, the VW Jetta is the way to go.

Technology Features

Across the VW Jetta trim levels, you'll have a bundle of high-tech features to enjoy, including…

  • App-Connect: By simply plugging in your compatible smartphone, you can access selected apps on the easy-to-use touchscreen display.
  • Rear View Camera System: When backing up, this standard camera system will display what's directly behind you, so you can safely reverse out of tricky parking spots.
  • VW Car-Net® Security & Service: Do you tend to forget where you parked your car in a crowded garage? This useful feature can show you where your VW Jetta is located as well as perform other helpful tasks.

As for the Honda Civic, it offers driver-oriented features, such as HD Radio™ and an SMS Text Message Function. With both vehicles, you can look forward to advanced technology that helps inform your drive.

Test Drive the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta at Fred Beans Volkswagen of Devon

Though the 2022 Honda Civic is a popular sedan, we think you're going to love driving the 2021 Volkswagen Jetta. Drivers in Devon, Wayne, and Paoli, Pennsylvania, can discover the appeal of the VW Jetta when they visit Fred Beans Volkswagen of Devon.

Stop by today to schedule your test drive!

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