Compare 2014 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan vs 2014 Honda Civic

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4-Door Manual Base
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual Base 24 34 $15,067 $15,695
4-Door Manual S 24 34 $16,219 $16,895
4-Door Automatic S 23 29 $17,275 $17,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Manual SE 26 36 $18,139 $18,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Automatic SE 25 36 $19,195 $19,995
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity 26 36 $19,887 $20,715
4-Door Manual TDI Value Edition 30 42 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Automatic PZEV SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity 25 36 $20,943 $21,815
4-Door DSG TDI Value Edition 30 42 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual PZEV SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Manual SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 26 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Automatic SE w/Connectivity/Sunroof PZEV 25 36 $22,555 $23,495
4-Door Manual TDI 30 42 $22,681 $23,625
4-Door Manual GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI 23 33 $23,553 $24,535
4-Door DSG TDI 30 42 $23,737 $24,725
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium 30 42 $24,283 $25,295
4-Door DSG Hybrid 42 48 $24,538 $25,560
4-Door DSG GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI 24 32 $24,610 $25,635
4-Door Automatic PZEV SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door Automatic SEL 25 36 $24,888 $25,925
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium 30 42 $25,339 $26,395
4-Door Manual TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $25,723 $26,795
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 23 33 $25,753 $26,825
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 23 33 $26,357 $27,455
4-Door DSG Hybrid SE 42 48 $26,539 $27,645
4-Door DSG TDI w/Premium/Nav 30 42 $26,779 $27,895
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn 24 32 $26,808 $27,925
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 24 32 $27,413 $28,555
4-Door Manual GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 23 33 $27,701 $28,855
4-Door Manual GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door Manual PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 23 33 $28,584 $29,775
4-Door DSG GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Automaticbahn w/Nav 24 32 $28,757 $29,955
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL 42 48 $29,035 $30,245
4-Door DSG GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG PZEV GLI Edition 30 w/Nav 24 32 $29,641 $30,875
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $30,619 $31,895
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $16,915 $18,190
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,655 $18,990
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,859 $20,290
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX 29 38 $19,600 $21,090
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 29 38 $20,942 $22,540
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,173 $22,790
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
Coupe 2-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 29 38 $22,331 $24,040
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,562 $24,290
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,100 $18,390
4-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,841 $19,190
4-Door CVT HF 31 41 $18,535 $19,940
4-Door CVT EX 30 39 $19,600 $21,090
4-Door CVT EX-L 30 39 $21,127 $22,740
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,359 $22,990
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,544 $23,190
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 30 39 $22,516 $24,240
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,747 $24,490
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,260 $26,640
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $27,770 $29,290
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 47 $22,882 $24,635
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 47 $23,993 $25,835
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 47 $24,270 $26,135
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 47 $25,381 $27,335
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,067
$17,100
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$15,695
$18,390
Monthly Payment Estimate
$262 / month
$307 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2014 Honda Civic brings better refinement back to the lineup, but there's more to come, we're told.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
24 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
34 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.1 94.6
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.6 53.3
Front Head Room (in)
38.2 39
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Front Shoulder Room (in)
55.2 56.6
Second Leg Room (in)
38.1 36.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- 50.5
Second Hip Room (in)
- 51.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.6 59.9
Wheelbase (in)
104.4 105.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70 69
Track Width, Front (in)
60.7 59
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.5 -
Length, Overall (in)
182.2 179.4
Height, Overall (in)
57.2 56.5
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.5 12.5
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.7 7.9
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.9
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.3 10.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
36.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Full-Size Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2804 2754
Wheels
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Full-Size Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
540 410
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
125 @ 4000 129 @ 4300
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/121 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
115 @ 5200 143 @ 6500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
24 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 31
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
34 36
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.18 3.31
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.45 3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 0.73
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.93 4.29
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.95 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.88 0.95
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Jetta Sedan Honda Civic Sedan
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.4 5.9 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- NA
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
Overall Side Crash Rating
Side Barrier Rating
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
Rollover Rating

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