2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2019 Honda Civic Si

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs 2019 Honda Civic Si Sedan

We’ve previously compared the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI against the similarly powerful 2019 Volkswagen Golf GTI ‘hot hatch’. However, how does this brand-new generation of the GLI compare to other sport sedan models on the market?

To facilitate this question, we’ve chosen the 2019 Honda Civic Si sedan as an apt competitor. Resting comfortably between the standard 2019 Honda Civic sedan and the 2019 Honda Civic Type R performance model, this puts the Civic Si right in line with the market ambitions of the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI.

Additionally, the Honda Civic, like the Volkswagen Jetta, underwent a big redesign for its 2019 model. That means both of the models we’ll compare today are operating at the peak of modern style and sensibility. It’s the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI vs the 2019 Honda Civic Si!

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI


2019 Honda Civic Si

2L Turbocharged Inline 4 Baseline Engine 1.5L Turbocharged Inline 4
228 hp Horsepower 205 hp
258 lb-ft Torque 192 lb-ft
6-Speed Manual, 7-Speed Automated Manual Transmission Options 6-Speed Manual
6 yr. / 72,000 mi. Standard Warranty 3 yr. / 36,000 mi.

2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI West Chester, PA

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI beats out the 2019 Honda Civic Si in nearly every category of note, with superior power output levels, a much longer standard warranty, and a plenty of brand-new and exclusive additional features. Some of these standout features offered across the 2019 VW Jetta GLI trim levels include:

  • Performance Monitor
  • Driving Mode Selection
  • 10-Color Interior Ambient Lighting
  • BeatsAudio™ Premium Sound
  • Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Steering Wheel
  • Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Heated and Ventilated Seating
  • VW Digital Cockpit
  • Rain-Sensing Windshield Wipers
  • DCC® Adaptive Chassis Control
  • XDS® Cross Differential System
  • Chrome Dual Exhaust Tips
  • Black Painted Mirror Caps, Rear Spoiler, and Roof
  • Panoramic Sunroof
  • And More!

The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI sports sedan is out now and available at select Volkswagen dealerships nationwide. Here at the Garnet Volkswagen dealership, we have plenty of 2019 VW Jetta GLI models in stock. Feel free to browse our online inventory, schedule a test drive online, and contact us if you have any further questions or concerns. The Garnet VW staff can be reached online, by phone, or with a visit to our dealership located in West Chester, Pennsylvania.