2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI Comparison Image

2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si vs 2020 Volkswagen Jetta GLI 

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. 


Comparison Analysis 

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. 

Other Features of the 2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si 

  • Painted 18 x 8-Inch Alloy Wheels 
  • Folding Center Armrest 
  • Soft Cloth Seats 
  • Heated Mirrors 
  • 2 One-Touch Power Windows 
  • Interior Air Filtration 
  • Keyless Ignition 
  • And More 
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*MSRP excluding tax, license, registration, $955.00 destination charge and options. Dealers set own prices. 

2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan blue parked on asphalt with mountains in background
2020 Honda Civic Sedan Si interior showing red and black racing seats and red accent interior
2020 Honda Civic Si Sedan close up of steering wheel and dials