Compare 2017 Honda Civic vs 2017 Volkswagen Jetta

2017 Honda Civic
2017 Volkswagen Jetta
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LX-P CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,423 $26,300
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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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
$19,470
$18,235
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$20,950
$18,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$349 / month
$317 / 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. The 2017 Volkswagen Jetta is a decent compact car—one in a crowded field, without a "killer app."
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Fuel Economy
City
30 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 38.1
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 38.2
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.2
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 53.6
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.1
Exterior Dimensions
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 183.3
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
12.1 15.7
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
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P205/55HR16
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2775 3025
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 16 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Steel
Engine
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 150 @ 5000
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 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
30 28
Transmission
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.68 3.23
Trans Type
1 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
2.71 3.19
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.53 - 0.41 4.46
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
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Volkswagen Jetta
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 5.5
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
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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