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Compare 2009 Honda Civic vs 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

2009 Honda Civic
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
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2-Door Automatic DX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $14,846 $16,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,515 $20,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,349 $22,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,936 $21,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,771 $23,655
Civic Coupe 2-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,635 $18,055
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,112 $15,305
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,781 $19,305
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,615 $21,305
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,203 $20,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,037 $22,855
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 34 $15,901 $17,255
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,166 $21,905
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,000 $23,905
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,184 $24,105
Civic Coupe 2-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,349 $22,105
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan 40 45 $21,766 $23,650
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Leather 40 45 $22,867 $24,850
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi 40 45 $23,601 $25,650
Civic Hybrid 4-Door Sedan w/Navi & Leather 40 45 $24,701 $26,850
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX 25 36 $15,029 $16,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic DX-VP 25 36 $15,717 $17,055
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX 25 36 $18,515 $20,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX w/Navi 25 36 $20,349 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L 25 36 $19,936 $21,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic EX-L w/Navi 25 36 $21,771 $23,655
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic GX 24 36 $23,746 $25,190
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX 25 36 $16,818 $18,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Automatic LX-S 25 36 $17,368 $18,855
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX 26 34 $14,296 $15,505
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual DX-VP 26 34 $14,984 $16,255
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX 26 34 $17,781 $19,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX w/Navi 26 34 $19,615 $21,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L 26 34 $19,203 $20,855
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual EX-L w/Navi 26 34 $21,037 $22,855
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX 26 34 $16,084 $17,455
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual LX-S 26 34 $16,635 $18,055
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si 21 29 $20,349 $22,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi 21 29 $22,184 $24,105
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Navi & Summer Tires 21 29 $22,367 $24,305
Civic Sedan 4-Door Manual Si w/Summer Tires 21 29 $20,533 $22,305
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4-Door Sedan GL Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Automatic 22 29 $16,092 $17,575
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL Manual 24 31 $15,228 $16,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Automatic 34 45 $17,913 $19,180
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GL TDI Manual 42 49 $16,764 $17,995
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Automatic 22 29 $16,951 $18,525
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Manual 24 31 $16,087 $17,650
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Automatic 34 45 $18,565 $19,885
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS TDI Manual 42 49 $17,414 $18,700
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Automatic 23 29 $18,350 $20,075
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Turbo Manual 25 31 $17,486 $19,200
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,028 $20,825
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $18,164 $19,950
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLS Wolfsburg 25 31 $17,713 $19,450
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $22,958 $25,175
Jetta 4-Door Sedan GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $22,094 $24,300
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Automatic 22 29 $17,808 $19,475
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS Manual 24 31 $16,944 $18,600
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Automatic 19 26 $19,886 $21,775
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLS V6 Manual 19 28 $19,022 $20,900
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Automatic 19 26 $23,951 $26,275
Jetta 4-Door Wgn GLX V6 Manual 19 28 $23,087 $25,400
Pricing
Invoice Price
$14,846
$16,092
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$16,105
$17,575
Monthly Payment Estimate
$268 / month
$293 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2009 Honda Civic is a very livable fuel-economy champ.
TCC Likes
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
30.3 - TBD -
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 38.7
Second Hip Room (in)
49.2 - TBD -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 53.7
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Head Room (in)
35.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.1 52.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.6 41.3
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 88
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.0 - TBD -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Length, Overall (in)
175.5 172.3
Height, Overall (in)
55.0 56.9
Track Width, Rear (in)
60.1 58.8
Wheelbase (in)
104.3 98.9
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
68.9 68.3
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 13.0
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 x - TBD - 11.0 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel Four-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
NA 9.1 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr-Assisted
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.62 15.6
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 3.0
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact P195/65HR15
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Trailering
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
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA N/A
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2652 2902
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact 15 x 6.0
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
6.3 5.8
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- TBD - 90
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
Transmission
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front-Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.53 NA
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA Electronic
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.96 2.88
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.53 1.44
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.44 4.43
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.72 0.74
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic Automatic w/OD,
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.67 2.71
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GL
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
NA - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
NA MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
1.0 - TBD -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-link Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
NA Torsion-Beam
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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