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.
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Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 22 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 29 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Compact
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.0 - TBD -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
83.7 88
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
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
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.5 13.0
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 x - TBD - NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 14.5
Steering
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.73 3.0
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
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
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
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
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 x - TBD - 15 x 6.0
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
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
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 Torque @ RPM
128 @ 4300 122 @ 2600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8L/110 2.0L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
140 @ 6300 115 @ 5200
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPFI SMPI
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 22
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 -
Transmission
Clutch Size (in)
NA - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 1.00
Trans Type
5 4
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
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Cpe Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
2 Door Coupe 4 Door Sedan GL
Suspension
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
MacPherson strut Independent
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
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
8 -

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