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

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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
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 LX Manual 25 36 $18,452 $19,850
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $25,719 $27,700
Civic Si Coupe Manual 26 36 $23,405 $25,200
Civic Si Coupe Manual w/Summer Tires 26 36 $23,590 $25,400
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 N/A $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 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
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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
$22,525
$31,916
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,250
$33,995
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$404 / month
$567 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.0
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
31 mpg 18 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 24 mpg 35 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54.2 53.9
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 43.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 93.1 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 52.1 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 37.2 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 53.1 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.6 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1 38.1
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 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)
70.8 70.7 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.2 61
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 180.9 167.6
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.9 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - 53.7
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - 17.4
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 12 -
Brakes
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
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
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 15.9 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36 35.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P205/55HR16
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P245/40WR18 P205/55HR16
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2961 3371 3023
Wheels
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
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
Engine
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
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
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 21 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 24 35
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 18 29
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.50 - 1.03 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.90 3.87
Trans Type
1 8 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive All Wheel Front Wheel Drive
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
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.72 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.86 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 8.4 5.5
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- - 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- - 480
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
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Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
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Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
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Overall Side Crash Rating
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Side Barrier Rating
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Side Barrier Rating Driver
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Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
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Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
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Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2020 Honda Civic
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  • Finance: From 1.9% APR
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2020 Subaru WRX
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  • Sells at or near MSRP
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2020 Volkswagen Golf
  • 2019 Golf is hard to find in stock; 2020s expected soon
  • Rebates: Unadvertised discounts + $500 credit for select customers
  • Finance: From 1.9% APR for 60 months
  • Lease: From $329 per month for 39 months
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