Compare the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta with Honda Civic, Ford Focus, & Toyota Corolla in St. Petersburg

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You know that there's nothing quite like visiting your friends to go boating, checking out the various wildlife in the area, or simply hitting the shops around the area. Having the right car backing you up can make all the difference, and when you pick a Volkswagen Jetta, you can rely on its versatility to get you to where you want to go without inflating your finances.

When you begin to shop for a new car, it's natural to come across other models like the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Toyota Corolla, and wonder if they would better serve your busy lifestyle. We're ready to show you why the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta is going to make your weekends more flexible.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Civic

  • Inside the Honda Civic, customers and their passengers may feel confined, since this model fails to offer as much legroom as the Jetta.
  • If the idea of heated seats appeals to you, you'll be better suited to go with the Jetta because it offers this on the base trim with the Cold Weather Package option. To get this feature on the Civic, you'd have to splurge for a higher trim.
  • With the Jetta, you get coverage for up to 72 months or 72,000 miles, but the Civic only covers you for up to 36 months or 36,000 miles. That is half the coverage for more money.
  • The Civic won't give you as much torque as the Jetta will, and they offer 138 pound-feet and 184 pound-feet respectively.
  • If luxury is the thing you want, the Jetta provides that without raising the price tag the same way the Civic does.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Ford Focus

  • Both models will come standard with a manual transmission, but the Focus will cost you an additional $1,095 for an automatic transmission, while the Jetta will let you equip it for less.
  • If you love the idea of a panoramic sunroof, place your bets on the Jetta because it has the option readily available, while the Ford Focus does not.
  • Cargo space comes into play whether you have a family or outside interests, and the Jetta can give you more, providing up to 15.7 cubic feet versus the Focus and its 13 cubic feet.
  • Heated mirrors are standard on select Jetta trims, but not on the Focus.
  • A Jetta is efficient and exciting, offering up to 40 mpg highway depending on engine choice, while the Focus can't get you as much in gas mileage.

Volkswagen Jetta vs. Toyota Corolla

  • The 2019 Volkswagen Jetta gives you the benefit of an efficient manual transmission, while the Toyota Corolla won't even offer that to its drivers until a higher trim level.
  • If you're looking for something with space, the Jetta gives you 15.7 cubic feet of cargo space, while the Corolla manages to top out at 13 cubic feet.
  • Not only does the Corolla fail to offer a manual transmission as early as the Jetta, but it doesn't provide the option of a panoramic sunroof like the Jetta does.
  • Who doesn't love cranking up the tunes? The Jetta gives you access to satellite radio, while the Corolla is not equipped to do so.
  • In the Corolla, you'll get 132 horsepower, but a Jetta gives you 150 horsepower to work with.
  • With the Corolla, you're getting one engine to enjoy, while the Jetta gets you a GLI 2.0-liter engine option, plus a 1.4-liter and 1,8-liter option.

We encourage you to visit our dealership today to learn more about how the Volkswagen Jetta can be a true companion to your daily drive. We know that finding the right trim level, engine, and package is just the beginning of your journey, and we're ready to help get you to the next step -- driving home with a Volkswagen lease or loan that suits your budget best.


Bert Smith Volkswagen

3335 38th Avenue N
Directions St. Petersburg, FL 33713

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