Compare 2016 Honda Civic vs 2016 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan

2016 Honda Civic
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4-Door CVT Touring
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door Manual LX 27 40 $17,331 $18,640
4-Door CVT LX 31 41 $18,072 $19,440
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 31 41 $18,998 $20,440
4-Door CVT EX 31 41 $19,553 $21,040
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 31 41 $20,479 $22,040
4-Door CVT EX-T 31 42 $20,627 $22,200
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-T 31 42 $21,553 $23,200
4-Door CVT EX-L 31 42 $22,016 $23,700
4-Door CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
4-Door CVT w/Navi EX-L 31 42 $22,942 $24,700
4-Door CVT Touring 31 42 $24,608 $26,500
Coupe 2-Door Manual LX 26 38 $17,711 $19,050
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX 30 41 $18,452 $19,850
Coupe 2-Door CVT LX-P 30 41 $19,377 $20,850
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-T 31 41 $20,720 $22,300
Coupe 2-Door CVT EX-L 31 41 $21,761 $23,425
Coupe 2-Door CVT Touring 31 41 $24,261 $26,125
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4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI S N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door DSG 2.0L TDI SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI S N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SE w/Connectivity N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual 2.0L TDI SEL Premium N/A N/A N/A N/A
4-Door Manual 1.4T S 28 40 $16,973 $17,680
4-Door Manual 1.4T S w/Technology 28 40 $17,928 $18,675
4-Door Automatic 1.4T S 28 39 $18,029 $18,780
4-Door Manual 1.4T SE 28 40 $18,235 $18,995
4-Door Automatic 1.4T S w/Technology 28 39 $18,984 $19,775
4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE 28 39 $19,291 $20,095
4-Door Manual PZEV 1.8T Sport 25 37 $20,059 $20,895
4-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T Sport 25 36 $21,115 $21,995
4-Door Automatic 1.4T SE w/Connectivity 28 39 $21,433 $22,325
4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
4-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T SEL 25 36 $22,705 $23,650
4-Door Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
4-Door Automatic PZEV 1.8T SEL Premium 25 36 $24,366 $25,380
4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T GLI SE 23 33 $25,842 $26,920
4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SE 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0T GLI SE 24 33 $26,898 $28,020
4-Door Manual 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
4-Door Manual PZEV 2.0T GLI SEL 23 33 $28,109 $29,280
4-Door Automatic 2.0T GLI SEL 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
4-Door Automatic PZEV 2.0T GLI SEL 24 33 $29,166 $30,380
4-Door DSG Hybrid SEL Premium 42 48 $29,874 $31,120
Pricing
Invoice Price
$24,608
$29,166
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$26,500
$30,380
Monthly Payment Estimate
$442 / month
$506 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
8.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2016 Honda Civic drops almost all the economy-car pretense; in Touring trim, it could easily wear a premium label.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 24 mpg
Highway
42 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
37.5 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
36.8 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
95 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.1
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 182.2
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 56.6
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.7 15.7
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 38.1
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/40HR18
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2923 3194
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 207 @ 1700
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 210 @ 5300
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 24
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 27
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
42 33
Transmission
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.06
Trans Type
1 6
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.99
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.08
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.15
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.90
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.09
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.46
Summary
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Volkswagen Jetta Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 6.5 (Est)
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
NA -
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 380
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
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
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