Compare 2020 Honda Civic vs 2020 Subaru WRX vs 2020 Volkswagen Golf

2020 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Coupe EX CVT N/A N/A $21,923 $23,600
Civic Coupe LX CVT N/A N/A $19,563 $21,050
Civic Coupe Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,044 $22,650
Civic Coupe Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,303 $21,850
Civic Coupe Touring CVT N/A N/A $25,303 $27,250
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $22,525 $24,250
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 40 $23,636 $25,450
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,211 $21,750
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $21,970 $23,650
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,229 $22,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $26,876 $28,950
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,136 $28,150
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $22,247 $23,950
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT N/A N/A $23,358 $25,150
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $19,331 $20,800
Civic Sedan LX Manual 25 36 $18,591 $20,000
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $20,998 $22,600
Civic Sedan Sport Manual N/A N/A $20,257 $21,800
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,858 $27,850
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Si Sedan Manual N/A N/A $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Sedan Manual w/Summer Tires N/A N/A $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,324 $36,995
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Limited CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
WRX Limited CVT 18 24 $31,916 $33,995
WRX Limited Manual 21 27 $30,170 $32,095
WRX Manual 21 27 $25,925 $27,495
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $29,794 $31,695
WRX Premium Manual 21 27 $28,048 $29,795
WRX Premium Series.White Manual 21 27 $28,048 $29,795
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 16 22 $39,331 $41,695
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 16 22 $39,331 $41,695
WRX STI Manual 16 22 $34,960 $36,995
WRX STI Series.White Manual 16 22 $34,960 $36,995
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1.4T TSI Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T TSI Automatic 29 35 $23,035 $23,995
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual 28 36 $22,267 $23,195
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $35,802 $37,295
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 24 32 $35,034 $36,495
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $28,219 $29,395
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 24 32 $27,452 $28,595
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $31,675 $32,995
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 24 32 $30,907 $32,195
Pricing
Invoice Price
$21,923
$31,916
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$23,600
$33,995
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$393 / month
$567 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2020 Honda Civic sets the pace among affordable compact cars. The 2020 Subaru WRX and WRX STI are willing companions that prioritize accessible performance over edgy good looks and high-tech cabins. Even with a pared lineup for a short model year, the 2020 Volkswagen Golf is a solid, if stoic, choice among compact hatchbacks
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Fuel Economy
City
- 18 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
- 24 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
35.9 35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
36.5 37.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.1 53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
34.5 37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
52.6 54.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
88.6 93.1 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.1 52.1 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.2 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.3 180.9 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
54.9 58.1 58.2
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.6 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 104.3 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.7 70.8
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
11.9 12 -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- - 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
- - 17.4
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.1 12.4 11.3
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.3 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 15.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.4 36 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2897 3371 3023
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 8.5 16 X 6.5
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 268 @ 5600 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded H-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 258 @ 2000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/122 1.4 L/85
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 24 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 18 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
35 21 32
Transmission
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 2.35 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA M8
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.50 - 1.03 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.24 3.90 3.87
Trans Type
1 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86 0.81
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Summary
Body Style
Coupe Sedan Hatchback
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Coupe Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.1 8.4 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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2020 Honda Civic
  • 2021 Civic Hatchback arriving
  • Rebate: No cash incentives
  • Lease: From $250/mo. (2020, Sign & Drive)
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR (2020)
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2020 Subaru WRX
  • 2020 WRX very hard to find
  • Sells at or near MSRP
  • Lease from $309 for 36 months
  • Get 0.9% APR for 48 months
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2020 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2020 Golf is nearly sold out; 2021s expected soon
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 0% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: No special offers again this month, which is unusual
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