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4-Door Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual 24 34 $14,750 $15,365
4-Door Automatic 23 29 $15,807 $16,465
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $15,835 $16,495
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $16,891 $17,595
4-Door Manual SE 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Manual SE PZEV 23 33 $17,467 $18,195
4-Door Automatic SE 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Automatic SE PZEV 24 31 $18,523 $19,295
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience PZEV 23 33 $18,763 $19,545
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience PZEV 24 31 $19,819 $20,645
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $19,963 $20,795
4-Door Manual SEL 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Manual SEL PZEV 23 33 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Automatic SE w/Convenience & Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $21,019 $21,895
4-Door Manual TDI LE 30 42 $21,211 $22,095
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 23 33 $21,403 $22,295
4-Door Automatic SEL 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Automatic SEL PZEV 24 31 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 23 33 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,075 $22,995
4-Door DSG TDI LE 30 42 $22,267 $23,195
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sunroof PZEV 24 31 $22,495 $23,395
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Automatic SEL w/Sport Pkg PZEV 24 31 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,131 $24,095
4-Door Manual TDI w/Nav 30 42 $23,227 $24,195
4-Door DSG TDI w/Nav 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
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4-Door Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,250 $15,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,984 $16,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,038 $17,405
Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,772 $18,205
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,303 $22,055
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
Coupe 2-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,138 $24,055
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,433 $15,655
4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $15,121 $16,405
4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,167 $16,455
4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,855 $17,205
4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,222 $17,605
4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,772 $18,205
4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,956 $18,405
4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,506 $19,005
4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,919 $19,455
4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,652 $20,255
4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,340 $21,005
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX 26 34 $19,753 $21,455
4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $20,074 $21,805
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX 25 36 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,487 $22,255
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 21 29 $20,670 $22,455
4-Door Manual w/Navi EX-L 26 34 $21,175 $23,005
4-Door Automatic w/Navi EX-L 25 36 $21,908 $23,805
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 21 29 $22,321 $24,255
4-Door Manual w/Navi & Summer Tires Si 21 29 $22,505 $24,455
4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,884 $25,340
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 40 45 $21,904 $23,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 40 45 $23,005 $25,000
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 40 45 $23,738 $25,800
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,839 $27,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,750
$14,433
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,365
$15,655
Monthly Payment Estimate
$256 / month
$261 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2011 Volkswagen Jetta steps back in tech time and lowers its German street cred—but still delivers a better driving feel and more back-seat room than many other compact sedans. The 2010 Honda Civic has a level of sophistication and refinement not possessed by most other small car models, with good safety and overall frugality. But if you like to carry cargo or backseat passengers, you can do better.
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 34 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Number of Passenger Doors
4 -
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 34.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.0
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 53.7
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.4
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 52.4
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 90.9
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.9
Exterior Dimensions
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.0 69.0
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59.0
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 176.7
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.5
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 60.2
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 106.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.0
Brakes
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x 0.9 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
9.1 x 1.3 7.9 x - TBD -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
3.0 2.7
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
16.4 13.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 34.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 2630
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6.0 15 x - TBD -
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
7.7 6.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 128 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/121 1.8L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 140 @ 6300
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 34
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 26
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.29
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual Manual
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.14
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.31
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Body Style
4 Door Sedan 4 Door Sedan
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Honda Civic Sdn
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.39
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.95
Suspension Type - Rear
Twist Beam Multi-link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
w/Coil Springs NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
McPherson Strut MacPherson strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.7 6.5
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 - TBD -
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
--
Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
--
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
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Rollover Rating
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