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

2017 Honda Civic
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2017 Hyundai Elantra
X
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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Select style
Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 28 40 $17,424 $18,740
CVT LX 31 40 $18,165 $19,540
CVT w/Honda Sensing LX 31 40 $19,090 $20,540
CVT LX-P 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
CVT EX 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Manual Sport 30 39 $19,794 $21,300
Manual EX-T 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
CVT Sport 30 36 $20,535 $22,100
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX 31 40 $20,572 $22,140
CVT EX-T 32 42 $20,720 $22,300
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-T 32 42 $21,646 $23,300
CVT EX-L 32 42 $22,109 $23,800
Manual Si 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Manual HPT Si 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT w/Navigation EX-L 32 42 $23,034 $24,800
CVT w/Honda Sensing EX-L Navi 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
CVT Touring 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
CVT Sport Touring 30 36 $26,275 $28,300
Manual Touring 22 28 $31,459 $33,900
Select style
2.0L Manual SE
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2.0L Manual SE 26 36 $16,621 $17,150
2.0L Automatic PZEV SE 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
2.0L Automatic SE 29 38 $17,566 $18,150
Manual 24 32 $18,121 $18,800
Automatic 24 32 $19,071 $19,800
2.0L Automatic Value Edition 28 37 $19,550 $20,250
1.4T DCT ECO 32 40 $19,928 $20,650
1.6T Manual Sport 22 30 $20,765 $21,650
2.0L Automatic Limited 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
2.0L Automatic PZEV Limited 28 37 $21,311 $22,350
1.6T Automatic Sport 26 33 $21,799 $22,750
Select style
Manual 1.4T S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual 1.4T S 28 40 $17,179 $17,895
Automatic 1.4T S 28 38 $18,235 $18,995
Manual 1.4T SE 28 40 $20,059 $20,895
Automatic 1.4T SE 28 38 $21,115 $21,995
Automatic 1.8T Sport 25 35 $21,288 $22,175
Automatic 1.8T SEL 25 35 $23,995 $24,995
Automatic 1.8T SEL Premium 25 35 $25,915 $26,995
Manual GLI 23 33 $26,779 $27,895
Automatic GLI 24 33 $27,835 $28,995
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,424
$16,621
$17,179
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,740
$17,150
$17,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$286 / month
$298 / 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
28 mpg 26 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Mid-Size Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 55.3 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42.2 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.8 95.8 94.1
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.4 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.7 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.8 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 51.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 56.2 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 37.3 37.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 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
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 179.9 183.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.3 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 14.4 15.7
Brakes
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
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA Yes NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes - Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 17.4 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65TR15 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2742 2767 2939
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4200 132 @ 4500 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 147 @ 6200 150 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 26 28
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36 40
Transmission
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.63 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.31 3.78
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 4.33 3.35
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.26 1.27
Trans Type
6 6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.78 0.63
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.58 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 1.96 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA M6CF31 NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.98 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Hyundai Elantra Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Sedan Sedan Sedan
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
5.5 6.1 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 550 540
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 120 140
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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