2024 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2024 Honda Civic

Efficient and elegant, the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta is a truly excellent sporty sedan for the modern driver. Inside and out, it’s a refined ride designed to make a statement. How does it perform when you put it up against the Honda Civic? They’re comparable vehicles; roughly the same size, similar power, and plenty of features. At Fifth Avenue Volkswagen, though, we think one of them has a slight edge in performance and affordability. Spoiler alert: it’s not the Honda.


For the 2024 model year, the Volkswagen Jetta has been equipped with an Intercooled Turbo Regulated 1.5L 4-cylinder engine, which provides 158 horsepower. This is identical output to the 2024 Honda Civic, meaning both vehicles have the same overall kick from the engine. However, the Jetta has something the Civic doesn’t; 184 lb.-ft. of torque. With more power going to wheels, the Jetta provides livelier acceleration, and overall superior handling compared to Honda’s sedan. We think that gives the Jetta the edge in performance.

Fuel Economy

Both of these sedans are designed with efficiency in mind, and, honestly, they both perform exceptionally well in that regard. Where the Jetta shines in comparison to the Civic is in highway driving. Long distance, the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta has the better overall estimated fuel economy, coming in around 5.6L/100km, compared to the Civic’s 6L/100km. Plus, it might be worth noting that road-trip in the Jetta will be quiet and comfortable when compared to the road noise you’ll be hearing in the Civic’s cabin.


When it comes to a practical everyday vehicle, the value of the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta is hard to beat. It certainly isn’t beaten by the Honda Civic, which starts at a price point around $2,000 higher than the Jetta. If you’re looking for something affordable to get you around, while still offering you efficiency, comfort, performance, and amenities, the choice here seems pretty obvious.

Visit Fifth Avenue Volkswagen for the 2024 Jetta

We love the 2024 Volkswagen Jetta at Fifth Avenue Volkswagen, and we’d be delighted to show you one first hand. Visit our showroom today, where we can answer your questions, or book you in for a test drive. When the time comes to get your next car, make Fifth Avenue Volkswagen in Calgary, AB, your first destination!