Don’t Worry, Be Happy in the 2019 Honda Civic in Clear Lake

Less stress on your mind, wallet, and passengers are three things the 2019 Honda Civic in Clear Lake embodies. After all, a vehicle is supposed to help prevent struggles on the road, not cause them. Unfortunately, other competitors like the Volkswagen Jetta don’t understand this concept, so they don’t have features to help with your daily drive. But don’t just take our word for it, keep reading to see the facts and why the Honda Civic is better than Volkswagen’s Jetta when comparing these two sedans.

Having a reliable vehicle means that maintenance costs and the possibility of becoming stranded on the side of the road are not thoughts that enter your mind often. Also, wondering about whether or not your vehicle will start in all weather conditions isn’t something to worry about with the Civic, because it has a 500-amp battery. The Jetta, on the other hand, only offers a 480-amp battery, so extreme temperatures might be a problem. When looking at the engine, the Civic has a hardened steel chain that drives the camshaft, which needs no maintenance. But the Jetta has a rubber belt which requires periodic replacement, and if it ever breaks, the engine could be severely damaged.

When it comes to the Civic’s fuel economy, the Sedan 1.5T Auto gets 32 city* and 42 highway* MPG whereas the Jetta Auto only gets 30 city and 40 highway MPG, so you’ll spend less time at the pump with more money in your pocket. The Civic is also economically friendly with its standard cap-less fueling system and continuously variable transmission (CVT). The fueling system helps reduce pollution by utilizing a fuel filler that automatically opens and closes when you insert and remove the fuel nozzle. The CVT keeps the engine at its most efficient speed for fuel economy because there are no “steps” between gears, or if you want maximum acceleration, the CVT can keep the engine at its peak horsepower indefinitely. The Jetta only comes with a standard gas cap fueling system and doesn’t offer a CVT.

Now that you know it’s more fuel-efficient and reliable, let’s get into how the Civic offers better handling and stability than the Jetta. Having fully independent suspensions in the front and rear will provide Civic owners with superior ride and handling capabilities because it allows the vehicle’s wheels to grip the pavement at the best possible angle. And to help keep the car flat while cornering, the Civic also has front and rear stabilizer bars. If the roads get a little tricky, you won’t have to worry about drifting because this Civic also comes with drift compensation steering to adjust accordingly when the road conditions change. So no matter in what weather or on what road, the Civic will always provide more handling and stability than the Jetta because VWs doesn’t offer any of the suspension and handling capabilities we mentioned above.

Are you a little more relaxed after reading about the 2019 Honda Civic in Clear Lake? If you still have questions or are ready for a test-drive, swing by Honda of Clear Lake. We are happy to answer any of your questions and help you into your dream Honda, today!

*25 city/36 highway/29 combined mpg rating for LX & Sport 6MT trims. 30 city/38 highway/33 combined mpg rating for LX CVT and Touring trims. 29 city/37 highway/32 combined mpg rating for Sport CVT trim. 32 city/42 highway/36 combined mpg rating for EX & EX-L trims. Based on 2019 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions and other factors.