2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Van Nuys, CA

The 2016 Jetta, Civic, and Corolla Go Head to Head at Volkswagen of Van Nuys

If you want a reliable car that offers amazing performance, incredible fuel economy, and enough space to fit your whole family while driving through the streets of L.A. County, you can’t go wrong with a compact sedan. With the popularity of compact cars surging in today’s market, automotive companies have been clamoring to make sure that their vehicle is the best. Whether it’s more power, better efficiency, the latest technology, or a lower price, these companies put a lot of time and effort into producing a vehicle that is better than any of its competitors, resulting in a number of remarkable vehicles to choose from. So is there one real winner? At Volkswagen of Van Nuys, we’ve taken the time to compare the base models of three of the top compact sedan choices this year: the 2016 Volkswagen Jetta, the 2016 Toyota Corolla, and the 2016 Honda Civic. Here’s what we found:



2016 Volkswagen Jetta S

2016 Toyota Corolla L

2016 Honda Civic LX


1.4-liter 4-cylinder TSI

1.8-liter 4-cylinder DOHC

1.8-liter 4-cylinder SOHC


150 hp

132 hp

143 hp


184 lb.-ft.

128 lb.-ft.

129 lb.-ft.

Fuel Tank Capacity

14.5 gallons

13.2 gallons

12.4 gallons

Trunk Volume

15.7 cu. ft.

13 cu. ft.

12.5 cu. ft.


The Volkswagen Jetta Outruns the Competition

Volkswagen, Toyota, and Honda are all big name brands that have the reputation of producing top quality, top-performance vehicles, but when it comes to the compact sedan there was one vehicle that surpassed the others in multiple categories. Although the Jetta, Corolla, and Civic all have nearly similar engines, when it comes to performance there is one clear winner. The 2016 Volkswagen Jetta comes out on top with impressively higher horsepower and torque.  Not only that, but the Jetta can also take you farther since it is remarkably fuel efficient and offers a bigger fuel tank than either the Civic or Corolla. That means less stops for gas on those long road trips up the coast and more time to enjoy the amazing view that beautiful Southern California has to offer.  And with a larger trunk volume, you can be sure to fit even more of your gear and necessities for your everyday grind to your weekend adventures.

So go with a compact sedan that has it all by getting a 2016 Volkswagen Jetta in Van Nuys, CA at Volkswagen of Van Nuys. We have plenty of new Jetta models in stock and ready for you, so come on by for a test drive. Visit us today and you’ll be driving your new Jetta in Los Angeles in no time! If you have any questions orewould like to know more about the 2016 Jetta, please feel free to contact us. We’ll be more than happy to help!