There are moments during the car search where you might find yourself frustrated from all of the research. We get it – as a consumer, you quickly want to find your favorite vehicle with a great price tag. Unfortunately, sometimes it’s not that easy. In fact, you might find yourself torn between two vehicles. Consider the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta. While both automobiles come with many great aspects, you’ll eventually only be able to choose one. That’s where we come in.
At Garden State Honda, we’ll be with you every step of the way. We want our shoppers well-informed when it comes to selecting a new vehicle. That’s why, to help you better decide between the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta, we’ve taken a closer look at each automobile below. Keep reading to learn more.
The 2019 Honda Civic comes in several unique trim levels: LX, Sport, EX, EX-L, and Touring. The standard engine is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder that puts out 158 hp and 138 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes paired with a six-speed manual transmission. However, a continuously variable transmission is available as well. There’s also a turbocharged 1.5-liter four-cylinder engine that makes 174 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. This engine comes standard with the continuously variable transmission and is offered with the EX, EX-L, and Touring trim levels.
The great thing about the Honda Civic is the fact that no matter which trim level you choose, you’re certain to get a variety of comfort, safety, and technology features to enjoy. Take, for instance, the base LX trim. This trim gets you LED running lights, a USB port, a height-adjustable driver’s seat, automatic climate control, a rearview camera, and much more. The 2019 Civic now has the Honda Sensing package as standard, giving you many safety features including lane departure warning, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, automatic emergency braking, and much more.
The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is available in five separate trim levels: S, SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium. A turbocharged 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine comes with each trim. It produces 147 hp and 184 lb-ft of torque. The base S trim gets you a standard six-speed manual transmission, but drivers can select an eight-speed automatic instead. The eight-speed automatic is standard for the SE, R-Line, SEL, and SEL Premium trim levels.
When it comes to the base Jetta, you receive many of the same or similar features as the base Civic. Some of the features you receive are LED headlights and taillights, a 6.5-inch touchscreen, Android Auto, Apple CarPlay, a USB port, air conditioning, and more. Unfortunately, safety features such as rear cross-traffic alert, blind-spot monitoring, forward collision warning, and automatic emergency braking don’t come standard. To add these safety features, you’ll have to equip the Driver Assistance package to the base trim.
Both the 2019 Honda Civic and the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta have many positive attributes. They both provide numerous trim levels, performance options, and features. However, there seems to be a clear winner with this race. Safety is an extremely important part to any vehicle, and you just can’t put a price on it. Since the Honda Sensing package comes standard with the 2019 Civic, we have to choose this automobile. It’s unfortunate that the Volkswagen Jetta asks you to equip features which should come standard. This is why we recommend the 2019 Honda Civic over the Jetta.
At Garden State Honda, we offer the 2019 Civic and many other automobiles. We pride ourselves on our large inventory and want you to have plenty of options to choose from. On top of that, we provide a wide array of deals and specials you can take advantage of. The catch? Our special offers won’t be around forever. The prices you see on our site today could be gone tomorrow, so don’t hesitate to contact us.
We have two convenient locations for shoppers. If you’re searching for a new automobile, come see us at 584 Route 3 West, Clifton, NJ 07012. For those looking for a pre-owned vehicle, visit our location at 225 River Driver, Passaic, NJ 07055. During your visit, our team of experts will be more than happy to sit down with you to go over your options, fill you in on our specials, and answer any questions you might have. Come see us soon!