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2021 Honda Civic
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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,423 $24,700
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $21,172 $22,200
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,855 $24,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $22,098 $23,300
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,416 $29,400
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,671 $28,600
Civic Sedan EX CVT N/A N/A $23,139 $24,400
Civic Sedan EX-L CVT 32 42 $24,275 $25,600
Civic Sedan LX CVT N/A N/A $20,268 $21,250
Civic Sedan Sport CVT N/A N/A $21,862 $23,050
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 30 38 $26,392 $28,300
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $35,323 $37,895
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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 20 27 $30,170 $32,095
WRX Manual 20 27 $25,925 $27,495
WRX Premium CVT 18 24 $30,025 $31,945
WRX Premium Manual 20 27 $28,278 $30,045
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Lip Spoiler 16 22 $39,564 $41,945
WRX STI Limited Manual w/Wing Spoiler 16 22 $39,564 $41,945
WRX STI Manual 16 22 $35,192 $37,245
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1.4T TSI Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Golf 1.4T TSI Automatic 29 36 $23,035 $23,995
Golf 1.4T TSI Manual 29 39 $22,267 $23,195
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn DSG 24 32 $36,235 $37,745
Golf GTI 2.0T Automaticbahn Manual 23 30 $35,467 $36,945
Golf GTI 2.0T S DSG 24 32 $28,315 $29,495
Golf GTI 2.0T S Manual 23 30 $27,547 $28,695
Golf GTI 2.0T SE DSG 24 32 $32,127 $33,465
Golf GTI 2.0T SE Manual 23 30 $31,358 $32,665
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,423
$31,916
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$33,995
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$567 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.3
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. The 2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI pitch drivers on heady performance without the usual styling excess.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 18 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 24 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
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
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
Exterior Dimensions
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
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.1 58.2
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 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
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 11.3 10.7
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
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
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
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 3371 3012
Wheels
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
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Engine
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
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 258 @ 2000 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 21 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 24 36
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 18 29
Transmission
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
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.51 - 1.13 5.07
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.79 0.67
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.94 0.81
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Subaru WRX Volkswagen Golf
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Hatchback
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Double Wishbone Multi-Link
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 8.4 5.6
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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