Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Toyota Corolla vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

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EX CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX CVT 31 40 $23,234 $24,500
Civic Hatchback LX CVT 31 40 $20,981 $22,000
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT 29 35 $22,666 $23,900
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 29 37 $21,909 $23,100
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 29 35 $27,230 $29,200
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 29 37 $26,485 $28,400
Civic Type R Limited Edition Manual 22 28 $41,001 $43,995
Civic Type R Touring Manual 22 28 $34,951 $37,495
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APEX SE CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Corolla APEX SE CVT 31 40 $23,211 $25,070
Corolla APEX SE Manual 29 36 $23,573 $25,460
Corolla APEX XSE CVT 31 38 $26,119 $28,210
Corolla Hybrid LE CVT 53 52 $21,760 $23,500
Corolla L CVT 30 38 $18,830 $19,925
Corolla LE CVT 30 38 $18,866 $20,375
Corolla Nightshade CVT 31 40 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla SE CVT 31 40 $20,718 $22,375
Corolla SE Manual 29 36 $21,365 $23,075
Corolla XLE CVT 29 37 $22,523 $24,325
Corolla XSE CVT 31 38 $23,911 $25,825
Corolla Hatchback Nightshade CVT N/A N/A $20,893 $22,565
Corolla Hatchback SE CVT N/A N/A $20,059 $21,665
Corolla Hatchback SE Manual N/A N/A $19,041 $20,565
Corolla Hatchback XSE CVT N/A N/A $22,790 $24,615
Corolla Hatchback XSE Manual 28 37 $21,773 $23,515
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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 30 40 N/A $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 40 N/A $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 30 40 N/A $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 40 N/A $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 30 40 N/A $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 30 40 N/A $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 30 40 N/A $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 25 32 N/A $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 25 33 N/A $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 25 32 N/A $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 25 33 N/A $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,234
$23,211
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,500
$25,070
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$418 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. With the 2021 Corolla, Toyota has almost excised all the bland from its diet. The 2021 Volkswagen Jetta is a no-frills compact with good value. Saving money never goes out of style.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 31 mpg 30 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 40 mpg 40 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 42 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 88.6 94.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 53.9 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 34.8 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.3 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 51.3 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 54 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.1 37.2
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 51.7 54
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 61 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.1 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.3 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 182.3 185.1
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 55.9 57.4
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 4.7 5.6
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
46.2 - -
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
25.7 - -
Trunk Volume (ft³)
- 13.1 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.2 10.8
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 10.8 11.5
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 13.2 13.2
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.6 36.4
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA AS NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P225/40HR18 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA AS NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 3110 2888
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 18 X 7 17 X 7
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 151 @ 4400 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 2.0 L/121 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 169 @ 6600 147 @ 5000
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Port/Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 34 34 (2020)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 40 40 (2020)
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 31 30 (2020)
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 3.38 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.94 3.32
Trans Type
1 10 8
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 3.14 4.00
Trans Order Code
NA NA MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic/CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.45 1.95
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.24 2.97
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.67
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- - 1.00
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Toyota Corolla Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 4.8 5.2 (2020)
Electrical
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
- 80 140
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 390 540
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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