Gervais Volkswagen of Lowell

6-B Industrial Ave
Directions Lowell, MA 01851

  • Sales: (978) 454-1202
  • Service: (844) 846-7351
  • Parts: (844) 846-7360

2017 Jetta vs 2017 Civic | Lowell, MA


Should I Buy a Volkswagen Jetta or Honda Civic? We Can Help You Decide

Here at Gervais Volkswagen of Lowell, we want to help you find the perfect car to suit your needs. We know vehicles inside and out and we take pride in getting you set up with just the right car.

Maybe you've already done some research and decided you want a compact sedan. We find that it's a great choice for zooming around Lowell, Boston, Andover, Burlington, and Billerica. They can generally fit four adults comfortably, or five for a shorter trip. Though small, you can still find compact sedans with good cargo capacity. (The Volkswagen Jetta, for instance, has 15.7 cubic feet of trunk space, which is more than the Honda Civic can offer.) Great fuel economy is another big advantage to this smaller class of cars, along with maneuverability. There's nothing better than a compact car for driving around Boston and squeezing into tight parking spaces!

If you've narrowed it down even further to the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta or the 2017 Honda Civic, you're not alone. We get this question a lot, and we're happy to point out the advantages of the Volkswagen Jetta.


2017 Volkswagen Jetta vs. 2017 Honda Civic


Speaking of Boston- don't you hate it when you can barely get in or out of your car because the parking space is tiny and someone else parked like a jerk? The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta gives you a little bit more clearance, because it's narrower than the Civic. It also gives your rear passengers more headroom and legroom without extending the overall length of the car, so parallel parking is still a breeze.


The cars have similar handling and horsepower, but the Volkswagen Jetta beats out the Honda Civic when it comes to torque. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta delivers 184 pound-feet of torque, a noteworthy increase over the Civic's 138 pound-feet. We count this as very significant, because horsepower is only fun when you have decent torque to accelerate with! If you're interested in a fun and pleasant drive, you'll want to lean toward the Volkswagen Jetta.


Both vehicles earned full marks for safety, but average consumer ratings give the 2017 Volkswagen Jetta the edge when it comes to technology and value. We really think that says a lot about the overall appeal of the Volkswagen Jetta over the Civic.


Last but certainly not least, we prefer the Jetta for its clean and attractive styling. The German automaker is renowned for their upscale and precise design, which is readily apparent in the new 2017 Volkswagen Jetta interior and dashboard.

2017 Volkswagen Jetta Options


The Volkswagen Jetta is available in five trim levels with three different engines between them. We're sure you'll find the right combination of features to perfectly suit your lifestyle and preferences. Volkswagen offers a cold-weather package and we definitely recommend it for our cold northeast winters! Each model comes standard with a touchscreen, USB port, and Bluetooth for easy connectivity with your compatible smartphone. A rearview camera is also standard. Safety and technology options abound throughout the range of trims, so please let us know if there's something in particular you need and we'll point you in the right direction.


We want you to make an informed decision, so please don't hesitate to call us with questions or stop by our showroom. Check our map for directions from anywhere in the greater Lowell, Boston, Andover, Burlington and Billerica area. If you really want to get things moving, fill out our secure online financial application and you'll be a step ahead.


Gervais Volkswagen of Lowell

6-B Industrial Ave
Directions Lowell, MA 01851

  • Sales: (978) 454-1202
  • Service: (978) 454-1202
  • Parts: (978) 454-1202
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