Compare 2015 Honda Civic vs 2015 Volkswagen Golf

2015 Honda Civic
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4-Door Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,007 $18,290
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,748 $19,090
Coupe 2-Door Manual EX 28 36 $18,952 $20,390
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX 29 38 $19,692 $21,190
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 29 38 $21,035 $22,640
Coupe 2-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,266 $22,890
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,451 $23,090
Coupe 2-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 29 38 $22,423 $24,140
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,655 $24,390
Coupe 2-Door Manual w/Summer Tires & Navi Si 22 31 $22,840 $24,590
4-Door Manual LX 28 36 $17,193 $18,490
4-Door CVT LX 30 39 $17,933 $19,290
4-Door CVT SE 30 39 $18,581 $19,990
4-Door CVT HF 31 41 $18,628 $20,040
4-Door CVT EX 30 39 $19,692 $21,190
4-Door CVT EX-L 30 39 $21,220 $22,840
4-Door Manual Si 22 31 $21,451 $23,090
4-Door Manual w/Summer Tires Si 22 31 $21,636 $23,290
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 30 39 $22,608 $24,340
4-Door Manual w/Navi Si 22 31 $22,840 $24,590
4-Door Automatic CNG 27 38 $25,355 $26,740
4-Door Automatic w/Navi CNG 27 38 $27,865 $29,390
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT 44 47 $22,974 $24,735
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT PZEV 44 47 $22,974 $24,735
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather 44 47 $24,085 $25,935
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Leather PZEV 44 47 $24,085 $25,935
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi 44 47 $24,363 $26,235
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi PZEV 44 47 $24,363 $26,235
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather 44 47 $25,474 $27,435
Hybrid 4-Door Sedan L4 CVT w/Navi & Leather PZEV 44 47 $25,474 $27,435
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2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual Launch Edition 25 37 $17,455 $17,995
2-Door HB Manual TSI S 25 37 $18,523 $19,295
2-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $19,579 $20,395
4-Door HB Automatic TSI S 25 36 $20,155 $20,995
4-Door HB Manual TSI S w/Sunroof 25 37 $20,443 $21,295
4-Door Manual TSI S 25 36 $20,539 $21,395
4-Door HB Manual TDI S 30 45 $21,451 $22,345
4-Door HB Automatic TSI S w/Sunroof 25 36 $21,499 $22,395
4-Door Automatic TSI S 25 35 $21,595 $22,495
4-Door HB DSG TDI S 31 43 $22,507 $23,445
4-Door Manual TDI S 31 43 $23,611 $24,595
4-Door HB Automatic TSI SE 25 36 $23,899 $24,895
4-Door HB Manual S 25 34 $24,370 $25,385
4-Door DSG TDI S 31 42 $24,667 $25,695
2-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $24,850 $25,885
4-Door HB Manual TDI SE 30 45 $24,859 $25,895
2-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,229 $26,280
4-Door HB DSG S 25 33 $25,426 $26,485
4-Door HB Manual S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $25,806 $26,880
4-Door Automatic TSI SE 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
4-Door HB DSG TDI SE 31 43 $25,915 $26,995
2-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,286 $27,380
4-Door HB Automatic TSI SEL 25 36 $26,299 $27,395
2-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $26,673 $27,785
4-Door HB DSG S w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $26,862 $27,980
4-Door Manual TDI SE 31 43 $26,875 $27,995
4-Door HB Manual SE 25 34 $27,250 $28,385
4-Door HB Manual TDI SEL 30 45 $27,259 $28,395
2-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $27,730 $28,885
4-Door DSG TDI SE 31 42 $27,931 $29,095
2-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,109 $29,280
4-Door Automatic TSI SEL 25 35 $28,171 $29,345
4-Door HB DSG SE 25 33 $28,306 $29,485
4-Door HB DSG TDI SEL 31 43 $28,315 $29,495
4-Door HB Manual SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $28,686 $29,880
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn 25 34 $28,843 $30,045
4-Door Manual TDI SEL 31 43 $29,131 $30,345
2-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,166 $30,380
4-Door HB DSG SE w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $29,742 $30,980
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn 25 33 $29,899 $31,145
4-Door DSG TDI SEL 31 42 $30,187 $31,445
4-Door HB Manual Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $30,277 $31,540
4-Door HB DSG Automaticbahn w/Performance Pkg N/A N/A $31,334 $32,640
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,193
$17,455
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,490
$17,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$308 / month
$300 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2015 Honda Civic is refined, comfortable, and offers top-notch safety ratings and features. The 2015 Volkswagen Golf and GTI trade flashy looks for great interior and cargo space, especially in the SportWagen model—but they don't give up anything for driving fun.
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Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
53.3 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.6 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
50.5 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36.2 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
51.4 -
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
179.4 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.9 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
105.1 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69 70.5
Track Width, Front (in)
59 61
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.5 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
Yes NA
Brake Type
Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
7.9 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
7.9 NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.3 11.3
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
- Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P195/65HR15 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2754 2901
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
15 X 6 15 X 6
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
410 480
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
129 @ 4300 200 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.8 L/110 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
143 @ 6500 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
31 30
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.31 3.60
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 3.78
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.24 1.27
Trans Type
5 5
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.73 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.29 3.39
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
1.87 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.95 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.7 5.9 (Est)
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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