Compare 2009 Volkswagen GTI vs 2007 Honda Civic Si

2009 Volkswagen GTI
2007 Honda Civic Si
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
2-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $21,656 $23,230
4-Door HB Manual 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
4-Door HB Manual PZEV 21 31 $22,211 $23,830
2-Door HB DSG 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
2-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $22,755 $24,330
4-Door HB DSG 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
4-Door HB DSG PZEV 22 29 $23,310 $24,930
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Si 2-Door Coupe Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door MT DX 30 38 $13,643 $14,810
Coupe 2-Door AT DX 30 40 $14,377 $15,610
Coupe 2-Door MT LX 30 38 $15,432 $16,760
Coupe 2-Door AT LX 30 40 $16,166 $17,560
Coupe 2-Door MT EX 30 38 $17,220 $18,710
Coupe 2-Door AT EX 30 40 $17,954 $19,510
Coupe 2-Door MT w/Navi EX 30 38 $18,825 $20,460
Coupe 2-Door AT w/Navi EX 30 40 $19,558 $21,260
4-Door MT DX 30 38 $13,827 $15,010
4-Door AT DX 30 40 $14,560 $15,810
4-Door MT LX 30 38 $15,615 $16,960
4-Door AT LX 30 40 $16,349 $17,760
4-Door MT EX 30 38 $17,220 $18,710
4-Door AT EX 30 40 $17,954 $19,510
4-Door MT w/Navi EX 30 38 $18,825 $20,460
4-Door AT w/Navi EX 30 40 $19,559 $21,260
4-Door AT GX 28 39 $23,174 $24,590
Si 2-Door Coupe Manual 23 32 $19,403 $21,090
Si 2-Door Coupe Manual w/ST 23 32 $19,587 $21,290
Si 4-Door Sedan Manual 23 32 $19,587 $21,290
Si 4-Door Sedan Manual w/ST 23 32 $19,770 $21,490
Si 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Navi 23 32 $21,008 $22,840
Si 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Navi & ST 23 32 $21,192 $23,040
Si 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Navi 23 32 $21,192 $23,040
Si 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Navi & ST 23 32 $21,375 $23,240
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 49 51 $20,788 $22,600
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 49 51 $22,393 $24,350
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,656
$19,403
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,230
$21,090
Monthly Payment Estimate
$387 / month
$352 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volkswagen GTI is the most conservative-looking of sporty hatches—and a bit pricey for a dressed-up Rabbit—but it redeems itself with the driving experience.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 23 mpg
Highway
31 mpg 32 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 30.3
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 37.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.2
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 53.9
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 34.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.1
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.6
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 53.0
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.2 83.0
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 68.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.4 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.6 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 174.8
Height, Overall (in)
58.4 53.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.7 60.1
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 104.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 11.5
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
12.28 x 0.98 11.8 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.26 x 0.47 10.2 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
15.6 13.62
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 35.6
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Electric Var Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.01 2.65
Tires
Rear Tire Size
225/45HR17 P215/45R17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
225/45HR17 P215/45R17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA - TBD -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3100 2886
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
- TBD - Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Alloy Alloy
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 x 7 17 x 7.0
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
8.4 6.7
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
120 80
Engine
Displacement
2.0L/121 2.0L/122
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
200 @ 5100-6000 197 @ 7800
Engine Type
Gas Turbocharged I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
FSI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
207 @ 1800-5000 139 @ 6100
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 23
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
25 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
31 32
Transmission
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.11 0.92
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.64 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.09 2.13
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.94/3.09 4.77
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.10 1.15
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.93 0.66
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.36 3.27
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.47 1.52
Summary
Body Style
2 Door HB 2 Door Coupe
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen GTI Honda Civic Si
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.67
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 1.06
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
4-link NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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