Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Volkswagen Golf vs 2022 Volkswagen Taos

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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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
2022 Volkswagen Taos
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,423
$23,035
N/A
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,700
$23,995
N/A
Monthly Payment Estimate
$412 / month
$400 / month
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The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2021 Honda Civic doesn’t let social responsibility get in the way of a good time. The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one. The spacious 2022 Volkswagen Taos is one of the roomiest in the class and comes with good standard convenience features.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg -
Highway
40 mpg 36 mpg -
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars -
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2 -
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 93.5 -
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 - -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 35.6 -
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.4 -
Passenger Capacity
5 5 -
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 - -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9 -
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 38.1 -
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 53.9 -
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 59.8 -
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 103.8 -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8 -
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61 -
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 167.6 -
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 58.2 -
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 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 -
Brakes
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 -
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes -
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
12.4 13.2 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 35.8 -
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion -
Tires
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16 -
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR16 -
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact -
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA -
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 3012 -
Wheels
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel -
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5 -
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact -
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum -
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 16 X 6.5 -
Engine
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
162 @ 1700 184 @ 1400 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA -
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/85 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
174 @ 6000 147 @ 5000 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 Intercooled Turbo Regular Unleaded I-4 -
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection Gasoline Direct Injection -
Mileage
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 32 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 36 -
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29 -
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.07 -
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.87 -
Trans Type
1 8 -
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA -
Reverse Ratio (:1)
1.86 4.00 -
Trans Order Code
NA M8 -
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD -
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67 -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23 -
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97 -
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47 -
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Volkswagen Golf -
Body Style
Hatchback Hatchback -
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut -
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link -
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.2 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
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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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2021 Honda Civic
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