When we compare the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, resale value, interior volume and overall quality score. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing and typical lower range of pricing for used cars. The 2022 Honda Civic and 2022 Volkswagen Jetta have the same base engine power. Based on this comparison of the 2022 Honda Civic's and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta's specifications and ratings, the 2022 Honda Civic is a better car than the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Pricing
A used 2022 Honda Civic ranges from $22,975 to $32,654 while a used 2022 Volkswagen Jetta is priced between $20,616 to $27,141. For a new model, the 2022 Honda Civic's price is between $22,698 and $30,469, with the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta priced between $20,456 and $30,041.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the 2022 Honda Civic loses 30.4 percent of its value and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta loses 43.2 percent of its value. This means the 2022 Honda Civic retains 12.8 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the Honda Civic is 9.0 out of 10 while the Volkswagen Jetta's quality rating is 8.6 out of 10. This results in the Honda Civic being ranked 3 out of 26 Best Compact Cars and the Volkswagen Jetta being ranked 9 out of 26. Out of 43 Best Small Cars, the Honda Civic is ranked 5 and the Volkswagen Jetta is ranked 11.
2022 Honda Civic vs. 2022 Volkswagen Jetta Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the Honda Civic is 8.8 out of 10. For the Volkswagen Jetta the reliability rating is 8.2 out of 10. This gives the Honda Civic a slight advantage in reliability compared to the Volkswagen Jetta.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the base engine of both the 2022 Honda Civic and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta makes 158 horsepower. The Civic is rated to deliver an average of 35 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 496 miles. The Jetta is rated to deliver an average of 34 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 568 miles.This gives the 2022 Honda Civic the advantage in fuel efficiency and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta the advantage in maximum range. Both models use regular unleaded.
Passenger Space Comparison
While both models are compact cars, the 2022 Honda Civic has the advantage of offering more interior volume, reflected in more front head room, front shoulder room, front leg room, rear shoulder room, and cargo space. The 2022 Volkswagen Jetta has the advantage in the area of rear head room. The 2022 Honda Civic and 2022 Volkswagen Jetta are comparable in regards to rear leg room.
Safety Ratings Comparison
When comparing crash test ratings from NHTSA, both the 2022 Honda Civic and the 2022 Volkswagen Jetta have the same average safety rating of 5 out of 5 Stars.