Compare 2018 Honda Civic vs 2018 Volkswagen Jetta

2018 Honda Civic
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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX-L CVT 31 40 $22,039 $23,725
Civic Coupe EX-T CVT 30 40 $20,998 $22,600
Civic Coupe EX-T Manual 30 41 $20,257 $21,800
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 39 $18,729 $20,150
Civic Coupe LX Manual 28 39 $17,989 $19,350
Civic Coupe LX-P CVT 30 39 $19,655 $21,150
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 31 40 $24,539 $26,425
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $21,599 $23,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $23,914 $25,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $24,840 $26,750
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 29 40 $19,470 $20,950
Civic Hatchback LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 29 40 $20,396 $21,950
Civic Hatchback LX Manual 29 38 $18,729 $20,150
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 38 $20,951 $22,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 31 40 $19,831 $21,340
Civic Sedan EX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $20,757 $22,340
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,294 $24,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT w/Navigation 32 42 $23,220 $25,000
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT 32 42 $20,905 $22,500
Civic Sedan EX-T CVT w/Honda Sensing 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-T Manual 31 42 $20,164 $21,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $18,350 $19,740
Civic Sedan LX CVT w/Honda Sensing 31 40 $19,276 $20,740
Civic Sedan LX Manual 28 40 $17,609 $18,940
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 32 42 $24,886 $26,800
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,386 $24,100
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/High Performance Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $32,200 $34,700
Select style
1.4T S Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta 1.4T S Automatic 28 38 $18,858 $19,645
Jetta 1.4T S Manual 28 40 $17,898 $18,645
Jetta 1.4T SE Automatic 28 38 $21,355 $22,245
Jetta 1.4T SE Manual 28 40 $20,395 $21,245
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Automatic 28 38 $20,491 $21,345
Jetta 1.4T Wolfsburg Edition Manual 28 40 $19,531 $20,345
Jetta 1.8T SE Sport Automatic 24 33 $22,315 $23,245
Jetta 1.8T SEL Automatic 24 33 $25,195 $26,245
Jetta 2.0T GLI DSG 24 33 $28,362 $29,545
Pricing
Invoice Price
$22,039
$18,858
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,725
$19,645
Monthly Payment Estimate
$395 / month
$327 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.5
6.2
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2018 Honda Civic is a good car made better by plenty of options and value at nearly every stop. The 2018 Volkswagen Jetta is a competent, comfortable sedan, but it’s light on personality and feels a little old against fresh-faced rivals.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 28 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 38 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 94.1
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
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.3
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.4
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.4
Length, Overall (in)
176.9 183.4
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 57.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.2
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 15.7
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10
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 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Full-Size
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2900 3009
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Full-Size
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 150 @ 5000
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 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 38
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 28
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.23
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 Jetta
Body Style
Coupe Sedan
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 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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