Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Honda Civic
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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 EX 31 40 $19,646 $21,140
Manual EX-T 31 42 $19,979 $21,500
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 Touring 32 42 $24,701 $26,600
Coupe Manual LX 28 39 $17,804 $19,150
Coupe CVT LX 30 39 $18,544 $19,950
Coupe CVT LX-P 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Coupe Manual EX-T 30 41 $20,072 $21,600
Coupe CVT EX-T 31 40 $20,812 $22,400
Coupe CVT EX-L 31 40 $21,854 $23,525
Coupe Manual Si 28 38 $22,201 $23,900
Coupe Manual HPT Si 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Coupe CVT Touring 31 40 $24,354 $26,225
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1.8T 4-Door Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.8T 4-Door Manual S 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
1.8T 4-Door Automatic S 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
1.8T Manual S 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
1.8T 4-Door Manual Wolfsburg Edition 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
1.8T Automatic S 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
1.8T 4-Door Automatic Wolfsburg Edition 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
2.0T 2-Door Manual S 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SE 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
2.0T 4-Door Manual S 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
2.0T 2-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG S 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
1.8T Automatic SE 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
1.8T 4-Door Automatic SEL 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door Manual Sport 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
2.0T 4-Door DSG Sport 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
1.8T Automatic SEL 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
2.0T 4-Door Manual SE 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
2.0T 4-Door DSG SE 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
2.0T 4-Door Manual Automaticbahn 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
2.0T 4-Door DSG Automaticbahn 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$17,424
$19,099
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$18,740
$19,895
Monthly Payment Estimate
$312 / month
$332 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.8
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. There's a Golf for nearly every taste and need—Golf, Golf GTI, Golf SportWagen— and don't forget about the EV eGolf, which is very balanced and fun to drive.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
28 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
39.3 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
47.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
97.8 93.5
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Length, Overall (in)
182.3 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 11.3
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2742 2963
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4200 184 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
32 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
28 25
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.27
Trans Type
6 5
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.66
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 3.60
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.87
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 3.78
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
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
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.5 6.0
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 480
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
Rollover Rating
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