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Compare Volkswagen Jetta vs. Honda Fit

Compare the Volkswagen Jetta against the Honda Fit. Use this tool to compare rankings and see how the Jetta stacks up against the Fit in terms of performance, features, safety, prices and more. Then use our Best Price Program by selecting the trims you are interested in to see local prices and get a great deal on a new Jetta or Fit. If you are interested in used cars you can also search used listings in your area.

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2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2015 Honda Fit
2014 Volkswagen Jetta 2015 Honda Fit
   
4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual S Sedan
  • 4dr Auto S Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Connectivity Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Value Edition Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Connectivity Sedan
  • 4dr Manual SE with Connectivity & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Value Edition Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SE with Connectivity & Sunroof Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual GLI Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr DSG GLI Sedan
  • 4dr Auto SEL Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium Sedan
  • 4dr Manual TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr Manual GLI Autobahn Sedan
  • 4dr Manual GLI Edition 30 Sedan
  • 4dr DSG TDI with Premium & Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn Sedan
  • 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30 Sedan
  • 4dr Manual GLI Autobahn with Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr Manual GLI Edition 30 with Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG GLI Autobahn with Navigation Sedan
  • 4dr DSG GLI Edition 30 with Navigation Sedan
LX CVT
  • LX Manual
  • LX CVT
  • EX Manual
  • EX CVT
  • EX-L CVT
  • EX-L CVT with Navigation

Prices

MSRP $17,995 $16,450  
Invoice $17,275 $16,016
Avg. Paid $13,456 $17,001

U.S. News Scores

Overall 7.8 8.9  
Critics' Rating 7.7 9.5
Performance 7.6 7.8
Interior 8.1 8.7
Safety 8.8 9.4
Reliability 3.0 3.5
Cost to Own 9.0 N/A

Pros & Cons

Pros
  • Spacious cabin
  • Fuel-efficient turbodiesel model
  • Large, versatile cargo area
  • Great fuel economy ratings
  • Roomy back seat
  • Comfortable, composed ride
 
Cons
  • Weak base engine
  • Bland interior styling
  • Few standard features
  • Noisy engine
  • Confusing touch-screen audio system

General Specs

Transmission Automatic Automatic  
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fuel/Engine Regular Unleaded I-4 2.0 L/121 Regular Unleaded I-4 1.5 L/91
MPG 23 City / 29 Hwy 33 City / 41 Hwy

Exterior

Body

Body Style Sedan Hatchback  

Dimensions

Wheelbase(in) 104.4 99.6  
Length, Overall (in) 182.2 160
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) 70 67
Height, Overall (in) 57.2 60

Doors & Windows

Rear Defrost Standard Standard  
Power Windows Standard Standard

Exterior Features

Rear Spoiler Optional Standard  

Measurements

Base Curb Weight (lbs) 2881 2544  

Tires & Wheels

Tires - Front All-Season Standard Standard  
Tires - Front Performance Optional
Tires - Rear All-Season Standard Standard
Tires - Rear Performance Optional
Compact Spare Tire Standard
Full Size Spare Tire Standard
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Standard Standard
Aluminum Wheels Optional
Wheel Locks Optional
Steel Wheels Standard Standard
Wheel Covers Standard Standard

Interior

Convenience & Comfort

Alarm Optional Standard  
Back-Up Camera Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Vehicle Anti-Theft System Standard Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Luggage Rack Optional
Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Front Floor Mats Optional
Keyless Entry Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard Standard
Power Steering Standard Standard

Dimensions

Passenger Capacity 5 5  
Passenger Volume (cu. ft.) 94.1 95.7
Front Head Room (in) 38.2 39.5
Front Leg Room (in) 41.2 41.4
Front Shoulder Room (in) 55.2 54.8
Front Hip Room (in) 51.5
Second Head Room (in) 37.1 37.5
Second Leg Room (in) 38.1 39.3
Second Shoulder Room (in) 53.6 52.6
Second Hip Room (in) 45.1
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (cu. ft.) 52.7
Trunk Volume (cu. ft.) 15.5

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard Standard  
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
MP3 Player Standard Standard

Heating & Cooling

A/C Standard Standard  

Navigation & Communication

Wireless Cell Phone Hookup Optional Standard  

Seats

Cloth Seats Optional Optional  
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard Standard
2nd Row Bench Seat Standard Standard
Bucket Seats Standard Standard

Safety

Airbags

Driver Air Bag Standard Standard  
Passenger Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Rear Head Air Bag Standard Standard
Side Air Bag Standard Standard

Brakes

4-Wheel ABS Standard Standard  
4-Wheel Disc Brakes Standard
Front Disc/Rear Drum Brakes Standard

Safety Features

Brake Assist Standard Standard  
Electronic Stability Control Standard Standard
Daytime Running Lights Standard Standard
Child Safety Locks Standard Standard
Traction Control Standard Standard

Mechanical

Engine & Performance

Front Wheel Drive Standard Standard  
4 Cylinder Engine Standard Standard
Engine Type Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Displacement 2.0 L/121 1.5 L/91
Horsepower (Net @ RPM) 115 @ 5200 130 @ 6600
Torque (Net @ RPM) 125 @ 4000 114 @ 4600
Transmission Automatic w/OD CVT w/OD
Turning diameter 36.4 35.1

Fuel

Gasoline Fuel Standard Standard  
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) 23 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) 29 41
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) 14.5 10.6

Suspension

Suspension Type - Front Strut Strut  
Suspension Type - Rear Torsion Beam Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) Torsion Beam Torsion Beam

Transmission

Automatic Standard Standard  
Automatic Transmission w/Manual Mode Standard
6-Speed Automatic Standard
Continuously Variable Trans Standard

Safety scores should only be compared between vehicles of similar size and weight. Larger, heavier vehicles generally provide more protection than smaller, lighter ones.