Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Volkswagen Beetle

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Volkswagen Beetle
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT 31 40 $21,646 $23,300
Civic Coupe LX CVT 30 38 $19,285 $20,750
Civic Coupe Sport CVT 25 35 $20,766 $22,350
Civic Coupe Sport Manual 25 35 $20,025 $21,550
Civic Coupe Touring CVT 30 37 $25,025 $26,950
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,062 $23,750
Civic Hatchback EX-L Navi CVT 31 40 $24,377 $26,250
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $19,933 $21,450
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 30 38 $21,414 $23,050
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 38 $20,674 $22,250
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 36 $26,691 $28,750
Civic Sedan EX CVT 32 42 $21,831 $23,500
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $22,942 $24,700
Civic Sedan LX CVT 30 38 $18,915 $20,350
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,174 $19,550
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 25 36 $20,488 $22,050
Civic Sedan Sport Manual 25 36 $19,748 $21,250
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,441 $27,400
Civic Si Coupe Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires 28 38 $22,571 $24,300
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $33,681 $36,300
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Final Edition SE Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Beetle Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $22,124 $23,045
Beetle Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle S Automatic 26 33 $20,059 $20,895
Beetle SE Automatic 26 33 $23,419 $24,395
Beetle Convertible Final Edition SE Automatic 26 33 $26,203 $27,295
Beetle Convertible Final Edition SEL Automatic 26 33 $28,795 $29,995
Beetle Convertible S Automatic 26 33 $24,955 $25,995
Beetle Convertible SE Automatic 26 33 $27,259 $28,395
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,646
$22,124
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,300
$23,045
Monthly Payment Estimate
$388 / month
$384 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
5.6
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The 2019 Volkswagen Beetle offers a surprising amount of value and a great warranty.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 26 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 33 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.3
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 85.1
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 31.4
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 39.4
Passenger Capacity
5 4
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 49
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61.1
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 100.1
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 71.9
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 168.8
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.7
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 15.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 29.9
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)
35.4 35.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P215/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 3045
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 184 @ 1500
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 174 @ 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 29
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 26
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 4.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 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 Beetle
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)
- 330
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 140
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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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
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Rollover Rating

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