Compare 2022 Honda Civic vs 2021 Volkswagen Golf

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EX-L CVT
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Civic Hatchback EX-L CVT 31 39 $25,647 $27,050
Civic Hatchback LX CVT N/A N/A $22,266 $23,350
Civic Hatchback Sport CVT N/A N/A $23,281 $24,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Manual 26 36 $23,281 $24,550
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring CVT 30 37 $27,835 $29,850
Civic Hatchback Sport Touring Manual 28 37 $27,835 $29,850
Civic Sedan EX CVT 33 42 $24,038 $25,350
Civic Sedan LX CVT 31 40 $21,314 $22,350
Civic Sedan Sport CVT 30 37 $22,524 $23,750
Civic Sedan Touring CVT 31 38 $26,997 $28,950
Civic Si Manual 27 37 $25,883 $27,300
Civic Si Manual w/Summer Tires 27 37 $26,072 $27,500
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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
$25,647
$23,035
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$27,050
$23,995
Monthly Payment Estimate
$451 / month
$400 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
6.8
6.7
TCC’s Bottom Line
The 2022 Honda Civic remains a go-to economy car, with low-key performance and high-economy powertrains. The 2021 VW Golf TSI compels shoppers for its overall value, but the GTI is a hole in one.
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Fuel Economy
City
31 mpg 29 mpg
Highway
39 mpg 36 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Large Cars Compact Cars
Interior Dimensions
Front Leg Room (in)
42.3 41.2
Passenger Volume (ft³)
96.6 93.5
Front Hip Room (in)
54.3 -
Second Leg Room (in)
37.4 35.6
Front Head Room (in)
37.6 38.4
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Hip Room (in)
48.9 -
Front Shoulder Room (in)
57 55.9
Second Head Room (in)
37.1 38.1
Second Shoulder Room (in)
56 53.9
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Rear (in)
62 59.8
Wheelbase (in)
107.7 103.8
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
70.9 70.8
Track Width, Front (in)
60.9 61
Length, Overall (in)
179 167.6
Height, Overall (in)
55.7 58.2
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- 5.4
Cargo Area Dimensions
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up (ft³)
24.5 17.4
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down (ft³)
- 53.7
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)
36.1 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)
3088 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
177 @ 1700 184 @ 1400
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
1.5 L/91 1.4 L/85
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
180 @ 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)
35 32
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
39 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
5.1 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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