Compare 2019 Honda Civic vs 2019 Volkswagen Golf

2019 Honda Civic
2019 Volkswagen Golf
#6 in Wagons
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Manual LX
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Manual LX 25 36 $18,081 $19,450
CVT LX 30 38 $18,822 $20,250
Manual Sport 25 36 $19,655 $21,150
CVT Sport 29 37 $20,396 $21,950
CVT EX 32 42 $21,738 $23,400
CVT EX-L 32 42 $22,849 $24,600
CVT Touring 30 38 $25,349 $27,300
Coupe CVT LX 30 38 $19,192 $20,650
Coupe Manual Sport 25 35 $19,933 $21,450
Coupe CVT Sport 29 36 $20,674 $22,250
Coupe CVT EX 31 40 $21,553 $23,200
Coupe CVT Touring 30 37 $24,932 $26,850
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1.4T Manual S
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
1.4T Manual S 29 37 $20,971 $21,845
1.4T Automatic S 29 37 $22,027 $22,945
1.4T Manual SE 29 37 $23,179 $24,145
1.8T Manual 4MOTION S 22 31 $23,419 $24,395
1.4T Automatic SE 29 37 $24,236 $25,245
1.8T Automatic 4MOTION S 22 29 $24,474 $25,495
2.0T Manual S 24 32 $26,492 $27,595
2.0T DSG S 25 31 $27,547 $28,695
2.0T Manual Rabbit Edition 24 32 $27,739 $28,895
2.0T DSG Rabbit Edition 25 31 $28,795 $29,995
2.0T Manual SE 24 32 $30,523 $31,795
2.0T DSG SE 25 31 $31,579 $32,895
2.0T Manual Automaticbahn 24 32 $34,555 $35,995
2.0T DSG Automaticbahn 25 31 $35,611 $37,095
Pricing
Invoice Price
$18,081
$20,971
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$19,450
$21,845
Monthly Payment Estimate
$324 / month
$364 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.5
6.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
Safety upgrades this year make the 2019 Honda Civic as compelling as ever. The practical 2019 VW Golf is a smart choice whether as a frugal hatchback or a zippy GTI.
TCC Likes
TCC Dislikes
Fuel Economy
City
25 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
36 mpg 37 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Length, Overall (in)
182.7 167.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
15.1 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- 17.4
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2
Steering
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 35.8
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/55HR16 P195/65HR15
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2762 2963
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 X 7 15 X 6
Front Wheel Material
Steel Aluminum
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
Engine
Fuel System
Sequential MPI Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
138 @ 4200 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
158 @ 6500 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
25 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
29 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
36 37
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.02 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.69 0.63
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.64 4.11
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.11 3.39
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.36 1.36
Trans Type
6 6
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.83 0.77
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.67 4.00
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.08 2.12
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Sedan Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
6.1 5.5
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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2019 Honda Civic
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  • Tons of smaller cash incentives
  • Lease: From $189 for 36 months
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 36 months (select states)
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2019 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2019 Golf is hard to find in stock
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 2.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: No special offers this month, which is unusual
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