2018 VW Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic Indio CA

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2018 Volkswagen Jetta vs 2018 Honda Civic near Palm Springs, CA

If you are currently looking for a new and comfortable sedan to drive in 2018, you may want to consider the Volkswagen Jetta. The Jetta is a sporty and fuel-efficient option with a touch of European flair. Another option in this segment is the Honda Civic, which offers roomy cargo space and some new features for the new year. Read more about these two vehicles below.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Power & Handling

There are three engine options available to choose from for the Jetta. All provide a comfortable and enjoyable ride. The first is a 150-hp turbocharged 1.4-liter engine alongside a five-speed manual transmission. The SEL and Sport trims emphasize 170-hp in a turbocharged 1.8-liter, pairing with a six-speed automatic transmission. The third option, available on the GLI model, has a turbo 2.0-liter with 210-hp and a six-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. These engines, combined with a balanced chassis and a light clutch bring great handling.                                  

2018 Honda Civic Power & Handling

The standard engine on the Honda Civic is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with 158-hp and a six-speed manual transmission. Moving up a few trims is the Sport, which features a turbocharged engine with 180-hp. The Sport has a center-outlet dual exhaust and aerodynamic bodywork to emphasize your ride. The top-level SI trim increases the power to 205 hp. Personalizing the Civic can be challenging because some trims, like the Sport, only come as a hatchback and not in the sedan version.

2018 Volkswagen Jetta Features & Design

Jetta has introduced a new trim, the Wolfsburg Edition this year which offers many great comforts like an armrest for rear-seat passengers, leatherette upholstery, and heated seats, all at an affordable price. The trim lineup begins with the S, Wolfsburg Edition, SE, SE Sport, SEL, and ends with the GLI trim. The SE adds on a moonroof, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with audio controls, keyless ignition, blind-spot monitors, satellite radio, and a 6.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system with several available smartphone apps. One of the desirable and unique aspects of the Jetta is its 6-year, 72,000-mile warranty which is one of the best deals on the market.

2018 Honda Civic Features & Design

The Sedan trims come in the form of LX, EX, EX-T, EX-L, Touring, and Si. The base is equipped with 16-inch steel wheels, LED running lights, 60/40-split folding rear seatbacks, automatic climate control and a  height-adjustable driver seat. Electronics features include a 5-inch central display screen, a rearview camera, Bluetooth, and a four-speaker sound system with a USB port. For those seeking safety features, the optional 'Honda Sensing' Safety package provides the driver with adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and other safety measures. 


Both sedans have much to offer. The Honda Civic has good safety features and standard features. What makes the Volkswagen Jetta a standout is its smooth and powerful engines and excellent warranty offerings. To learn more, contact our dealership today!

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