The 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si and the 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI come totally different parts of the world, but they both manage to compete for just about the same kind of target audience. These two vehicles are both sport versions of compact cars. They come in at a similar price point and have similar performance specifications, features, and even appearances.
But when you really dive into the differences between each of these vehicles, you realize the two have very different ideas about how to take their common compact sedan designs and turn them into performance vehicles. The chart, analysis, and list below refer to vehicles of the 2020 model year and include available features.
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si
2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
|$25,200 Starting MSRP*||Price||$26,245 Starting MSRP|
|10-Speaker, 450-Watt Sound System with Subwoofer||Audio System||8-Speaker, 400-Watt Sound System with Subwoofer|
|Standard||Rear Spoiler||Not Available|
|109.7 cu.ft.||EPA Estimated Interior Volume||108.8 cu.ft.|
From square one it is easier to get into the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si by price alone. This becomes even more true considering the Jetta GLI has other trim levels which cost much more. Both vehicles feature turbocharged engines for great road performance. One point where the two vehicles truly differ is with the interior. The Civic Sedan Si has a little bit more internal space, but it uses it better by filling it with sound by including more speakers and giving them more power. The rear spoiler on the Civic Sedan Si reflects the vehicle’s personality, showing its sportiness for all to see.
*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices.