Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Volkswagen Golf

2017 Honda Civic
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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 30 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 30 40 $19,053 $20,500
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 30 40 $19,979 $21,500
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 30 39 $18,313 $19,700
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 39 $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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1.8T 4-Door S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Automatic 25 35 $20,155 $20,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door S Manual 25 36 $19,099 $19,895
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SE Automatic 25 35 $24,427 $25,445
Golf 1.8T 4-Door SEL Automatic 25 35 $26,875 $27,995
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 25 35 $21,761 $22,795
Golf 1.8T 4-Door Wolfsburg Edition Manual 25 36 $20,705 $21,595
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S DSG 22 30 $25,873 $26,950
Golf Alltrack 1.8T S Manual 22 32 $24,817 $25,850
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE DSG 22 30 $29,308 $30,530
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SE Manual 22 32 $28,252 $29,430
Golf Alltrack 1.8T SEL DSG 22 30 $31,575 $32,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,051 $26,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 2-Door S Manual 24 34 $23,995 $24,995
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $33,707 $35,195
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Automaticbahn Manual 24 34 $32,651 $34,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S DSG 24 32 $25,627 $26,695
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door S Manual 24 34 $24,571 $25,595
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE DSG 24 32 $30,611 $31,990
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door SE Manual 24 34 $29,555 $30,890
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport DSG 24 32 $27,931 $29,095
Golf GTI 2.0T 4-Door Sport Manual 24 34 $26,875 $27,995
Golf R 4-Door DSG 23 30 $35,285 $36,755
Golf R 4-Door DSG w/DCC/Nav 23 30 $38,768 $40,475
Golf R 4-Door Manual 22 31 $34,229 $35,655
Golf R 4-Door Manual w/DCC/Nav 22 31 $37,712 $39,375
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 25 34 $21,773 $22,680
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Automatic 4MOTION 22 30 $23,932 $24,930
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 25 35 $20,718 $21,580
Golf SportWagen 1.8T S Manual 4MOTION 22 32 $22,877 $23,830
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SE Automatic 25 34 $25,948 $27,030
Golf SportWagen 1.8T SEL Automatic 25 34 $28,772 $29,970
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,854
$20,155
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,525
$20,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$392 / month
$350 / 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.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 25 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.8
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)
176.9 167.5
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 22.8
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 52.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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 Size
P215/50HR17 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 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)
2900 3023
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 15 X 6
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 199 @ 1600
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.8 L/110
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 170 @ 4500
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 25
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.87
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.56
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.85
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.51
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.14
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Coupe 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
5.0 6.1
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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