Compare 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit vs 2004 Honda Civic Classic

2009 Volkswagen Rabbit
2004 Honda Civic Classic
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2-Door HB Manual PZEV S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual PZEV S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Manual S 21 30 $15,456 $16,300
2-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
2-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $16,555 $17,400
4-Door HB Automatic PZEV S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
4-Door HB Automatic S 20 29 $18,781 $19,340
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Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan CVT w/Side Airbags GX 30 34 N/A N/A
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual DX 32 38 $11,897 $13,010
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags DX 32 38 $12,125 $13,260
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual VP 32 38 $12,262 $13,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags VP 32 38 $12,490 $13,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual HX 36 44 $12,536 $13,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags HX 36 44 $12,764 $13,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic VP 29 38 $12,992 $14,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic VP 29 38 $13,174 $14,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,220 $14,460
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags VP 29 38 $13,402 $14,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT HX 35 40 $13,448 $14,710
Classic 2-Door Coupe CVT w/Side Airbags HX 35 40 $13,676 $14,960
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual LX 32 38 $13,858 $15,160
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual LX 32 38 $14,041 $15,360
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,087 $15,410
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags LX 32 38 $14,269 $15,610
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic LX 29 38 $14,588 $15,960
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic LX 29 38 $14,771 $16,160
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,816 $16,210
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags LX 29 38 $14,999 $16,410
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual EX 32 37 $15,409 $16,860
Classic 2-Door Coupe Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $15,637 $17,110
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual EX 32 37 $15,774 $17,260
Classic 4-Door Sedan Manual w/Side Airbags EX 32 37 $16,002 $17,510
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic EX 30 38 $16,139 $17,660
Classic 2-Door Coupe Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,367 $17,910
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic EX 30 38 $16,504 $18,060
Classic 4-Door Sedan Automatic w/Side Airbags EX 30 38 $16,732 $18,310
Classic 3-Door HB Manual Si 26 31 $17,425 $19,070
Classic 3-Door HB Manual w/Side Airbags Si 26 31 $17,653 $19,320
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual 46 51 $17,954 $19,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid Manual AT-PZEV 45 51 $18,091 $19,800
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT 48 47 $18,866 $20,650
Classic 4-Door Sedan Hybrid CVT AT-PZEV 47 48 $19,003 $20,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$15,456
$11,897
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,300
$13,010
Monthly Payment Estimate
$272 / month
$217 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.0
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Volkswagen Rabbit is a high-quality compact vehicle throughout, though it's not particularly sporty or fuel-efficient.
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Fuel Economy
City
21 mpg 32 mpg
Highway
30 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 52.0
Front Leg Room (in)
41.2 42.2
Front Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 51.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.0 91.4
Second Leg Room (in)
35.3 36.0
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 39.8
Second Hip Room (in)
- TBD - 49.8
Front Shoulder Room (in)
54.7 52.6
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
38.5 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
58.2 56.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.8 57.8
Wheelbase (in)
101.5 103.1
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 67.5
Track Width, Front (in)
60.6 57.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
5.4 - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
165.8 175.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- TBD - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
15.1 -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12.9
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.24 x 0.47 NA
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 7.8 x - TBD -
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.34 x 0.98 10.3 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel NA
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
- TBD - - TBD -
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 34.1
Tires
Spare Tire Size
- TBD - Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
195/65HR15 P185/70SR14
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
195/65HR15 P185/70SR14
Trailering
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
3072 2449
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel - TBD -
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x 6 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact - TBD -
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
10.0 5.0
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
140 70
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Engine
Fuel System
SMPI MPFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
177 @ 4250 110 @ 4500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.5L/151 1.7L/102
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
170 @ 5700 115 @ 6100
Engine Type
Gas I5 Gas I4
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
24 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
30 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
21 32
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.78 3.46
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.24
Trans Type
5 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.77 0.71
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.60 3.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.12 1.87
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.65 4.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.03 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Volkswagen Rabbit Honda Civic
Body Style
2 Door HB 4 Door Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multilink NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent MacPherson strut
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut NA
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - NA
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Double wishbone
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
7 -

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