Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Hyundai Elantra vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Honda Civic
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2017 Hyundai Elantra
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2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT 31 40 $21,854 $23,525
Civic Coupe EX-T CVT 31 40 $20,812 $22,400
Civic Coupe EX-T Manual 30 41 $20,072 $21,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 39 $18,544 $19,950
Civic Coupe LX Manual 28 39 $17,804 $19,150
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Coupe Si Manual 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Civic Coupe Si Manual HPT 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 31 40 $24,354 $26,225
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $21,183 $22,800
Civic Hatchback EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $22,109 $23,800
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,497 $25,300
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,053 $20,500
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,979 $21,500
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 30 39 $18,313 $19,700
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 36 $20,535 $22,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 30 39 $19,794 $21,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,275 $28,300
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,572 $22,140
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,109 $23,800
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,720 $22,300
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,165 $19,540
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,090 $20,540
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,424 $18,740
Civic Sedan Si Manual 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Civic Sedan Si Manual HPT 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $31,459 $33,900
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ECO 1.4T DCT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Elantra ECO 1.4T DCT 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra Limited 2.0L Automatic PZEV 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Automatic PZEV 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Elantra SE 2.0L Manual 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
Elantra Sport 1.6T Automatic 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Elantra Sport 1.6T Manual 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
Elantra Value Edition 2.0L Automatic 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
Elantra GT Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
Elantra GT Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
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1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Jetta 1.8T SEL Premium Automatic 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Jetta 1.8T Sport Automatic 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Jetta GLI Automatic 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Jetta GLI Manual 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,854
$19,928
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,525
$20,650
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$344 / month
$317 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
6.8
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2017 Honda Civic gains a hatchback body this year, but we were already sold. It's a very good compact car. We miss the brash, buzzy looks, for sure—but the 2017 Hyundai Elantra is now one of the most refined economy cars on the road. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 32 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.3 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 95.8 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.7 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 56.2 55.2
Exterior Dimensions
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 179.9 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 56.5 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.9 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.9 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61.5 60.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 14.4 15.7
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 8 10
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc Front Disc/Rear Drum 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA 8 NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11 11.3
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 14.5
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.4 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Size
Compact NA Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 2857 3025
Wheels
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel NA Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact NA Full-Size
Engine
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 156 @ 1400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/83 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 128 @ 5500 150 @ 5000
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 32 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40 38
Transmission
Trans Order Code
NA NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Auto-Shift Manual w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.81 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 4.12 3.23
Trans Type
1 7 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 5.10 3.19
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.07 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.88 0.67
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.96 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.84 0.85
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.26 2.51
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.0 5.0 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 130 140
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
Rollover Rating
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