Compare 2021 Honda Civic vs 2021 Volkswagen Jetta

2021 Honda Civic
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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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R-Line Automatic
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Jetta R-Line Automatic 29 39 $22,651 $23,595
Jetta R-Line Manual 30 41 $21,883 $22,795
Jetta S Automatic 29 39 $19,003 $19,795
Jetta S Manual 30 41 $18,235 $18,995
Jetta SE Automatic 29 39 $21,979 $22,895
Jetta SEL Automatic 29 39 $24,715 $25,745
Jetta SEL Premium Automatic 29 39 $26,924 $28,045
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn DSG 24 35 $30,283 $31,545
Jetta GLI Automaticbahn Manual 24 33 $29,515 $30,745
Jetta GLI S DSG 24 35 $26,059 $27,145
Jetta GLI S Manual 24 33 $25,291 $26,345
Pricing
Invoice Price
$23,234
$22,651
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$24,500
$23,595
Monthly Payment Estimate
$408 / month
$393 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.7
5.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
40 mpg 39 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Shoulder Room (in)
55 54
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.1
Passenger Volume (ft³)
94.8 94.7
Front Hip Room (in)
53.7 -
Second Leg Room (in)
36 37.4
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.5
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.8 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56.9 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.4 37.2
Exterior Dimensions
Height, Overall (in)
56.5 57.4
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.5 60.4
Wheelbase (in)
106.3 105.7
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.8 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 60.7
Length, Overall (in)
177.9 185.1
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 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)
- 14.1
Brakes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 10.8
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 11.5
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
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.7 36.4
Tires
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P215/50HR17 P205/55HR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact Compact
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2955 2888
Wheels
Rear Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
Steel Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
17 X 7 17 X 7
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
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
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
31 29
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
34 33
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
40 39
Transmission
First Gear Ratio (:1)
2.65 - 0.41 5.07
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.81 3.32
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 MS
Trans Description Cont.
CVT w/OD Automatic w/OD
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
- 2.97
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.47
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.81
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.95
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 1.23
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
- 0.67
Summary
Vehicle Name
Honda Civic Hatchback Volkswagen Jetta
Body Style
Hatchback Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Torsion Beam
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Strut
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Strut
Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.3 5.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- 540
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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